Hi! I’m Andrea.
I'm a writer, editor, and activist living in Austin, Texas with my husband, two cats, and a badly behaved hound dog. I mostly write about Texas, politics, and reproductive justice, and I often engage in strategic communications work around sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice.
Every Friday (ish), I publish Hard To Believe It’s Only Tuesday, a roundup of the latest abortion news, tweets, toks, takes, grams, and action items. Sometimes I write other stuff — short fiction, cultural commentary, personal essays, and general hollering. I hope you like it, and share it if you do!
The vast majority of my writing will always be free, but I’m pleased to offer folks who are able to pay to support my work a couple of different paid subscription options — $5/month or $50/year, or an “Above and Beyond” tier for folks who want to go, well, you know. I’m a freelance writer and every day is a gamble, and it really means a tremendous amount to me — more than any given dollar — to know that folks appreciate my work enough to subscribe, period, and to pay for it … well, that’s just a big wow from me. If you can’t afford to or don’t want to subscribe: please share my writing with folks who you think will enjoy it! Don’t send it to any assholes, though.
You can learn more about me and the work I do on my website, follow me on Instagram for photos of cats and Bloody Marys, or reach out by email: andrea.grimes [at] gmail dot com for regular queries, or grimesandrea [at] proton dot me for stuff that needs a more secure channel. I’m almost always open to interesting assignments — writing or editing — and happy to consult on strategic communications for the right client.