Caitlin Abber
Caitlin Abber the Senior Features Editor at Bustle. She's is an award-winning, multi-media journalist who focuses her work on the intersectional issues facing the millennial generation. In her ten years in the industry, she's held senior editorial roles at Elite Daily, Public Radio International, Women's Health, and MTV. She lives in Brooklyn with one dog, two cats, and a husband.

Am I The Only Person In The World Who Doesn't Have A Hobby?

Earlier this year, my husband and I were sitting next to each other on an airplane, traveling home from a never-long-enough vacation, when out of the corner of my eye I caught a glimpse of what he was looking at on his phone. I figured he was doing…
By Caitlin Abber

I Wanted Unconditional Love, But Instead I Got A Dog Who Hates Me

A few months ago I woke to find a blood stain at the foot of my and my husband's bed. The most likely source was Frankie, our 5-year-old rat terrier, who, because of her white body and ginger spots, is often confused with a Jack Russell. My husband,…
By Caitlin Abber

Millennial Women Are "Screwed." So Why Are They Still Optimistic?

By most recent accounts, millennial women are totally screwed. Aside from their massive, dream-killing student loan debt, the rising cost of living, and the near-certain environmental catastrophes of climate change, young women in the United States…
By Caitlin Abber

Why We Made Bustle's New Podcast, 'The Bustle Huddle'

From #MeToo to Cardi B, we're living during a time when young women's voices are more influential than ever before. Their experiences and opinions inform everything from which Instagram trends go viral, to who will be elected the next president of…
By Caitlin Abber

I Spent Six Months Trying Fancy Sleep Products — Here's What Actually Worked

The best part of being a baby was having someone else put you to bed. Whoever took care of you was responsible for wiping off all the day’s dirt, feeding you a warm bottle, swaddling you in soft blankets, singing a sweet song, and laying you down in…
By Caitlin Abber

Even Good Husbands Are Sexist. Here's What I Did About Mine.

For the last nine years, I’ve rented a summer house in upstate New York with the same group of friends from college. For five days, we hang out by the water, drink until we fall asleep, and eat lots of food. And during that time, almost all of that…
By Caitlin Abber

Whenever I Interview Famous People They Always Ask Me About My Magic Tattoo

For the month of October, Bustle's #blessed series will explore how young women are searching for meaning, finding connections to a higher power and navigating spirituality in 2017. It was April 2016, and I was pacing the lobby of the Trump Doral…
By Caitlin Abber

7 Young Women Reveal What Losing DACA Would Mean To Them & Those They Love

On September 5, the Trump administration announced the end of Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which was instituted in 2012 by the Obama administration, and sought to give work permits and alleviate the fear of deportation for almost…
By Caitlin Abber