Liz Enochs

Writer & Journalist
 

About Me

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 southeast Missouri that you've probably never heard of. 

 

As a journalist, I've written 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'm also a passionate essayist, an occasional travel writer, and an emerging fiction writer. I've written quite a few shopping guides in my day as well.

My nonfiction pieces have been published by BustleLeafly, New Now Next, The Dodo, HelloGiggles, The Establishment, NarrativelyPopSugar, USA Today 10Best, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Columbia Missourian, and others. You can check out some of my personal favorites here

So far, my fiction pieces have been published by OPEN: Journal of Arts and Letters, Remington Review, Amethyst ReviewThe Raven Review, and superfroot. 

 

Work Experience

Freelance Writer & Journalist

December 2014 - Today

 

I'm currently freelancing for a couple of sites, including 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.  

 

Education

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. 

 

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