Taylor Hosking’s true passion is analyzing social justice issues through a cultural lens. She’s currently a culture staff writer at VICE Media in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, where she unpacks what our movies, TV, art, and fashion say about the way we think of race, sexuality, and gender.
Taylor started her journalism career as a student at the University of Pennsylvania where she used Urban Studies to write about politics issues at local outlets like The Philadelphia Inquire and Philadelphia Magazine. That lead her to a politics writing fellowship at The Atlantic in D.C. where she spent her first post-grad year before moving back to her home base of New York City and kicking off her work with VICE. Outside of writing, she also dabbles in podcast producing and loves to jump on other people’s podcasts to help unpack the wild twists and turns of our culture news. The highlight of her 2019 was interviewing Janet Mock, Billy Porter, and MJ Rodriguez about the impact of the 80s vogueing drama Pose. But covering the story of a photographer, Kwame Brathwaite, who inspired the natural hair movement just before Rihanna collaborated with him was a close second.
For better or worse, Taylor never turns down a queer gathering or any outdoor social event, so feel free to hit her up if you want to hang out or simply need some other chatty people to fill up a party venue. Oh, and if you’re wondering why she doesn’t tweet much, it’s because she mainly shares her thoughts about life via her Instagram story.