Anna Davies

Anna Davies is an award-winning reporter, essayist, and young adult novelist specializing in lifestyle content, including relationships, sex and sexuality, personal finance, the psychology of money, parenting, mental health and more. She started her career at magazines, including working on staff at Redbook, Cosmopolitan, The New York Post, and Refinery29.

Anna’s freelance work has appeared in publications including Bustle, Conde Nast Traveler, Elite Daily, Elle, The New York Times, New York, Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Shape and Self. Her personal essays have won awards, including acceptance in the 2014 Amtrak Writer’s Residency Program. One of her essays was featured as a New York Times Modern Love selection. She has ghostwritten ten New York Times bestselling young adult novels. Her copywriting includes work on the Webby-nominated relaunch of Happy Money, a personal finance startup focused on millennials. She holds a personal finance counselor certification, and frequently works with fintech and insurtech brands on content strategy. She graduated from Barnard College of Columbia University in New York City.

Anna is a solo parent of an 8-year-old and lives in Jersey City, NJ. She loves traveling (favorite destination, Costa Rica) and is always looking for the next place to explore. She can be found on Instagram @babybackpacker.

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How I Spent $480 In 48 Hours In Lapland, Finland (Aka The North Pole)

Because you’re never too old to live out your Frozen dreams.

By Anna Davies

7 Graduating Seniors On The Best Thing They've Done For Their Mental Health

College students reflect on what helped them through the last four years.

By Anna Davies

So, What Are People *Actually* Subscribing To On OnlyFans?

Eight 20-somethings reveal the accounts they love watching.

By Anna Davies
Mental Health

7 Gen Zers On Coping With The Adderall Shortage

As the shortage of ADHD medication continues, young people are finding new ways to get by.

By Anna Davies
You’re On Your Own, Kid

I Had To Delay My Dreams To Pay Off $10K+ In Credit Card Debt

This was not on my post-grad vision board.

By Anna Davies and Brittney Carroll

How To (Successfully) Get Back With Your Ex During The Holidays

Sometimes the best gift is one you’ve gotten before.

By Anna Davies
Mental Health

How to Spot Bad Mental Health Advice on TikTok

Five questions to ask yourself next time you scroll.

By Anna Davies