Mia Mercado is a lifestyle news writer for Bustle, covering race, gender, and all things internet. She also covers trending food, health, science, and tech news, specifically making hard-to-understand topics (new studies, app updates, why ranch is everywhere) a little easier to digest.
Mia is also a humor writer whose work has appeared in The New Yorker, New York Times, McSweeney’s, Reductress, American Bystander, Gizmodo, BUST, Hallmark Cards, and a bottle she threw in the Milwaukee river when she was nine. Mia’s debut nonfiction collection of humorous stories and essays WEIRD BUT NORMAL is set to be published with HarperOne in Summer 2020.
Ava is Mia's perfect and stinky dog who you can see on Mia’s Instagram at @mia.market. You find Mia's luke-warm takes on her on Twitter at @miamarket or read more of her work on her website at miamercado.com but, like, no pressure.