Ellen Mayer is a writer, podcaster, performer and general media gal about town. She is one half of the team behind the Girl, I Guess voter guide and a writer/producer for The Hoodoisie, a radical live news show about culture and politics. Previously she has worked for South Side Weekly, City Bureau, and WBEZ’s Curious City. She is also a recovering music journalist and ex-musical theater kid. She's from Brooklyn and enjoys arguing about the best place to find bagels in Chicago and convincing people not to New York.