About Me

About Me

I am a freelance investigative journalist based in Philadelphia. From 2006-2013, I lived in La Paz, where I was a reporter for TIME Magazine. I am a Contributing Editor to Vice Magazine and my writing has been published in The New York Times, Cosmopolitan, Science, VICE, Foreign Policy, Village Voice Media, Marie Claire, and The Telegraph Saturday Magazine among others. I’ve aired segments for Radio Netherlands and WBEZ Chicago Public Radio and have worked on TV and documentary projects with the ABC, BBC, CNN, CNBC, Al Jazeera English and more. I am also the Philadelphia Coordinator of the Solutions Journalism Network.

I cover topics related to social justice and report on the lives of people and communities whose voices are unrepresented in the mainstream media. I am in the process of writing a book named “Disruptors: Women’s Resistance to Injustice from Across the Globe”.

Some of my notable past works include a 2008 investigation with ABC News which exposed attempted spying by U.S. Embassy officials in Bolivia, and a 2011 five-part documentary radio series about Latin American women’s movements for WBEZ’s Worldview, produced as part of my fellowship from the Ellen Stone Belic Institute for the Study of Women and Gender in Arts and the Media, Colombia College Chicago. My Village Voice Media cover feature “Juarez's Children” is a recipient of a 2010 Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism and I was awarded the Society of Professional Journalists’ Green Eye-shade award for Best Consumer Reporting of 2011 for my investigation into Walmart’s bad labor and environmental practices. My August 2013 long-form article (a joint project with my brother Noah Friedman-Rudovsky) “The Ghost Rapes of Bolivia,” (Vice) was published in 20 languages in 25 countries and was met with wide acclaim.

I am committed to thorough reporting and nuanced writing. While reporting, I prioritize building relationships of trust with those choose to share their lives with me. I also practice a solutions-oriented approach to journalism: I aim to report just as much on responses to social problems, as on the problems themselves.

Before becoming a journalist, I spent years as a community organizer and activist. I am a native of Philadelphia and a graduate of Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. I currently live in Mt. Airy with my husband and son.