Melissa is a writer and semi-retired model from Kalamazoo. She has written for Vice, Esquire, and Lady Clever. She is working on her first book, called Models On Phones.

She lives in Los Angeles with her cat Kitler.

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Melissa's Past Work

My first car was a stick-shift. I learned to drive that thing within the first hour of getting it. I loved blasting my Wu-Tang Forever CD and pretending I was a racecar driver thro[...]
Part I of “I Want My Best Friend Back.” Part II of “I Want My Best Friend Back.” *** A month passed and things were starting to calm down. I packed up our K[...]
Part I of “I Want My Best Friend Back.” *** Jane was my roommate, but more importantly—she’s been my best friend for 16 years. She started drinking heavily shortly afte[...]
The 101 Freeway. Bad traffic. On the radio, the quiet hum of NPR’s All Things Considered talking about kids eating laundry pods and getting sick, because kids are idiots. My best f[...]