STEPHANIE HALLETT
WRITER & EDITOR

Hi! I'm Stephanie, a Canadian journalist. I've been living and working in the US for more than a decade, reporting on everything from the FBI's notorious definition of rape to the joy of a Las Vegas wedding. I'm currently the senior personal finance editor at Insider.

My first book, "Healing with Red Light Therapy: How Red and Near-Infrared Light Can Manage Pain, Combat Aging, and Transform Your Health," is out now from Ulysses Press and is available everywhere books are sold.

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READ MY WORK

Features

SHRED LIKE A GIRL: HOW WOMEN ARE REINVENTING SKATEBOARD CULTURE

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HelloGiggles, March 2019

WHY DO WE CRIMINALIZE BLACK SCHOOLGIRLS?

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DAME, August 2017

THIS IS WHAT'S REALLY GOING ON WITH THE SO-CALLED "DEATH OF RETAIL"

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HelloGiggles, February 2019

 

Essays

A PAIR OF YARD-SALE LEGGINGS TAUGHT ME THE MOST IMPORTANT LESSON I EVER LEARNED ABOUT SELF-WORTH

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Insider, June 2023

I HAD A MISCARRIAGE DURING COVID

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DAME, June 2023

AFTER 10 YEARS SAVING TO BUY A HOME IN LA, I HAD TO FACE FACTS: MY ONLY OPTION WAS TO LEAVE

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Insider, April 2021

SEARCHING FOR HOME IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

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HelloGiggles, July 2018

THE POWER OF GRIEVING — EVEN IF BY PROXY

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The Establishment, August 2016

HOW TO BE CANADIAN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY

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Pacific Standard, June 2016

 

Service Journalism

10 TIPS FOR ANY JUDGMENTAL PERSON WHO'S SAID "UGH, WHY AM I LIKE THIS?"

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BuzzFeed, November 2018

WHAT IT'S LIKE TO SUPPORT A SIBLING WITH A MENTAL ILLNESS

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HuffPost, September 2017

LEARNING TO PLAY THE DIDGERIDOO COULD HELP STOP YOUR SNORING

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HuffPost, May 2017

6 WAYS WOMEN CAN STAND UP FOR THEMSELVES WHEN DOCTORS IGNORE THEIR CHRONIC PAIN

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HelloGiggles, April 2019

12 WAYS TO CALM DOWN WHEN YOU'RE PISSED OFF AND DON'T WANT TO BE

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BuzzFeed, January 2019

PLEASE DON'T WAIVE YOUR HOME INSPECTION

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Insider, June 2022

HOW TO SURVIVE INFLATION, ACCORDING TO 5 FINANCIAL PLANNERS

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Insider, May 2022

YES, MELATONIN HAS SIDE EFFECTS—HERE'S WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE YOU POP THAT SLEEPING PILL

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HelloGiggles, April 2019

 

Interviews

AYANNA PRESSLEY IS READY TO TRANSFORM CONGRESS

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HelloGiggles, August 2018

JOHN LEGEND'S MESSAGE FOR IMMIGRANT FAMILIES AT THE BORDER: "YOUR HUMANITY MATTERS"

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HelloGiggles, June 2018

AYESHA CURRY SHARED THE UNCONVENTIONAL MARRIAGE ADVICE THAT KEEPS HER DECADE-LONG RELATIONSHIP STRONG

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HelloGiggles, January 2019

 

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

2019 to Present

INSIDER
SENIOR PERSONAL FINANCE EDITOR

I lead a team of staff writers and freelancers who report on all the ways money and financial policy impact people's real lives. In 2020, I developed and edited the Drum Award-nominated series "Inside the Racial Wealth Gap."

2016 to 2019

HELLOGIGGLES
SENIOR LIFESTYLE EDITOR

I oversaw the lifestyle vertical at HelloGiggles and developed several of the site's signature series, including: Feminist Passport, a monthly travel column; I Rise, a mini-series centered on Black women's mental health; She's Running, a series of profiles on progressive women in Congress, and Is This Normal?, a health and relationships advice column.

2014 to 2016

MS. MAGAZINE

DIGITAL EDITOR & RESEARCH EDITOR

I edited the Ms. Blog, managed a rigorous fact-checking program, wrote regularly, and managed the Ms. social media accounts. My reporting helped get the FBI to change its definition of rape and end a problematic ad campaign that shamed victims of sexual harassment.

2011 to 2013

HUFFPOST
EDITOR

I co-launched HuffPost's Weddings vertical and rose from associate to vertical editor in my time on staff. I managed the day-to-day of the site and traveled to New York City annually to cover bridal fashion week.

 

CONTACT

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