Morgan Brinlee

Morgan has worked as part of the Bustle News Team to cover everything from breaking news, politics, policy, world happenings and a variety of social issues since 2016. She particularly loves writing about issues of inclusion, reproductive rights, and press freedom. Her past work includes bylines at Diablo Magazine, thePlazz, a copyediting stint at Turkey's longest-running English language newspaper and a foreign correspondent internship in Turkey with Worldpress.org. Although currently based in Portland, Oregon, Morgan spent more than three years living and working in Istanbul, Turkey. It was there that she discovered a love for Islamic architecture, güllaç (a Turkish dessert made with thin pastry, milk, pomegranate and, if you're lucky, pistachio) and Barış Manço (Turkey's best rock'n'roller). Morgan holds a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities & Journalism from San Francisco State University. She enjoys traveling and learning about different cultures and people living around the world. Other hobbies include discovering new products at Trader Joe's and spinning classic Anatolian rock records. When not covering news or breaking down complex policy proposals, Morgan likes to race Jessica Fletcher in discovering who done it on "Murder, She Wrote" reruns.

Entertainment

Clifford The Big Red Dog Is Larger Than Life In Upcoming Live-Action Movie

Let's face it, a dog of Clifford's size was made for the big screen.

Coronavirus

Honestie Hodges Dies Of COVID-19 Complications At The Age Of 14

The Michigan girl, handcuffed by police when she was just 11, helped establish a policy regarding how law enforcement should interact with children.

Holidays

In A Letter To Santa, A Young Boy Asked If God "Loves Me For Being Gay?"

The heartbreaking question shines a light on the challenges LGBTQ+ children face.

Thanksgiving

The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Isn't Canceled This Year

But it will look different, so here's everything you need to know.

Celebrity

Mandy Moore Was So Sick At The Beginning Of Her Pregnancy That She Couldn't Eat

The This Is Us star has revealed she actually lost weight because her morning sickness would last all day.

Politics

Obama Admits He's "Afraid" Of His Daughter Sasha For One Very Specific Reason

The former president joked his family is divided into two different tribes and he merely tries to keep the peace.

Health

Millions Of Kids Skipped Routine Vaccinations This Year

Experts warn there could be dangerous consequences

Holidays

Walmart Is Giving Away Thanksgiving Meals — Here’s How To Snag One

Turkey? Free. Stuffing? Free. Green bean casserole? Also free.

Health

The FDA Has Approved The First At-Home Rapid COVID-19 Test

Parents can get the test with a prescription, but it can't be used at home on young children.

Tech

Zoom Is Removing Time Limits On Calls This Thanksgiving

Which means you can cook, eat, and even sleep off the day's turkey during your Thanksgiving Zoom call with friends and family.

Celebrity

Even George Clooney’s Kids Are Interrupting Him As He Works From Home

The actor's 3-year-old son barged into his interview with GQ, earning a coveted spot in the magazine.

Coronavirus

More Than 1 Million U.S. Kids Have Tested Positive For COVID-19

That number is likely to continue to climb as the nation heads into the holiday season.

News

More Than 92,000 Claims Of Sexual Abuse Have Been Filed Against The Boy Scouts

Boy Scouts of America said in a statement they were "devastated by the number of lives impacted by past abuse in scouting and moved by the bravery of those who have come forward."

Election 2020

Michelle Obama's Message As Trump Refuses To Concede: "This Isn’t A Game."

The former first lady opened up about having to overcome her personal feelings about Trump to welcome him to the White House.

Events

Girls Inc. Brings Hillary Clinton, Tina Fey, & Simone Biles Together In Virtual Event Powered By Bustle

Because there's a new generation of female leaders on the rise.

Health

New Study Finds Antibiotic Use In Babies Is Linked To Chronic Health Issues Like Allergies & Asthma

Could one of the most common medications prescribed to infants be hurting them down the road?

Politics

Ivanka Trump & Jared Kushner Pulled Their Kids From School Following COVID-19 Criticisms

Everybody has to follow the rules or nobody is safe.

Politics

Joe Biden Commits To Signing Legislation That Could Help Moms Stay In The Workforce

Securing the benefit would be a huge win for working parents — moms especially.

Entertainment

Get An Exclusive Peek At The New Apple TV+ Kids Show Doug Unplugs

And see why this curious young robot is going to quickly become your kid's favorite character.

Coronavirus

As COVID-19 Cases Rise, Costco Is Changing Its Face Mask Policy

Now, every shopper over the age of 2 will have to wear a face mask or face shield when shopping. No exceptions.