Already Pretty: Learning to Love Your Body by Learning to Dress it Well
This 104-page, full-color book is structured as a fun and accessible self-guided makeover. Sells via Amazon to readers worldwide.
Already Pretty: alreadypretty.com
2007 – present
Maintain a blog about fashion, style, shopping and positive body image with a large and growing readership. New posts two to three times daily.
Minneapolis Star Tribune
7/11 – present
Contributing posts to the Your Voices blog section of the Star Tribune website, and original articles to the printed newspaper.
The Huffington Post
7/12 – present
Contributing posts to the Style section of this news website.
Cottage Grove Community Education
5/12 - present
Created and teaches a two-hour workshop on the basics of traditional figure flattery titled, "Already Pretty: Learning to Dress Your Best."
5/11 – present
Contributing posts to the Girl Talk column on topics including dressing vs. dieting, vulvar vestibulitis, and tattoos.
6/11 – present
Posts syndicated to fashion icon Tyra Bank's website on style, body image, and self-confidence.
4/09 – 12/10
One essay on body image and two style tutorials have been printed in this in-flight magazine, with an audience of 3.2 million readers.
Look and Feel, via www.capessa.com
9/08 – 1/09
Approached to create, promote, and maintain a blog about body image and style via Yahoo.com subsidiary Capessa.com, a women’s portal site that is now defunct.
mpr.org: St. Paul, MN
10/05 – 3/06
While on staff at Minnesota Public Radio, was hired to write several freelance features to augment the content of the 89.3 The Current website. Conducted interviews with major musical acts and wrote articles describing the bands’ histories, personalities, and recent recordings. Artists profiled include Belle & Sebastian, Ben Lee, Super Furry Animals.
PULSE of the Twin Cities: Minneapolis, MN
3/05 – 11/05
Researched and wrote music features – including a cover story – about local and national musical acts for this free periodical. Interviews included Mike Doughty and Andrew Bird.
Music review writer
mnartists.org: Minneapolis, MN
11/04 – 4/05
Wrote reviews of local musical performances and recordings for this McKnight Foundation-funded website. Artists reviewed include John Starkey and The Humbugs.
Music review writer
amazon.com: Seattle, WA
2/99 – 11/00
Hired to write paid reviews of back catalog albums for Amazon's music section. Content eventually syndicated to global Amazon partners. These pieces under my maiden name, Sally Weinbach.