Angely Mercado

Angely Mercado


Angely Mercado is an NYC native and freelance writer whose work has appeared in Lenny Letter, Hello Giggles, The Lily, NPR and more. She likes free things, especially if it's food samples, and writes about pop culture, feminism, breaking news, and food. Send her pictures of fun stuff that's been written on walls and bathroom stalls, she likes reposting them on Instagram.   

Angely Mercado Articles

My family's culture demands touching.

Consent Is Hard When Your Family's Culture Demands Touching

Sometimes I wouldn’t want anyone to touch me, but I had to put up with it or I would be seen as rude and cold. My family's culture demands touching.