Abigail Pesta

Abigail Pesta is a Cosmopolitan contributor and award-winning journalist who has lived and worked around the world, from London to Hong Kong. Her investigative and feature reporting has appeared in global publications including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Atlantic, New York Magazine, Marie Claire and Newsweek. She is a fan of Circus Peanuts.

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ESPN's Britt McHenry: "I Blame Myself, but the Video Is Not Who I Am"
In a MarieClaire.com exclusive, the 30-year-old sportscaster opens up about life after going viral.
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The Orlando Shooter Was My Ex
On June 12, Sitora Yusufiy awoke to find herself ensnared in a terrible tragedy: Her ex-husband had killed 49 people. Here, her story.
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I Escaped North Korea Only to Be Sold into Sex Trafficking: One Woman's Harrowing Journey to Freedom
Defector Yeonmi Park, 22, author of new book In Order to Live, lays her bravery bare.
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"This Girl Is Willing to Do Anything to Change Our World's Story": How Kayla Mueller Lived and Died Saving Others
Remembering the bold young woman behind the headlines.
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Exclusive: Kayla Mueller's Final Facebook Posts
"Freedom is an ever-evolving bird."
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Somaly Mam's Story: "I Didn't Lie."
"I didn't lie. I was not silent. I had so many lives to fix. For me, it's not about fighting with everyone. My priority was the girls....
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"I Escaped Life as a Sex Slave"
One woman's journey through the dark netherworld of human trafficking.
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Plan of Attack: Sexual Assault in the Military
Women in Congress go to battle over rampant sexual assault in the military.
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Womb Wars
What you need to know about the next big abortion fight — the debate over "personhood."
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The Blogger vs. The Dictator
She's been called a liar, a traitor, a spy, and a hero. Cuban dissident Yoani Sánchez first caught the world's attention with — what else?...
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Meet China's Oprah Winfrey
Yang Lan was once told she wasn't pretty enough to be on TV. Today she presides over a media empire and is one of China's wealthiest and...
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Should You Really Listen to Your Gut?
A new book says you can't count on your gut instinct to protect you from danger.
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Obama's Wing-Woman
As head of the Democratic National Committee, Debbie Wasserman Schultz is tasked with getting the president re-elected. She reveals how...
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Women Under Water
No e-mail, no privacy, but lots of officers What's it like to live in a submarine? Get the inside story on the first women to take the...
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The Reinvention of Reese Witherspoon
The sweetest of stars is settling into a new marriage and a new life as a global activist.
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The Science of Siblings
A new book delves into the science of squabbling sisters and brotherly bonds.
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Save a Starving Child in Somalia
The famine crisis is growing. Now is the time to act.
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Women Running the Show
As producers of the top news shows on TV, they're the first people on the scene when wars erupt, earthquakes hit or a politico cheats....
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The History of the Mistress
What is it with the other woman? Alluring seductresses or just someone who can't find a man of her own? A new book gives the lowdown.
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The Accidental Sex Offender
It was a classic teenage love story. He was a football star, and she was a cheerleader. They met, they fell in love, they started having...
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