ABOUT


MELISSA A. FABELLO, PhD is a social justice educator whose work focuses on body politics, beauty culture, and eating disorders.

Currently, she works as a freelance digital content strategist, helping individuals and organizations who work in wellness fields with a myriad of services, including editorial direction, social media optimization, press strategy, and market research. To inquire about hiring Melissa for short- or long-term projects, please use the contact form.

Previously, Melissa worked for five years as Managing Editor of Everyday Feminism, one of the largest independent feminist media sites in the world. There, she guided the organization – which is dedicated to helping people break down and stand up to oppression through the application of intersectional feminism in their everyday lives – into a unique editorial style grounded in evidence-based educational practices.

Melissa is a licensed educator with over a decade of experience working with diverse populations. She has worked as an educator in many capacities, including in domestic violence and sexual assault prevention education. Most of her work as an educator now comes in the form of workshops and presentations at various universities, organizations, and conferences. Her energetic presentations are created around participant-centered learning objectives, so her audiences leave her talks not only with knowledge, but with tangible skill sets. To learn more or to book her for an event, click here.

She received her PhD in Human Sexuality Studies at Widener University, where her phenomenological research explored how women with anorexia nervosa make meaning of their experiences with sensual touch. Melissa also holds an M.Ed. in Human Sexuality and a B.S. in English Education from Boston University.

You can find Melissa in various corners of the Internet, usually trying to cause trouble, or taking a break from the revolution to cuddle with her two cats.