Writer focusing on LGBTQ+ equality & rights working with leading newspapers
United States of America
Joanne Spataro is a writer, ghostwriter and writing teacher living in New York City. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Forbes, Vice and The Huffington Post. Her essay, “Rallying for Regular...see more
Digital & Broadcast Media
Media & Communication
Confirmed hourly rate
Available on short notice
Jan 2021 - Present
Author of Preconceptions: A Memoir
As a gay person, Joanne dreamed of falling in love and having a child. This seemed impossible - until she swiped right on Lara....see more
The New York Times
Dec 2017 - Present
The New York Times is an American daily newspaper based in New York City with a worldwide readership. It was founded in 1851 by Henry Jarvis Raymond and George Jones, and was initially ...see more
Freelance Writer | Health
Nov 2016 - Present
I write about health and wellness and how it connects to our culture. VICE Media Group is the world’s largest independent youth media company. Launched in 1994, VICE has offices in 35 c...see more
May 2015 - Present
Founder of Joanne Spataro.
Oct 2013 - Present
Wrote an op-ed on the need for more emergency shelter services for LGBT youth in the Bible Belt. Received 1,300 Facebook likes in its first day.
The Huffington Post
Jul 2012 - Nov 2015
I write about life in the New South. Topics focus on LGBT equality, women's rights and social issues with a dose of irreverent humor.
Jan 2012 - May 2015
I write for the news and culture section, covering stories local to Charlotte, NC. During the Democratic National Convention in 2012, I covered women's and social issues and entertainme...see more
Editor - The Paraview
Metrolina Paralegal Association
Jan 2006 - Jan 2007
Editor of "The Paraview" for the Metrolina Paralegal Association. Reviewed, created, and revised content for the magazine. Redesigned the format.
The Charlotte Observer
Jan 1998 - Dec 2017
Started as a teen movie critic for The Friday Entertainment and Things to Do section. After a hiatus, went on to write sponsored content and editorial stories for The Charlotte Observer...see more