Alana Peden is a writer, lover of animals, and raging feminist. Her interests span from how to wield a mascara wand to the intricacies of the 3-4 defense, as does her writing repertoire. Always game for a laugh at her own expense, Alana aspires to one day give the universe back a scintilla of what it gives to her. When she's not reading or writing, she's planning elaborate outfits for hypothetical situations unlikely to materialize.
Alana has helmed editor positions at digital publishers like Bustle Digital Group, as well as magazines like InStyle, MORE, OK! and Star. Her writing has dotted many websites, including New York Magazine's The Cut, Refinery29, Texas Monthly, Her Campus, Fitness, and Lucky.
In November 2017, she launched the inaugural Fashion & Beauty vertical for Elite Daily. During her Elite Daily tenure, she divulged more about her inner monologue than anyone could care to learn. Case in point: she wrote about attempting to be the best-dressed millennial at Coachella and why she’d take offense if her hypothetical (keyword hypothetical) fiancé asked her father for permission to marry her.
It was the best of times; it was the worst of times.