Maria is a freelance writer covering sex, relationships, beauty, and other lifestyle topics. Her writing has appeared in publications including Elle Magazine, Glamour, The Cut, The Washington Post, Glamour, InStyle, Gossamer, Man Repeller, Coveteur, Men's Health, Real Simple, and Playboy, where she also served as the magazine's Advisor for the spring 2019 issue. She has a biweekly newsletter, called Can’t Relate, and her first book, Simple Acts of Love, was published in 2019 by Adams Media, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. When she isn't writing, Maria loves traveling, cooking, rewatching The Sopranos, and painting watercolors. She lives in Brooklyn, by way of New Jersey.