Florence Williams

journalist, podcaster, and the author

Florence Williams is a journalist, podcaster, and author of The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative (W.W. Norton, 2017), which The New York Times calls “fascinating.” The Wall Street Journal calls her writing “exceptional...droll and crisp,” which makes her feel like a pastry. She is a contributing editor at Outside Magazine and a freelance writer for The New York Times, National Geographic, and numerous other publications. She is also the writer and host of a new podcast series, “The XX Factor” for Outside Magazine. Florence won a 2013 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for her first book, Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History and a 2017 Gracie Award for her recent Audible Original series, “Breasts Unbound.” A fellow at the Center for Humans and Nature and a visiting scholar at George Washington University, her work focuses on the environment, health, and science. She currently serves on the board of High Country News and the Ted Scripps Fellowship Program at the University of Colorado. She lives in Washington, D.C.

Florence Williams is a journalist, podcaster, and author of The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative (W.W. Norton, 2017), which The New York Times calls “fascinating.” The Wall Street Journal calls her writing “exceptional...droll and crisp,” which makes her feel like a pastry. She is a contributing editor at Outside Magazine and a freelance writer for The New York Times, National Geographic, and numerous other publications. She is also the writer and host of a new podcast series, “The XX Factor” for Outside Magazine. Florence won a 2013 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for her first book, Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History and a 2017 Gracie Award for her recent Audible Original series, “Breasts Unbound.” A fellow at the Center for Humans and Nature and a visiting scholar at George Washington University, her work focuses on the environment, health, and science. She currently serves on the board of High Country News and the Ted Scripps Fellowship Program at the University of Colorado. She lives in Washington, D.C.

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