Margaret is a contributing editor at BDG, writing reported features and commentary that challenge traditional ideas about what it means to be a woman, a mother, and a family. She also covers eating disorders, diet culture, and body image.
She previously edited features and oversaw major editorial initiatives, partnerships, brand extensions, and all digital issues across Bustle, Romper, Elite Daily, NYLON, and The Zoe Report. She has served as the managing editor of both Bustle and Romper, which she launched in 2015. Before coming to BDG, she was the founding editor of Huffington Post Women. She also worked at Babble.com during the Mommy Bloggers’ true heyday, and she was once a not very effective features assistant at Vogue.
She graduated from Princeton, got her masters degree in journalism through NYU's program in Cultural Reporting and Criticism, and has taught graduate students in the Publishing department of NYU's School for Professional Studies. Originally from New Orleans, she lives in Manhattan with her wife, four children, and a vizsla named Clay.
What Would Your High School Self Think Of You Now?
Elyssa Friedland’s new novel, The Most Likely Club, takes on thwarted millennial ambition.
Why Wouldn’t Your Nutritionist Have An Eating Disorder?
The people we pay to tell us how to eat often struggle to feed themselves.
At 28, Huma Abedin Was Sleeping On Couches & Wearing Zara
With her memoir, ‘Both/And,’ Hillary Clinton's right hand finally tells her own story.
Myths About The Suburbs As Outdated As The Mall
Everything you think you know about life on the edge of a city is wrong, reports Margaret Wheeler Johnson.
What Dieting Costs Us
Remember 2020, when we were sobered by our political and epidemiological reality and encouraged to practice self care?
What 7 Healthcare Workers Fighting COVID Are Really Thinking
Meet Cute X Bustle: Love IRL
Why It Hurts So Much
When RBG died, I started trying to define what we'd lost.
Sex & Relationships
How One Psychologist Upended Everything We Know About Women, Sex, & Monogamy
Psychology had an explanation for why women are "naturally" monogamous. Terri Conley blew that up.
Your Health, A To Z
Have a health question the internet won't answer? Here's the women's health index you've been looking for.
There Are Real Reasons You're Playing Pioneer Woman In Your Apartment Right Now
In A Pandemic, How Should We Be?
The Riveter & Alaska Airlines Are Giving Away 2 Round Trip Holiday Flights, So Run Don't Walk
Lindy West Has 2 Things She Does To Stave Off The Despair
Did Stacey Abrams Just Say She Still Plans To Be President?
Can The Riveter Make Work Saner For All? We're Going To The Summit To Find Out
Busy Philipps Will Not Be Canceled
Samantha Irby Writes About Gross Stuff, But There's A Rule-Breaking Reason For That
It's Time To Nominate The Most Inspiring Rule Breaker You Know