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Malia Politzer is the executive editor of piqd.com, and an award-winning long-form journalist based out of Spain. She specializes in reporting on migration, international development, human rights issues and investigative reporting.
Originally from California, she's lived in China, Spain, Mexico and India, and reported from various countries in Africa, Europe and the Middle East. Her primary beats relate to immigration, economics and international development. She has published articles in Huffington Post Highline, The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, Vogue India, Mint, Far Eastern Economic Review, Foreign Policy, Reason Magazine, and the Phoenix New Times. She is also a regular contributor to Devex.
Her Huffington Post Highline series, "The 21st Century Gold Rush" won awards from the National Association of Magazine Editors, Overseas Press Club, and American Society of Newspaper Editors. She's also won multiple awards for feature writing in India and the United States.
Her reporting has been supported by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, The Institute For Current World Affairs, and the Global Migration Grant.
Degrees include a BA from Hampshire College and MS from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, where was a Stabile Fellow at the Center for Investigative Journalism.
Unladylike is a feminist, deeply reported podcast that takes on the issues that are really relevant to women—and explores what happens when women “break the rules” of social expectations. In one episode, they take on sexism in the workplace, while another looks at how to get a rape kit, or how to have the “money” talk with a partner.
In this episode, they take on the issue of domestic abuse. An Unladylike producer travels to her home county of Australia to interview Rosie Batty—the woman brought the issue of domestic violence into the national agenda, and who managed to transform the country’s policy on domestic violence.
But while Batty has had a huge impact on the issue, her role as the face of domestic violence started in tragedy, after her estranged partner brutally murdered their son. This episode highlights the story of this courageous woman, while also highlighting how misunderstood the issue of domestic violence often is—and what it takes to bring a “woman’s issue” to the national stage.