Wearing a “beard” she made out of cotton balls and a manila folder, Liz Tracy once introduced herself to Rick Ross as Rick Ross.
In 2007, the Miami-bred writer figured out that the internet was a wonderful place to express her unpopular opinions. She established the websites Miami, Bro and The Heat Lightning. Since, she’s written for Miami New Times, The New York Times, The Atlantic, Glamour, Vice, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, NPR, Refinery29, Ocean Drive, The Huffington Post, NBC Miami, Time Out Miami, Insomniac, and The Daily Dot.
Liz spent three years as music editor at New Times Broward Palm Beach, one and a half as Pérez Art Museum Miami’s grant writer, and several months as weekend news editor at Inverse. She was managing editor of print for three years at the quarterly magazine about female and non-binary drummers, Tom Tom. She covered technology and parenting for an Intel-sponsored pop-up site on Gizmodo called Catapult and breaking news for W magazine.
She has her master’s degree in religion from Florida State University. She taught classes at Florida International University, Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, and Boston’s Grub Street.
You may have seen her as the interviewer in the viral “Butt Hole Tattoo Girl” video that was featured on Real Time with Bill Maher, MTV, and Comedy Central.
Liz is raising her 2-year-old in Washington, D.C.