Welcome to the Rich Text newsletter and podcast. You CAN sit with us.

We’re Claire Fallon + Emma Gray!

We are writers, culture obsessives and generally neurotic 30-somethings. We also co-host the podcast “Love to See It with Emma and Claire” (formerly known as “Here To Make Friends”), a feminist podcast about reality dating shows, rom-coms, and what they say about us all. We cut our teeth working for a decade as enterprise reporters and editors on HuffPost’s Culture, Women’s and Books desks, and you can find our work in publications like The Washington Post, Cosmopolitan, MSNBC and Vice.

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Writer at Rich Text. Podcaster at Love To See It. Columnist at MSNBC. Author of "A Girl's Guide to Joining the Resistance."
writer at Rich Text. podcaster at Love to See It with Emma and Claire.