Ellen Ricks is a writer, essayist, poet, mental health advocate, and Hufflepuff, currently haunting the Adirondack Mountains. She is a full-time freelance writer who’s words have been published in Huffington Post, Teen Vogue, HelloGiggles, Bustle, among others. She has also been published creatively in The Offing, Capulet Mag, Argot Magazine, among others.
Ellen regularly writes about mental health, pop culture, literature, LGBTQ+ issues, fashion, sex and dating, spirtuality, magic, numerology, astrology, and lifestyles topics. She writes personal essays, Op-eds, pop cultural criticism and analysis, reported features, guides, horosopes, poems, and fiction. As a life long storyteller, Ellen believes that good writing comes from being candid, vunerable and unafraid of exploring emotions, because that’s what truly connects us.
Ellen has a BFA in Creative Writing with a minor in Communications from SUNY Potsdam and a A.A. in Creative Writing from SUNY Adirondack. Over the years, she has worked as a reading and writing tutor, ghostwriter, copywriter at a local newspaper, and has been a full-time freelancer since 2016. Her latest projects are a science fiction rom-com and a collection of poetry.
When not writing, Ellen enjoys consuming pumpkin spice everything, frolicking in fancy dresses and dismantling the patriarchy.