About Me

I am a writer and editor originally from the suburbs of Washington, D.C. but find myself living abroad more often than not. Over the past decade and a half, I’ve been fortunate to call many places home, including Skopje, North Macedonia; Bangkok, Thailand; Hanoi, Vietnam; Nairobi, Kenya; and Estelí, Nicaragua.

Though I’ve written about topics ranging from subvertising to vegan pornography, my passion lies in exploring the complex terrain where ideas of culture and human rights overlap.

I am the author of WEDLOCKED: A Story of Forced Marriage, available for purchase on Amazon. My articles have appeared in the New York Times, The Washington Post, Slate, NPR, Reuters, India Times, USA Today, and AllAfrica, among other publications. In my current role as a communications professional in the international development sector, I help to develop and execute communications strategies that showcase the impact of donor-funded clean energy projects in developing countries worldwide.

To reach me directly, email hannah dot rubenstein at gmail.com or find me on Medium or Facebook.