Jen Ortiz

Senior Editor

I'm a senior editor at Marie Claire where I edit culture—which means I get to watch TV at my desk and it's totally cool. Things I love: all things pop culture (lowbrow, really lowbrow, highbrow, Lena Headey's brows); Daria; Seinfeld reruns; funny women; personal essays; man buns; that scene in Clue where Madeline Kahn has a major freak-out; and soggy cereal. Things I loathe: the sound of an approaching ice cream truck.

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Let Phoebe Robinson Convince You to Get Weird

The latest project for this half of 2 Dope Queens is called Ibiza—and it taught her the power of doing things that seem crazy.

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Charlize Theron on the Ugly Side of Motherhood

Talking new movie Tully with Theron, screenwriter Diablo Cody, and co-star Mackenzie Davis.

A Cool-Girl's Guide to Detroit

Meet the three feminist artists who'll be your tour guides.

Meet the Mother-Daughter Duo Behind the Migraine Documentary You Need to See ASAP

Forget everything you think you know about the mysterious chronic illness.

The Women of Congress Share Why They Almost Didn't Run for Office
"As someone who has led a fairly private life, I hesitated to share my personal story with the world. As an immigrant and refugee, I di…
The Women of Congress Share Their Best Advice on How to Be a Boss

"When someone sells you short, you have to ‘kill ‘em with competence."

Thinking of Running for Office? Here's How to Get Started

These five candidate training programs will help you become a seasoned political pro in no time.

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The Breakdown: Why Women are Running for Office

We surveyed over 700 women to uncover everything from what's motivating them to their biggest fears, and the results are fascinating.

How to Maintain a Strong Digital Presence on the Campaign Trail

You'll find the young voters on Snapchat and Instagram.

How to Conquer Internet Trolls During Your Campaign

Brianna Wu, the woman at the center of the Gamergate scandal, shares how she overcame harassment from strangers.

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The Women of Congress on What Life in Politics Is Really Like

You'll never guess who eats dark chocolate ice cream for breakfast.

Here's How to Deal with Press on the Campaign Trail

Avoid flubs, freak-outs, and media fails with the help of the reporters who know best.

How to Nail the Debate on the Campaign Trail

These four rules will have you dominating the stage.

The Women of Congress on Why Women Should Run for Office

Here's why we need women in office now more than ever.

Former First Lady Policy Director Krishanti Vignarajah on How to Stay Sane on the Campaign Trail

Michelle Obama's former policy director reveals her essentials while campaigning.

The Women of Congress Share Why They Ran for Office

"I'm grateful for models and mentors in my life who believed in me and challenged me to dream bigger dreams.”

How I Did It: Advice from Real Women Who Campaigned (and Won)

Insight into life on the campaign trail from the winners.

Julia Michaels Is the Songwriter Behind Your Favorite Pop Tunes—But Now She's Ready to Take the...

The mastermind of Bieber's "Sorry" and Selena's "Good for You" is starting to make her own waves.

Meet M. Night Shyamalan's New Star, 21-Year-Old Haley Lu Richardson

The 'Split' actress talks everything from NYE plans to her love of mac and cheese.

Your Holiday Dinner Party Survival Guide

Plus, Chef Katie Button's recipe for a no-fuss, fancy-looking dessert. You're welcome.

How the Secret Black Female NASA Engineers Are Finally Getting Their Due
Meet the stars of 'Hidden Figures', the space-race movie everyone's talking about—Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monáe—…