• Leigh Ann Carey

    Politics and Culture Writer

    "Why The Bachelor is a Hotbed for Hot Instagrammable Evangelicals"


    "Inside the Growing World of Queer Truckers"

    Rolling Stone

    "Flat Out Screaming Revolution"


    "When the Media Fails LGBTQ Candidates"

    Columbia Journalism Review

    "Suburban Women Could Play Decisive Role in North Carolina's U.S. Senate Race"

    Business Insider

    "Why Boycotting Red States Hampers Equality"


    "Meet the Armed, Anti-Racist Rednecks Taking on White Supremacy"

    The Establishment

    "How to Win With
    Identity Politics"

    The Establishment

    "Raise Hell and Eat
    Cornbread, Comrades!"


    "Queer Life in Trump Country: Q/A with Dr. Samantha Allen, author of Real Queer America"

    Queerest Election Ever

    "A Moment Made for Misfits"

    Campaigns & Elections Magazine

    "How to Outlaw the Office Bully"

    Forge with Medium

  • I'm gay enough but definitely not electable.

    How people make meaning in their lives is a longtime fascination of mine. Writing features and analysis pieces on culture, politics, identities, and religious beliefs is a fun and natural way to dig deeper. The first reported piece I published was for the Capitol Hill Times, a Seattle neighborhood publication, examining the impact of metro funding cuts on disabled transit riders.

    Before running headlong into the burning building that is The Media, I led online strategy efforts for campaigns around the country through Brave Creations, along with a smattering of media and writing gigs for philanthropic and social change organizations including the Endometriosis Foundation of America and the Northwest Adoption Exchange. In my first job, I served on the staff of a member of Congress -- then the only Peanut Farmer in Congress -- while living and working on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

    I completed a MALS in religious studies from Georgetown University writing my thesis on interfaith political advocacy at the state legislative level later earning a certificate in strategic communications from the University of Washington. I hold a BA in Political Science from Campbell University in Buies Creek. Go Hoyas, Huskies, and Camels!


    For funsies, I'm a rookie rugby player with the Eno River Rugby Club in Durham. My wife and I live with our shelter pup Theodora, named for the Byzantine Empress, not Theodosia from Hamilton as we are often asked.

  • Feel so welcome to reach out:

    If you've got a story idea or a new book out in the areas below let's connect:

    • Electoral Politics 
    • North Carolina Politics
    • Country/Folk Music 
    • Evangelicalism
    • The Religious Left
    • Movement Strategies
    • Internet Culture
    • Identity Politics
    • Interesting Subcultures
    • Class, Labor, and Workforce Issues

    Text/call: 206.900.4418
    Email: the.leigh.carey@gmail.com