Elizabeth Enochs
Elizabeth Enochs is a writer, copy editor, and nature enthusiast from a small town in Missouri that you've probably never heard of. She's scared of Tinder, addicted to coffee, in love with travel, and watches way too much TV. In addition to Bustle, her work has been featured on sites like HelloGiggles, Thought Catalogue, HealthcareSource Blog, HuffPost Women, Flurtmag.com and a few others.

Latest Articles

What Jane Goodall Wants You To Remember When You Think You Can't Make A Difference

You probably know about Dr. Jane Goodall's revolutionary work with chimpanzees, but how well do you really know her? Since the 1960s, the 83-year-old scientist's work with chimps has challenged the scientific community to redefine what it means to be…
By Elizabeth Enochs

These Are The Most Rewarding Jobs For Women

For the third year in a row, Bustle's Upstart Awards are honoring young women who are doing incredible things in the realms of business, STEM, fashion and beauty, the arts, philanthropy, and beyond. Want to be an Upstarts honoree one day? Read on for…
By Elizabeth Enochs

The Reason Why Getty Images Is Banning Photos Of Digitally Slimmed Models Is Kind Of Surprising

Digital retouching of women’s bodies is so commonplace in our society — from ads, to editorials, to TV — that Getty Images' recent decision to ban photos of digitally slimmed models is actually revolutionary. Despite growing support of diverse body t…
By Elizabeth Enochs

A Judge In Brazil OK’d Conversion Therapy After Almost 20 Years Of It Being Banned

Gay conversion therapy, which is sometimes referred to as ex-gay therapy or sexual orientation change efforts (SOCE), is a widely discredited form of “curing” same-sex attraction that’s enabled homophobic clinicians, unlicensed therapists, or religio…
By Elizabeth Enochs

A Woman Dressed As A Clown Allegedly Murdered Someone, Then Married Her Victim’s Husband

If this past year (or two years, depending on who you ask) of creepy clowns dominating the news cycle has left you terrified, rest easy, I guess, that this isn't a new phenomenon. A Florida cold case involving a woman who allegedly committed murder w…
By Elizabeth Enochs

An Asian-American Family Received Racist Threats After Displaying A Black Lives Matter Sign

The Monday after Heather Heyer was killed while protesting white supremacism in Charlottesville, an Asian-American family in San Francisco received a hate letter about the Black Lives Matter sign that’s been hanging in their window since 2015. Debbie…
By Elizabeth Enochs

Making Wonder Woman Bisexual On-Screen Is Long Overdue

Last week, LGBTQ activist Gianna Collier-Pitts launched a Change.org petition to represent Wonder Woman’s Diana as bisexual when the film’s sequel hits theaters in 2019. And I’ve already signed it. I’ve been devouring comic book movies and TV shows s…
By Elizabeth Enochs

Even Fiona The Hippo Farting Is Adorable

If you haven’t heard of Fiona the Hippo by now, don’t be too hard on yourself, but that needs to change immediately. Not only have videos of Fiona been viewed more than 100,000 times on the Cincinnati Zoo’s Facebook page, Fiona just got her own show …
By Elizabeth Enochs

This Is How The Flint Water Crisis Is Affecting Pregnant Women, & It’s Alarming

As activists will remind you, the city of Flint, MI, has been without clean water for three years and five months, and we're beginning to see the long-term health effects of this crisis. Thanks to a recent study, the damage Flint city officials set i…
By Elizabeth Enochs

After Living With Anxiety For 20 Years, Here’s What I’ve Learned

About 20 years ago, I had my first anxiety attack. I was seven years old at the time, and it came out of nowhere. Since then, I’ve gone through several phases with my anxiety. First, I was so scared of it that I tried to ignore it. Then I tried to pr…
By Elizabeth Enochs

7 Things You've Heard About Roommates That Are Total BS

Living with roommates can be difficult, especially if you’re an introvert. The chances of being seen naked or overheard talking to yourself are fairly high, and that sh*t is embarrassing. Plus, if your roommates are extroverts, then you’re going to e…
By Elizabeth Enochs

Bronze Age Women Traveled While Men Stayed At Home, A New Study Shows

You know how people are always talking about the Stone Age as if it was full of cavemen calling the shots while cavewomen gathered nuts and berries? Well, it looks like that whole concept might be total bullsh*t. According to a new study, led by Prof…
By Elizabeth Enochs

A Bear Walked Into A Hotel In Alaska & It Was Actually Kind Of Cute

I don’t know about you, but I’ve always wanted to visit Alaska. The wild beauty of the state has intrigued me since the first time I watched Balto all the way back in 1995. I wasn’t drawn to one specific Alaskan town until recently, though. In fact, …
By Elizabeth Enochs

Black Women In Chicago Are Receiving More Concealed Carry Permits Than Ever

As someone who attended their first gun safety class at a young age, a huge part of me is genuinely excited that more and more Black women in Chicago are receiving concealed carry permits than ever. In a city where violence against women and girls of…
By Elizabeth Enochs

7 Signs That Made Me Realize I Needed Help For My Anxiety

Like most people who have dealt with anxiety for as long as they can remember, I’ve always known that I worry more than most people. You can only hear the phrase “you worry too much” before you start to think there might be something different about …
By Elizabeth Enochs

Meet 8 Bad-Ass Women In STEM Who Are Changing The Game

Despite the fact that women-led tech companies reportedly perform three times better than companies with male CEOs, the gender gap in STEM — science, technology, engineering, & mathematics — persists. As Observer reported just last June, women only o…
By Elizabeth Enochs

What Traveling With Strangers Taught Me About My Social Anxiety

Social anxiety is a fairly common anxiety disorder. About 15 million people in the U.S. struggle with social anxiety disorder (SAD), and many of those people deal with other anxiety disorders as well. Unlike many anxiety disorders, which disproportio…
By Elizabeth Enochs

Stray Animals Need Help Escaping Hurricane Irma, Too

Hurricane Irma is one of the strongest recorded storms to ever hit the Atlantic — and as we saw with Hurricane Harvey, storms like these can be just as devastating for the animals in their wake as they are for us humans. This is even more true for th…
By Elizabeth Enochs

Weird But Useful Apps You Need To Download, Stat

If it feels like there’s an app for everything these days, that’s because there kind of is. The internet is constantly abuzz with news on dating apps, apps for keeping track of periods, apps for protesters, social media apps, ride-sharing apps, and l…
By Elizabeth Enochs

9 Apps You Need If You’re Going To A Protest

I don’t know about you, but I feel like attending protests is patriotic as hell. Americans have been protesting since before we were even Americans, after all. (Ahem, the Boston Tea Party.) Plus, thanks to the First Amendment, all Americans have a co…
By Elizabeth Enochs