BIO

Lisa Marie is a NYC-based poet, editor, and writer. She’s the founding editor-in-chief of Luna Luna Magazine, and her work has appeared in Bustle, Bust, The Establishment, Marie Claire, and Good Housekeeping, among other sites. She is the author of Apocryphal, (Noctuary Press) and a few other poetry collections. Her work as a poet and editor has been featured in Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls, The New York Daily News, Best American Poetry, BuzzFeed, and The Rumpus, among others. 
 

Lisa Marie Basile 's Articles

Do we all care deeply what others think? And is it total bullshit when someone says they don’t?

What’s Not Said: When People Either Love Or Hate You

In this column, I talk about things other people think or say, but not out loud, and certainly not in public. No one wants to say, “People either love me or hate me” because it sounds ridiculous and... Read...
Lisa Marie Basile    |   06.21.17 12am   |   SHARE
How can I live in this happiness without being ashamed of it? (Image via Unsplash/ Micah. H)

What’s Not Said: I’m Ashamed Of Being Happy

My happiness is what undid me, ironically. I worried so much about being OK with the happiness that I fell apart.
Lisa Marie Basile    |   05.10.17 12am   |   SHARE
Jealousy can live right under the surface, even amongst friends.

What's Not Said: “I’m Jealous of You.” 

How much energy does it take to be jealous? Hint: Way too much.
Lisa Marie Basile    |   04.26.17 12am   |   SHARE
The concept of Hygge is especially poignant in winter.

For Winter Blues, Embrace The Cozy Danish Concept of Hygge 

Hygge (pronounced hue-gah) is, according to Hygge House, “a Danish word that is a feeling or mood that comes taking genuine pleasure in making ordinary, everyday moments more meaningful, beautiful or... Read...
Lisa Marie Basile    |   01.24.17 12am   |   SHARE
Life is about so much more than whether or not you eat that cupcake.

When Your Body Is In Between "Fat" And "Thin"

When the spread was published, all the girls in the shot were small — small enough to notice their not-bigness. It was the first time I felt “othered,” the first time I noticed how some versions of... Read...
Lisa Marie Basile    |   01.17.17 12am   |   SHARE
Is it worth it? Yes. (Image via Thinkstock)

Stop Telling Me To Leave NYC For A "Better Life”

The sum of a city isn’t always made up of its parts. In New York City, this includes morning garbage, the near-constant sirens, rapid... Read...
Lisa Marie Basile    |   12.27.16 12am   |   SHARE
This can go two ways. You stay at your job and stay miserable. You stay at your job but look for jobs. Which way works best? You guessed it.

5 Painfully Honest Things I Learned From Working In Toxic Offices

What do you do when your workplace is so toxic that it makes you sick? How do you take action then? What happens when you have nothing left to give?
Lisa Marie Basile    |   12.20.16 12am   |   SHARE
Whenever a thought pops up into my mind, I stop, assess it, and then talk it off its ledge. Imagine doing this 50 times a day — it gets tiring.

The Invisible Life Of Having High-Functioning Anxiety 

Anxiety disorders — PTSD, OCD, and Panic Disorder, to name a few — are the most common mental illnesses in the United States, with about 18% of the population struggling with one. No one wants to be... Read...
Lisa Marie Basile    |   12.13.16 12am   |   SHARE
My personal goal was always to help writers tap into bigger social and cultural issues through their work — not to peddle exploitative shock-factor trash.

Navigating The Ethics Of Editing Personal Essays 

The fact of the matter is that content mills are dangerous and personal essays are a different beast. And there’s a vast level of discrepancy between a phone-it-in XYZ — and a Here’s What It Feels... Read...
Lisa Marie Basile    |   12.6.16 12am   |   SHARE
It’s the black cloud that never, ever goes away — despite the resilience it has armored me with.

Addiction & Recovery: When Your Parents Are The Problem

No addiction or recovery story is the same. You don’t always kick the habit and you don’t always find the forgiveness which you seek. Around 60% of addicts relapse, according to the U.S. government.... Read...
Lisa Marie Basile    |   11.29.16 12am   |   SHARE