Hey! I'm Heather. I'm a New York City–based writer and copy editor. I grew up on Long Island and moved to Queens last year after living in Brooklyn for three years. I'm so thrilled you've come across Galbraith. If you're looking for more information about the blog, you can go here.
Besides writing, creating content, and setting up and styling photo shoots for Galbraith, I've also written for Marie Claire, OK!, and MarieClaire.com. Here are a few stories I've written for MarieClaire.com:
- 5 Reasons You Can (and Should) Drink Rosé All Year Long
- Jessica Mendoza, ESPN's First Female Baseball Analyst, on Why the Haters Better Get Used to Hearing Her Voice (one of my favorite interviews ever!)
- Drink Better: MC's Ultimate Booze Guide (as a contributor)
- 5 Cool Things You Didn't Know About Serial
- 6 Must-Hear Podcasts
- An Empowering Halloween Message from Beauty Vlogger Deepica Mutyala
Plus, some other details about me...
I say water funny (with an emphasis on “aw” not “ah”). It’s a Long Island thing.
I have a weakness for all things cats and dogs. I really do love them equally; they’re quite different, anyway.
I love Taylor Swift. Hardcore adore her.
I think of myself as a somewhat-extroverted introvert. Often my favorite moments are alone in my apartment, making myself a good meal, listening to music, and dancing around. At the same time, there’s nothing like having a good talk (and a glass of wine) with my sister, my closest friends, or my mom.
Speaking of dancing, I love, love to dance. It’s my high. If there’s a dance floor (or, ehem, just a cleared-away spot at a bar) and good tunes, I’m there. Some of my most exhilarating moments have been when the DJ played that song, and I squelched my self-consciousness and grabbed my friends to hit the empty dance floor. Then, magically, everyone else follows!
I'm a feminist. While there are many misconceptions about what that means and many ways that people define feminism, to me it’s the belief that women should have the same opportunities men have and should be treated equally to men. In the end, the best thing we can do, human to human, is treat each other with kindness and much humility.
I would love to live in California for a period of my life. It just feels right when I’m there.
I love the energy and excitement that is NYC; I find it awe-inspiring and energizing. I fall in love with the city all over again all the time. Just the same, I think New York can be a hard place to live. So I don’t see myself living here forever.
Photograph by Tom Schelling.