About CLARISSA

Amy Mackelden and Amy Roberts started Clarissa Explains F*** All in 2014 over their shared love of trashy teen TV, filthy feminism, slasher movie gems, and ‘90s culture. Since then they’ve worked as entertainment editors on the internets, but never lost sight of their one true love: Pacey Witter.

Amy Mackelden is the weekend editor at Harper’s BAZAAR US, and has written for sites like Marie Claire, ELLE, Bustle, Byrdie, Hello Giggles, and The Independent. She’s currently editing an anthology of illness poetry for The Emma Press, developing MS Is My Boyfriend, and writing about the patient experience for The Paper Gown. Also, Amy M keeps ordering way too much from Kylie Cosmetics.

Amy Roberts is a freelance writer who occasionally moonlights as a hapless punk musician. She’s written about pop culture for Bustle, i-D, The Mary Sue, and Film Daily. She’s proudly led talks about David Lynch for Northern Film & Media, hosted a women in music talk for Bido Lito, leads writing workshops for Writing on the Wall, and was a guest on Kill Rock Star’s Say Yes: An Elliott Smith Podcast with Sean Cannon. Also, Amy R watches far too many horror movies. She needs help.

As featured in elle magazine.