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Bex vanKoot

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journalist and content marketer @ bexvankoot.com

About Me

I’m a science and lifestyle writer passionate about travel, food, health, climate, futurology, justice, and identity. 

I have bylines with Yahoo Canada, Playboy, Lonely Planet, Xtra, Thrillist, Medium Magazine, and more. I've also worked with clients like Marriott, Scotiabank, and the Avocados from Mexico marketing board, Sharecare, Care/Of Supplements, and Hearst Made.

Industries I Write About

Food & Beverages

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Health, Wellness & Fitness

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Leisure & Travel

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Wine & Spirits

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My Writing Samples

Mecal Three Ways

An article for Lonely Planet about mezcal in Oaxaca.

https://www.lonelyplanet.com/mexico/oaxaca-state/oaxaca/travel-tips-and-articles/mezcal-three-ways-ten-great-places-to-get-mezcal-in-oaxaca/40625c8c-8a11-5710-a052-1479d2769b91

The Future Feels Just Like the Real Thing, Whether You Like it Or Not

Virtual reality porn, sex robots, and more!

https://medium.com/@bexvankoot/the-future-feels-just-like-the-real-thing-whether-you-like-it-or-not-d0899467c11d

The Unjust Transgender Ban

An op-ed about the military industrial complex and how it impacts trans lives.

http://hellogiggles.com/transgender-ban-military-industrial-complex/

The Tragic History of Oaxaca’s Tequila Sunrise

The myth of Oaxaca's beginnings and its relation to Oaxaca's mezcal version of the tequila sunrise.

https://vinepair.com/articles/the-ancient-tragic-history-of-the-tequila-sunrise/

Five Nutrients You Need to Know!

About five lesser-known vitamins, minerals, and other important nutrients you can get from avocados.

http://vidaaguacate.com/en/nutrition-en/five-nutrients-need-know/

The Oaxacan Corn Drink You Should Know

All about atole!

http://www.extracrispy.com/drinks/1040/the-oaxacan-corn-drink-you-should-know

This Commonplace Practice Could Kill Mezcal’s International Appeal

How mezcal exports are threatening the vulnerable agave plant.

https://food.good.is/articles/mezcal-cocktails-danger-international-appeal

Mezcal 101

All about Oaxaca's smokiest spirit.

http://thelatinkitchen.com/drinks/spirits/a/mezcal-101-modernization-mexicos-smoky-sip

Expecting the Best

How to choose the best prenatal vitamins for your baby.

https://takecareof.com/articles/best-prenatal-vitamins

Enjoying Street Food in Mexico City

A walking tour of some of Mexico City's best street food options. (Written in English, translated by the client.)

https://traveler.marriott.com/es/comer-beber/disfrutando-la-comida-callejera-la-ciudad-mexico/

A Better Future for Transgender Healthcare

On the barriers trans people face to accessing healthcare, and how that impedes technological and scientific advancement.

https://medium.com/s/the-future-of-flesh/toward-a-better-future-for-transgender-health-care-a691b04041b2

Fat Folx Bleed Too

On the struggle that trans people of size face to access menstrual health products.

https://www.dailyxtra.com/fat-folks-bleed-too-154021

Experience

Content Marketing Writer

Creating blog entries, magazine articles, guest posts, newsletters, web copy, ebooks, audio and video scripts, case studies, online courses and workshops for a variety of lifestyle brands: Marriott Traveler, Mindvalley Academy, Avocados from Mexico, Macy's, and more.

Company: Freelance

I worked there from 6/2010 until now

Journalist & Essayist

News and lifestyle reporting for Yahoo! Canada, Thrillist, Ravishly, GOOD, The Establishment, The Latin Kitchen

Company: Freelance

I worked there from 3/2015 until now

Content I Write