Writer & Journalist
Hi, I'm Elizabeth Enochs, (sounds like: ee - nix) but you can call me Liz.
I'm a writer & journalist from a small town in Missouri that you've probably never heard of.
As a journalist, I cover sexual violence, intimate partner violence, health and wellness, cannabis, life in rural America, LGBTQ+ issues, environmentalism, animal welfare, and much more. I'm also a passionate essayist, an occasional travel writer, and an emerging fiction writer. I'm currently working on a collection of short stories and prose poems.
My pieces have been published by Bustle, Leafly, New Now Next, The Dodo, HelloGiggles, The Establishment, Narratively, PopSugar, USA Today, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Columbia Missourian, and a few others.
You can check out some of my personal favorites here.
Freelance Writer & Journalist
December 2014 - Today
I'm currently freelancing for multiple sites, but primarily Leafly, where I've written about everything from destigmatizing parents who consume cannabis to celebrating 420 on a budget to why survivors of sexual violence are choosing cannabis to heal.
Commerce Writer, Bustle Digital Group
May 2019 - April 2020
In addition to freelancing for multiple sites and writing fiction in my spare time, I worked as a commerce writer for Bustle Digital Group, where I wrote thoroughly-researched shopping guides for Bustle, Elite Daily, Romper, The Zoe Report, Inverse, and Mic.
Staff Writer, Mercy For Animals
October 2017 - February 2019
As a remote staff writer at Mercy For Animals, I wrote one to three blogs each week for the organization's news blog and its plant-based lifestyle site, ChooseVeg. I also pitched and wrote dozens of pieces for mainstream outlets—from op-eds to personal essays to restaurant guides. In September 2018, I covered MFA's annual Hidden Heroes Gala.
Features Writer & Reporter, Bustle
December 2014 - October 2017
As a part-time features writer and reporter at Bustle, I wrote three to five pieces each week, covering topics such as: memoir, news, LGBTQ rights, mental health, women's health, feminism, racial injustice, sex & dating, sexual violence, cannabis, finances, veganism, pop culture, religion, the Syrian Civil War, and a lot more. I also covered multiple events and interviewed a few of my sheroes, like Dr. Jane Goodall and Angelica Ross.
2012 / December
Southeast Missouri State University
At SEMO, I earned a bachelor's degree in English with a concentration in writing and a minor in small press publishing. I also joined Sigma Tau Delta—an international collegiate honor society for English students who are within the top 30 percent of their class and have a 3.5 GPA. Before graduating with honors, I completed an internship at the Southeast Missouri State University Press.
2010 / May
Three Rivers College
At Three Rivers, I accepted a full academic scholarship and joined Phi Beta Kappa—the oldest academic honor society in the United States—before earning an associate of arts degree in English.