Jessica Machado is a freelance writer and editor who lives in Brooklyn. She’s written about city culture for various papers and sites in New York, Los Angeles, Honolulu and Portland, Oregon. Her most recent work can be found in Bust Magazine and More Intelligent Life, the arts and culture offshoot of The Economist. Currently, she’s working on a memoir about her isolated childhood in Hawaii and the years she spent trying to soothe that isolation in the vast chaos of Los Angeles. You can also find her at baggageclaimed.tumblr.com.