Britta Lokting

Britta Lokting is a writer and journalist based in New York City. Her work has appeared in The Village Voice and The Forward, among other publications. She is also a Narratively Features Reporter.

Stories By Britta Lokting

Inside the ‘Sad Girls Club’ That’s Fighting Mental Health Stigma Among Women of Color

Elyse Fox isn’t keeping quiet about her depression anymore, and she doesn’t want other women to have to, either.

Teen Zine Queens

A cornerstone of the ’90s Riot Grrrl movement, staples and Sharpies are making a comeback.

For These Orthodox Jewish Designers, Leopard Print is the New “Modest” Fashion

In hot pink and spandex, these are not your grandma’s shmatas.

Meet the 20-Year-Old Reporter Who’s Firing Questions at President Trump — From the White House

Kyle Mazza created a news site when he was just eight years old. By high school, he was already on the front lines of independent journalism.

Meet the Stylish Entrepreneur Making Cannabis Gear That Women Actually Want

One Seattle-based businesswoman is turning heads with rolling papers and stash bags that are red carpet-ready. This definitely ain’t your grandfather’s grungy head shop.

Meet the Native New Yorker Bringing Authentic Brooklyn Flair to Local Radio

This struggling community station was about to go under when Roxanne Wignal took it back from the gentrifiers.

The Jamaican Dance Style Keeping Brooklyn Kids Off the Street

An NYC Rap Icon’s Latest Hustle: Hip-Hop Coordinator…At the Library

In the ’80s, Ralph McDaniels helped young rappers like Notorious B.I.G. and Jay Z make their names. Today he’s teaching hip-hop history to a new generation of youth.

Meet The People’s Champion of Psychedelic Drugs

Since Neal Goldsmith saw his soul during a particularly wild acid trip in ’91, he's been at the forefront of the movement to normalize the psychedelic experience.

Conjuring Up a Career with One of NYC’s Only Female Magicians

In a world where women are often the "lovely assistant," Tanya Solomon takes charge by making her own magic.

A Night with ‘the Beyonce and Jay Z of Beatboxing’

In one Brooklyn group house, six champions are working overtime to legitimize their offbeat art form.

A Night Flirting at the Bar with New York’s Premier Professional Wing Woman

When her exclusive matchmaking dinners grew too popular, Erin Davis introduced a $150 service taking Jewish singles out on the town and helping them reel in dates.

This Millennial Makes More Money Posting Selfies From Bed Than You Do at Your 9-to-5

Claudia Oshry was stuck in a soul-crushing internship. Then she got fired and “The Girl With No Job” became a 2.4-million follower hit.

The Hardest Working Trump Impersonator in Showbiz

John Di Domenico and his $4,000 handmade hairpiece are on a nonstop whirlwind of TV shows, podcasts and coast-to-coast gigs. Now he's ready for a yuuuuge nap.

Secret Life of a Seven-Year-Old Instagram Star

Haileigh Vasquez has 129,000 followers and a runway show at New York Fashion Week—that is, if her second-grade teacher lets her out of class on time.