I’m Pippa! I am 22 years old, and live in NYC. I started this blog as a way to challenge myself to write regularly. Everything that I post here is unfiltered, unedited and is not a representation of any organization or company.
I was born in NYC and grew up in Westchester, NY. At 14, I left home for Miss Porter’s, an all-girls boarding school in CT. While in high school, I helped, along with an amazing group of men and women, to organize a summer camp for HIV+ children in the Dominican Republic which I am still very passionate about. I deferred college for a year after graduation to serve as the Youth Leadership Fellow for the Jane Goodall Institute’s youth program, Roots & Shoots. After traveling around the world speaking, mentoring young leaders, working with teachers, and becoming buddies with Jane, I attended Lewis & Clark College for a year. After my freshman year I transferred to Barnard College, and then dropped out in the summer of 2013, after my sophomore year, to commit full-time to BrightCo. Currently, I work for GLG Share. I also serve as a Youth Representative to the UN for The Jane Goodall Institute, am on the Editorial Board of feminist blog The FBomb, and am on the board of Onwards, a non-profit that alleviates poverty through socially-responsible tourism. I’ve been published by numerous outlets including The Huffington Post, Elite Daily, Role Reboot, and Thought Catalog. I have no idea where I will be in five years, but I love where I am right now.
I owe a huge thank you to my sister, Martha Biddle, and the many family and friends who give me their two cents before I press publish.
I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org for press requests and speaking engagements.
OTHER THINGS I’VE WRITTEN
Why Voluntourism Can Be a Complete Waste of Time and Money (Take Part) August 11, 2014
‘Golf Alpha Yankee': Gay Iranians Are Being Imprisoned, Tortured And Executed (Elite Daily) July 25, 2014
Stop Pretending That Dropping Out Of College Makes You Special (Elite Daily) July 24, 2014
Exploiting Communities For A Cause: How Oprah Is In The Business Of Poverty Porn (Elite Daily) July 8, 2014
Overheated Russian World Cup Fans Given Ice Packs of Brazil’s Favorite Beer (PSFK) July 7, 2014
I’m Terrified of Having Children (In America) (Elite Daily) June 30, 2014
There Are No Good Female Developers (The FBomb) June 16, 2014
Why Does ‘Success’ for Women Still Ignore Tech? (The FBomb) May 28, 2014
Find Real Ways to Help (New York Times Online) April 29, 2014
Date a Girl in Startups (Thought Catalog) February 11, 2014
Three Things You Need to Know Before You Start Your Internship (Go Girl Finance) July 31, 2013
Are Women’s Careers on a Deadline? (Go Girl Finance) July 22, 2013
Money 101 for the College Student (Go Girl Finance) April 3, 2013