Tracey Anne Duncan

Tracey Anne Duncan is a journalist in New Orleans who writes broadly about health, culture, and identity. Their work focuses on the intersection of wellness and social justice. They also write and perform poetry and stories. They have been published in the pithy pop cultural venues you hate to love, like VICE, and in queerdo experimental journals like Tendrloin. In their reporting, they seek to uplift the voices that get muffled by the dominant culture and to destigmatize the creative ways we learn to live and love in this beautiful and terrifying world. Before they had a beat, Tracey Anne studied magic and writing — a.k.a. anthropology — at Columbia University and the magic of writing — literary nonfiction — at LSU. They have taught composition and literature to basically every age from eight to 80 in a slew of locales that include fancy private schools and prisons. They have been a yoga and meditation teacher and practitioner for more than two decades and currently teach sliding scale classes online and in New Orleans. Tracey Anne spends a lot of time making shapes with words. They call them stories. They are working on an autobiography in verse, as well as a series of somewhat-fictional pieces that center around the lives of queer GNC folks who are going to save the world with their witchcraft. They live with five furred companions on a particularly lovely bend in the Mississippi River.

Life

A new study shows a surprising connection between climate change and lung cancer

Life

Scientists discovered two antibodies that may fight all the COVID variants

Life

Scientists finally agree PMS is a public health issue

Abortion

This company is allegedly selling data that could be used to punish abortion seekers

Work

Your job's benefits policy could actually kill you

Mental Health

Why you should get to know your “shadow” self

Puppy Love

Science suggests dogs actually cry happy tears when their people return home

Shame on the Body Shamers

Teens on TikTok are fighting fatphobia one video at a time

Life

I put CBD in my vagina for better sex

Animal Instincts

Monkeys in Bali found a way to make sex toys

The revolution is cumming

How pleasure became political

Extreme Weather

How to deal with anxiety about natural disasters

Healthy or Hype?

TikTokers claim Chia Water fuels weight loss. Is it healthy?

Impact

Two of Ahmaud Arbery’s murderers were just sentenced to life in prison

Life

How healthy are vegan snacks, really?

TikTok

The floating rock trend on TikTok is here to remind us that nothing matters

$$$$$

Matt Gaetz accidentally helped a queer activist raise $2 million for abortion funds

Life

So, are we really in a recession?

Life

You might enjoy your own company more than you think

Make it Stop

Disabled folks are clapping back at this atrocious TikTok travel trend