AK Whitney

is a freelance journalist and former math hater in Southern California

A.K. Whitney is a journalist with 20 years of experience in print and online. She has also written for publications including Ms., Paste, Cosmopolitan, XOJane, Bitch, Mental Floss and Alternet. A native of Stockholm, Sweden, Whitney spent her childhood and early teens in Scotland, Italy, and Mexico. By the time she was in middle school, she was fluent in five languages. She moved to Southern California at age fifteen, and got her bachelor’s degree in English Literature at Bryn Mawr College. When not trying to get over her math phobia, Whitney enjoys cooking, reading, traveling and flying small airplanes, much to the dismay of her mother. She lives with her husband in Los Angeles. You can follow her on Twitter @AKWhitney