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.


The fascinating reason you fidget all the time

Sobriety Check

Getting sober hits different for queer people

Sexual Health

The F.D.A. just approved underwear that protect against STIs

Mental Health

Do I have post-pandemic PTSD?

Plant Based

Does anyone actually care that James Cromwell glued his hand to a Starbucks counter?

Healthy or Hype

Do these viral skincare hacks on TikTok actually work?

Style and Substance

"Dopamine dressing" is our new post-pandemic salve

It's Always Cuffing Season

The best way to flirt, according to science

When Life Imitates Art

“You not having fun” TikToks are making space for our post-pandemic malaise

Smells like Eco-washing

SHEIN is trying to revamp their image with a line of "purpose-driven" clothes

Action Items

5 ways to find abortion rights protests wherever you are

When Will it End?

What we know about the new wave of COVID in South Africa

Healthy or Hype?

Why ASMR triggers make you feel so damn good, according to science

Today in Depressing Research

Can loneliness lead to unemployment?

Somebody Call D.A.R.E.

Brain stimulation could make it way easier for people to quit smoking

Thriving / Surviving

Does eye yoga actually improve your vision?

Eat This

Here's how much meat you should be eating if you want to save the planet


Sexists jerks use being rude to cover up their gender bias

Healthy or Hype?

You can stop intermittent fasting now, new research says

Dr. TikTok

TikTok told me cavities are contagious and now I’m scared to kiss people