Mathew Rodriguez was an editor at TheBody/TheBodyPro from 2012 to 2015 and from 2019 to May 2021. An award-winning queer Latinx journalist and essayist, he is now a senior culture editor at The Atlantic; his past work has been featured in Mic, Out, POZ, Slate, and The Village Voice. He is also an adjunct faculty member at New York University's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute.
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