Carrie Nelson is a Staff Writer and co-founder of Gender Across Borders. Carrie was born and raised in a suburb of Boston, Massachusetts. She graduated from Emerson College in 2008 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Visual and Media Arts (and a minor in Women’s and Gender Studies). During her final semester at Emerson, she interned for Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders in the Public Affairs & Education department. Her experience at GLAD led to her decision to pursue a career involving both media and LGBT advocacy. Upon completing her education, Carrie moved from Boston to New York City. She spent over two years working as the Foundation & Corporate Relations Coordinator at In The Life Media, Inc., and she is currently the grant writer for a different LGBT nonprofit organization.
Besides writing and social justice, Carrie’s biggest passion in life is film. Her first documentary, Just As I Am, won the Take Action Hollywood! award in March 2009 and screened at the 2009 Boston LGBT Film Festival.
Carrie currently resides in Astoria, Queens with her husband, who is also a writer and filmmaker. When not working, Carrie enjoys watching (and critiquing) movies, learning about wine, reading gender theory, and exploring NYC. You can also find her writing at Bitch Flicks, where she is a Monthly Guest Contributor, and Bitch Magazine.