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Anna Pulley is the author of The Lesbian Sex Haiku Book (with Cats!), which Cheryl Strayed called a “must-read,” Tegan and Sara said was “an adorable and hilarious way to start the day,” and Jennifer Tilly said was “thoroughly charming.”

She wants to solve your relationship dilemmas, for you to have toe-curling, insecurity-free sex and to learn how to talk to anyone, even if you’re shy and awkward. She writes about this stuff here on her blog, as well as in weekly advice columns for The Chicago Tribune’s RedEye and (formerly) AfterEllen.

She has been described as “being the kind of honest which is neither false nor abrasive” and “the Kanye West of lesbian writers,” which she is pretty sure is a compliment.

She has an MFA in Life Mistakes.

You can email her here, unless you’re the guy who keeps asking “are you lezbian girl,” because they are now married, obviously.

She has been the Managing Editor of the East Bay Express, the Arts and Culture Editor at SF Weekly, the Social Media and Communications Fellow at Mother Jones, and has written about everything from bars and restaurants to news to theater to sex toys.

Her work can be found in New York magazineThe Toast, San Francisco magazine (“The Oakland Issue” won a National Magazine Award), VICEBuzzFeed, FusionAlterNet, The Bay CitizenSalon, The Daily DotThe Rumpus, and others.

She has also managed social media campaigns for best-selling authors (such as Peter Orner), nonprofit organizations (Off the Mat), and for individuals and small businesses (Mysore SF).

Plus, one time Amanda Palmer asked her out on Twitter, with Neil Gaiman’s blessing.



Humble Brags

Anna was chosen as a Woman to Watch in 2016 by KQED.

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And again, talking about confusing lesbians on Dan Savage’s Podcast

Cheryl Strayed, aka Dear Sugar, calls me one of her favorite advice columnists

The Chicago Sun-Times: Hot Writer series

Wendy MacNaughton at The Bold Italic, on her favorite SF bloggers

Broke-Ass of the Week: Broke-Ass Stuart’s Goddamn Website

KRON 4 News Weekend: You’ll have to imagine it because I couldn’t afford the video

Sex Journo Extraordinaire: WriterBabe Series

The Secret Life of a Sex Columnist: Feast of Fun podcast