Wearing a “beard” she made out of cotton balls and a manila folder, Liz Tracy once introduced herself to Rick Ross as Rick Ross.
Liz is a new mom, lives in Boston, and is currently freelancing full-time.
In about 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. She’s since written for publications such as Miami New Times, The Atlantic, Vice, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, NPR, Refinery29, Ocean Drive, The Huffington Post, NBC Miami, Time Out Miami, Insomniac, and The Daily Dot. She also wrote about technology and parenting for an Intel-sponsored pop-up site on Gizmodo called Catapult.
Liz spent three years as music editor at New Times Broward Palm Beach, one and a half as grant writer at Perez Art Museum Miami, and several months as weekend news editor at Inverse. She is currently managing editor of the quarterly magazine, Tom Tom.
She has her master’s degree in religion from Florida State University. She taught classes on public policy at Florida International University and new media journalism at the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami. She teaches writing classes at Grub Street in Boston.
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.