Morgan Brinlee is a News and Politics Writer for Bustle, currently based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Born with an inordinate amount of curiosity and wanderlust, she looks to tell stories that encourage conversation and inspire people to think critically about their world. Morgan has run through tear gas in Turkey's Gezi Park, fed snails on a French escargot farm and trained in the art of burlesque all in the name of journalism. She hopes to continue traveling -and reporting- the world, if only for the food.

Latest Articles

North Korea Has Detained Another American

Authorities in Pyongyang reportedly detained a Korean American man on Saturday, bringing the total number of U.S. citizens now known to be detained in North Korea to three as tensions between the two ...
By Morgan Brinlee

This Voter Law Could Impact Georgia's 6th District Election

Civil rights groups have filed a lawsuit against Georgia that may significantly impact the state's upcoming run-off election between Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican Karen Handel. The lawsuit accuse...
By Morgan Brinlee

Want Better Healthcare? Get A Better Job, GOP Rep Tells Constituent

Republican lawmakers have taken a lot of heat for their support of President Donald Trump's plan to repeal and replace former President Obama's Affordable Care Act. And while the president's initial r...
By Morgan Brinlee

Photos From The March For Science Show Mother Earth Has Major Fans

Tens of thousands of people took to the streets this Earth Day as part of March For Science rallies held in dozens of cities across the country. Inspired by the Women's March on Washington, organizers...
By Morgan Brinlee

France's Election Could Have A Major Impact On The EU

French voters head to the polls Sunday to elect a new president in an increasingly tight election many say stands to influence not only the future of France, but also that of the European Union. But j...
By Morgan Brinlee

A Lawyer Said Women Are Good At Lying Because They're "The Weaker Sex"

A defense attorney has come under fire for reportedly telling a Tennessee jury that women are "especially good" at lying while defending a man accused of rape, adding that it's because they were "the ...
By Morgan Brinlee

Download These March For Science Signs That Celebrate Women

This month, political activism turns its focus to science, with people in cities across the United States expected to hit the streets for the March for Science and the People's Climate March. Building...
By Morgan Brinlee

Shooting On Champs-Elysees In Paris Reportedly Targeted Police

One police officer was killed Thursday, with at least two others wounded, in a shooting on the Champs-Elysees in central Paris, the French Interior Ministry said. According to French officials, police...
By Morgan Brinlee

United Airlines' Approval Rating Is Higher Than Trump's RN

It's been a rough couple of weeks for United Airlines. First, video of a customer being physically dragged off a flight to free up a seat for crew members made the airline a target of heavy criticism....
By Morgan Brinlee

One Man Is Challenging Hateful ISIS Graffiti In Iraq

As U.S. and Iraqi forces continue to push the Islamic State out of Mosul, Iraq's second largest city, residents in the city's liberated east are finding creative ways to remove the hateful graffiti le...
By Morgan Brinlee

A Utah Judge Praised A Convicted Rapist In Front Of His Victims

A Utah judge is facing severe criticism after praising a convicted rapist's character in front of his victims before sentencing him to prison. Fourth District Court Judge Thomas Low appeared to become...
By Morgan Brinlee

What The Turkey Referendum Means For The Future

At first glance, it may seem like Turks headed to the polls Sunday to answer a simple "yes" or "no" question: support the president in ushering in a series of major constitutional changes, or not. How...
By Morgan Brinlee

9 Odd Things Politicians Have Said About Pregnancy

Over the years politicians have made more than a few bizarre, scientifically unfounded, and even downright disturbing comments about pregnancy and women's reproductive rights. Whether they're looking ...
By Morgan Brinlee

The Latest Bombing In Syria Hit Stranded Evacuees

Dozens of people were killed Saturday in Syria when a bomb exploded near an evacuation convoy waiting to cross into government-held Aleppo as part of a controversial population transfer deal, Syrian s...
By Morgan Brinlee

A Teenager Schooled Sen. Jeff Flake On Planned Parenthood

On Thursday, H.J. Res 43 was signed by President Donald Trump. The bill will allow states to block organizations like Planned Parenthood from receiving the Title X funds they currently use to cover th...
By Morgan Brinlee

8 Ways Female Politicians Stood Up To Their Male Colleagues

The United States' 2016 presidential election provided plenty of fodder for discussion about sexism and misogyny in politics. Yet gender-based prejudices against women are not a new thing in the polit...
By Morgan Brinlee

The Atrocious Pay Gap Between Virginia Clerks

Virginia legislators have moved to correct one of the most blatant examples of gender pay disparity to have been recently reported in the state. Until recently, the female clerk for Virginia's State S...
By Morgan Brinlee

A Detroit Doctor Has Been Charged With Performing FGM

The Department of Justice has charged a Michigan doctor with allegedly performing female genitalia mutilation (FGM) on girls ages 6 to 8, papers filed Wednesday with the U.S. District Court for the Ea...
By Morgan Brinlee

This Video Shows The Damage A MOAB Can Do

News the U.S. military dropped its largest non-nuclear bomb on a complex of Islamic State tunnels in eastern Afghanistan on Thursday left many people wondering what exactly the weapon nicknamed the "m...
By Morgan Brinlee

How To Find A Women For Syria Vigil Near You

In an effort to raise awareness and support for Syrian refugees, Women's March organizers have declared April 13 a national Day of Action for Syria. As part of a broad campaign to draw attention to th...
By Morgan Brinlee