a b o u t me

I am a freelance journalist and Communications Director for a fashion media company in Amsterdam where I live with my partner and our cat. I have written for various online magazines, newsletters, and you can find my writing in print inside Startup Guide books. 

I write about sustainability, style, and feminism, and how those topics intersect in society and culture. For example: Social Sustainability: Think Globally and Act Locally, for the Paradise Row Curates newsletter; Can Feminists Wear Mini Skirts, for a sadly now-shuttered feminist publication; and The Minimal Suitcase: a Packing Hack for Anxiety, for my own blog. You can find more of my work history on my LinkedIn.

I am originally from a small city in the Northwest United States and I’ve lived in Europe since 2009. I started out in Prague, teaching English for a few years before I found myself with a job in sales, a husband, and a cat. In 2016 we moved to Manchester, UK where I went back to school for my Master’s degree in Fashion Journalism from Manchester Metropolitan University. And in Spring 2019 we moved to Amsterdam, bought a couple of used bikes, and decided this is our forever city

When I am not spending too much time online I reorganise my wardrobe, research skincare and makeup, and I love running when the weather is nice (yoga at home when it is raining). And I do my best to record everything in my bullet journal.

To get in touch you can message me on social media or email contact@rachelvelebny.com.

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