Hi, I'm Elizabeth Enochs, (sounds like: ee - nix)
but you can call me Liz.
I'm a writer from a small town in southeast Missouri that you've probably never heard of. I spent nearly a decade writing professionally as a journalist and an essayist.
Now, I'm focusing most of my writing energy on poetry, fiction,
and creative nonfiction.
If you'd like to, you can order my nonfiction prose chapbook,
You'll find my poetry at Drunk Monkeys, The Voices Project, Scrawl Place (here and here), and in the The Quarterl(y) Journal: Let's go to the Movies issue as well as in the Bible Belt Queers zine: Queer in the Time of Covid.
As a journalist, I wrote about health and wellness, cannabis, life in rural America, LGBTQ+ issues, environmentalism, animal welfare, veganism and vegetarianism, sexual violence in many forms — including intimate partner sexual violence — and much more. I was once a travel writer, and I've written quite a few shopping guides in my day as well.
My nonfiction articles, op-eds, guides, and personal essays have been published by Bustle, Leafly, New Now Next, The Dodo, HelloGiggles, The Establishment, Narratively, PopSugar, USA Today 10Best, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Columbia Missourian, and others. You can check out some of my personal favorites here.
Freelance Writer & Journalist
December 2014 - Present
From winter 2014 until winter 2022, I worked as a freelance writer for sites like Bustle, POPSUGAR, and Leafly. For Leafly, I wrote about everything from de-stigmatizing parents who consume cannabis to celebrating 420 on a budget to why survivors of sexual violence are choosing cannabis to heal. In December 2022, I dusted off my freelancer cap to write about Missouri legalizing recreational cannabis for adults.
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.