jessica p. ogilvie

I'm an L.A.-based journalist who writes about culture and subcultures, labor, sexuality, social justice and women's lives. 


You can find my writing in Playboy, where I’m a contributing editor, and at 89.3 KPCC/LAist, where I write a daily newsletter about L.A. You can also read my articles in The New York Times, The Washington Post, BuzzFeed, the Los Angeles TimesLA WeeklyVICELos Angeles MagazineGOODConde Nast TravelerMEL Magazine, InkedThe Hairpin and more.

I won the 2017 Los Angeles Press Club Award for feature writing for an article that took me on the road for a week with a female truck driver. The same year, I received honorable mention at the min Editorial Awards for a feature that brought me to Sinaloa, Mexico to report on the intersection of local beauty pageants and one of the world’s most notorious drug cartels. I was a finalist for the 2016 Los Angeles Press Club's Investigative Reporting Award for a three-part series that probed the depths of the film industry’s gender bias

Take a look around, and please shoot me an email if you want to say hello, or are interested in hiring me for writing assignments, consulting, speaking engagements or workshops. Thanks for stopping by!