writer · editor
mental health advocate

Photo by Kim Hoyos

Photo by Kim Hoyos

Hi! I'm Anna Borges, a writer, editor, and mental health advocate and I’m currently senior health editor for SELF. Previously, I was a senior editor for BuzzFeed's lifestyle and wellness brand Goodful, a senior staff writer for BuzzFeed Health, the social media editor for Women’s Health, and the LGBTQ Editor for Her Campus National. (I’m also a Virgo sun, Aquarius moon, Libra rising, Slytherin, INFJ, and Enneagram Personality Type 4.)

I have a particular passion for writing about mental, emotional, and sexual health, and guiding people in their journey of self-love, self-improvement, and self-discovery. I'm well-versed in writing expert-backed service journalism, as well as personal and humorous takes on mental health topics. I studied journalism and creative writing at Northwestern University where I was also a trained sexual health and assault peer educator, encouraging dialogue on campus about sexual health, sexuality, and sexual assault. An Oregon native, I now live in Brooklyn with my two cats that I can never resist mentioning because they’re perfect.

I'm writing a book called The More or Less Definitive Guide to Self-Care, an exhaustive collection of self-care tips, big and little, preventative and curative, concrete and abstract. It will release from The Experiment on November 1, 2019 and is available for preorder.



If you’re contacting me with a pitch, please use my professional email: anna_borges@condenast.com.

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