Janay Kingsberry

Washington, D.C.

Multiplatform editor for Features

Education: Arizona State University, BS in Digital Audiences

Janay Kingsberry is a multiplatform editor in Features. She curates gender and identity coverage, as well as writes the Lily Lines newsletter. Previously, she was an engagement editor for Politico, where she worked with reporters and editors to present their stories on various platforms. Before joining Politico, Janay worked for the Mercury News and the East Bay Times. There, she launched a Facebook community to bring awareness to coverage of the Bay Area housing shortage — a project that inspired a newsletter as well as community events. Janay has also worked at the Atlanta Journal-Constitu
Latest from Janay Kingsberry

Five years after #MeToo, Black survivors mobilize for themselves

Black survivors, feeling overlooked in the #MeToo movement, marked this year’s anniversary with activism, resilience and frustration.

November 30, 2022

For Black women, Stacey Abrams’s loss ‘feels like a punch in the gut’

The Democrat lost her rematch bid for Georgia governor against Republican Brian Kemp, after years of organizing voters in the state.

November 9, 2022

Dwyane Wade defends trans daughter, blasts ex-wife’s objection to name change

“These are serious and harmful allegations that have hurt our children,” Wade wrote in a statement posted to his Instagram.

November 3, 2022

The new rules of workwear — as decided by our readers

As more companies impose return-to-office mandates, some people are considering what it means to show up as their true selves.

August 27, 2022

The Army is making its first uniform bra. Vets say it’s long overdue.

The Army Tactical Brassiere will be presented to the Army Uniform Board for approval in the fall.

August 11, 2022

Demi Lovato’s pronouns can help normalize gender fluidity, advocates say

Some have criticized the media’s coverage for lacking context around the nuance and complexities of gender identity.

August 3, 2022

The end of Roe is changing friendships — for better or for worse

Post-Roe, some friends are learning that they don’t see eye to eye on the issue of abortion.

July 31, 2022

5 self-care tips for parents who need a break this summer

For many parents, summertime means running on fumes as they juggle activities on top of demanding work lives.

July 16, 2022

Vacations gone wrong: 6 stories of epic travel fails

From lost luggage to stomach bugs, readers shared their worst experiences traveling.

July 2, 2022

Gen Z is influencing the abortion debate — from TikTok

Here is how two influencers on opposing ends of the abortion debate — Savannah Craven and Olivia Julianna — have risen as youth activists on TikTok.

June 28, 2022