A Bustle.com Writer Responds to Its Critics

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After Flavorwire Editorial Director Elizabeth Spiers published a piece criticizing Bustle.com and its founder, Bryan Goldberg, one of the site’s contributors, Ana Defillo, took to Twitter to voice her disagreement. We invited her to tell her side of the story. Here it is, with Defillo’s caveat that she is not speaking on behalf of Bustle as a whole, but simply providing her perspective as a freelance writer for the site.

I started writing for Bustle after my friend, fellow feminist, and queer ally — one of the site’s founding editors — approached me with the opportunity. I checked out the website and saw its tagline: Redefining women’s interests. Though I am not a journalist, I’m a feminist and Venezuelan-Dominican immigrant, and was excited by the opportunity to bring these underrepresented perspectives into the online feminist scene. But my excitement about contributing to the site was compromised the day Bryan Goldberg…

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