Ivana Rihter is currently Bustle’s LA-based entertainment writer, covering film, TV, pop culture and music. Her writing has appeared in Vogue, Allure, Nylon, Vice, i-D, Narratively, Fashionista and more. Ivana studied journalism and peace, justice and conflict at DePaul University in Chicago, focusing her writing on social justice and thriving underground communities. She volunteered with various non-profits, most notably taking classes alongside inmates at a maximum security men’s prison and developing a curriculum for a ’Journaling as Self-Care’ workshop for young people. She was the founding Editor-in-Chief of the award-winning 14 East Magazine, also winning the SPJ award for Best In-Depth Reporting for her story on the men incarcerated at Statesville Prison and the Peter Lisagor award for Best Sports Reporting (despite not knowing much about sports). Ivana left Chicago behind for New York after getting hired at Vogue to cover beauty, health and wellness. Since then, she has branched out into freelance writing, fiction writing and creative writing. She is currently working on her first book.
Favorite Authors & Artists
Carmen Maria Machado, Joan Didion, Samantha Irby