Brittany Leitner

Bio

Brittany is a poet and journalist living in New York City. She's the winner of the International Merit Award in poetry from the Atlanta Review, and currently works as the senior lifestyle editor at Elite Daily. Her work has appeared in Time Out New York and No Dear.

Here's How I Honor My Mexican Culture When It Clashes With My Feminist Beliefs

By Brittany Leitner
This essay is part of Más Que Suficiente, More Than Enough, an Elite Daily series that celebrates the parts of Latinx culture that make each writer proud of their identity. In this piece, writer Brittany Leitner explains how she makes her Mexican…

My Boyfriend & I Took A Break, & It Made Our Relationship Even Stronger

By Brittany Leitner
When one of my closest friends was updating me on the whereabouts of people I hadn't seen in ages, I began to sense that something was wrong with the way I was spending my time. I saw my boyfriend all the time — being in a relationship means you…

Performing My Poetry Never Gets Easier — Here's Why I Do It

By Brittany Leitner
I love being in front of an audience. As a true-to-form Aries sun, Leo rising, I've done everything — given hour-long speeches with ease, gone on TV to promote Elite Daily, worked as a full-time singer and dancer, and more. Although I have always…

This Disney Cruise Director Gets Paid $$$ To Sail The World & Hang Out With Mickey

By Brittany Leitner
Carly Scott's voice is the first one you hear when you settle in your stateroom on the Disney Dream cruise ship. The intercom sounds to the tune of "When You Wish Upon A Star," to get your attention, before Scott, the cruise director for Disney…

This Specific Date Night Suggestion Helped Me & My Boyfriend Avoid Couples' Therapy

By Brittany Leitner
I have to start out by immediately clarifying: therapy is incredible and it’s completely transformed my life. Personally, I like to shout from the rooftops how much I love my therapist, and how working with her over the past few years has totally…

I Joined Arturo Castro Of "Broad City" For An Aura Reading & It Was Scary Accurate

By Brittany Leitner
Ever wonder what your favorite celeb is like without all the screaming fans and paparazzi shots? Have you ever dreamed of going to brunch, doing karaoke, or taking the latest trendy workout with your favorite star? In Elite Daily’s new feature, Take…

CVS' Black Friday Sales Will Make It Easy To Refresh Your Makeup Bag

By Brittany Leitner
Don't at me on this, but sometimes drugstore finds are simply better than hitting up the fancy beauty counter. For example, Instagram can try to sell me all the fancy $25 mascara they'd like, but when it comes down to it, if you know what brush…

I Went On A Tiny Home Vacation In Oregon & It's The Best Way To See The Mountains

By Brittany Leitner
If you've ever seen Tiny House Hunters on HGTV, you're probably already aware of the tiny home phenomenon that's sprung up in America. People across the country are trading in their large, energy-absorbing homes for something more low-key, but…

My First Dance Class In 10 Years Was With Nina Dobrev & I'm Back Into The Groove

By Brittany Leitner
In high school, I danced every day from 7 a.m. through the end of first period, which meant I was logging in around 15 hours of dance per week. In Texas, where I grew up, dance is taken very seriously. My teammates and I were regularly humiliated…

I Dug Deep To Get My Boyfriend The Perfect Birthday Gift & It Was Harder Than I Thought

By Brittany Leitner
I don't know how men are supposed to look when they dress up. Is it a one-and-done type of deal? Or does a custom suit really make all the difference? Should the suit be black, or can they go a little funky with a houndstooth or plaid? These are all…

Why You Need Valfré's Lotería Game For Your Next Girls' Night In

By Brittany Leitner
When I was growing up, Lotería was like my own interactive version of Spanish language flash cards. Instead of popping open a book with words to memorize, I could see the characters on the cards, with their names in Spanish underneath, and learn…

I Went On A Surprise Road Trip & I'm Convinced It's The Best Birthday Idea Ever

By Brittany Leitner
Don't you just love surprises? I guess I know a lot of people who would say no, but I can't get enough of them. In fact, I'm constantly telling my boyfriend he needs to surprise me more — to which he promptly responds that ruins the whole point of…

This National Parks Trip Has The Outdoor Adventure You Want With No Camping Required

By Brittany Leitner
I'm the type of New Yorker who will begrudgingly take a seat on a park bench, only to completely run away from it the second I see a squirrel scurrying too close. I'm not usually planning my weekends around camping adventures or slating in National…

I Wore Blue Eyeliner Every Day Like Cara Delevingne & It's Not As Shocking As I Thought

By Brittany Leitner
You've been there before: You're scrolling through your Instagram feed when you see your favorite celeb post about their favorite new product — a face serum, vitamins that will make your skin brighter, or a specialty food service. You can't help but…

"Cold Brew Hair" Is The Official Hair Color Of Summer 2018 & My Strands Have Never Felt More Alive

By Brittany Leitner
Some coffee shops keep their milk behind the counter. These are the ones I like to mark off in my head as "places I'll never go back to" as soon as I leave. I don't think anything infuriates me quite as much as letting someone else dress my coffee.…

The Video Of Fans Singing "Stand By Me" At The Royal Wedding Will Give You Chills

By Brittany Leitner
The royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, now officially known as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, was filled with celebrities, family, tradition, and endless beautiful moments. The highly anticipated royal wedding is now marked forever in…

These Hilarious Tweets About Prince Harry At The Royal Wedding Prove The Thirst Is Real

By Brittany Leitner
It was just seven years ago that Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex stood beside big brother Prince William, Duke of Cambridge as the world watched him wed his college sweetheart, Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge. Throughout all of the centuries-old…

Tweets About The Royal Wedding Show The World Is Ready For The Big Event

By Brittany Leitner
What is it that people love so much about the royal wedding? Is it the fact that we can escape into the scandalous lives of Britain's elite? (See what I did there?) Or is it that somewhere, deep down, we all secretly crave tradition and world order?…