Liz Lazzara

Writer & Activist.

Forthcoming work in Catapult and Ravishly.

Latest piece: Let XXXTentacion's Passing Spell The End Of His Fame.

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Hey, y'all. I'm Liz Lazzara.

I'm an androgyne freelance writer and editor, and a no-holds-barred activist. My pronouns are she/her or they/them. 

I write essays, reportage, copy, and blog content with a focus on mental health, trauma, addiction, and recovery.  I also like to tackle issues within the LGBTQIA+ community, gender and sexuality, timely news and politics, and (occasionally) I write about writing. I aim to write pieces that blend the personal with easy-to-understand science and fact so that my readers feel less alone, more capable, and (hopefully) inspired to better their lives. 

I'm working on a manuscript called Broken Record that marries my personal story of complex/cumulative post-traumatic stress disorder (C-PTSD) and addiction to my research into psychology, psychiatry, neurobiology, and child/human development. I am actively seeking representation. 

My latest project is Germinate, a no-nonsense podcast about mental health, addiction, trauma, invisible illness, and bettering your life overall. It's exclusively available via my mailing list, so you never miss a show. Soon, I'll be making a Facebook community for listeners to reach out to one another. It's crucial that we connect with each other, don't you think?

As an editor, I have done everything from proofreading short pieces up to working as a developmental editor on full-length manuscripts. I also created and managed a personal essay publication, recruiting and managing a team of 50+ writers for over a year.

So, welcome! Take a look around. And never hesitate to say hello.