I’m featured in Cosmopolitan this week


One of the biggest challenges of being a die-hard pirate princess is that as a freelancer, it’s extremely difficult to sail and make a living. It’s a big reason why so many sailors are retired. (Although slowly, that’s changing!)

In any case, by the time I got home from my epic tall ship voyage, I’d had to give up all of my freelance gigs, not to mention my New York apartment. I needed some seed money to get on my feet again. The solution? Why, participating in a medical research study, of course! Today in Cosmo, I lay out the whole story.

Check it out and let me know what you think!



Hey, this pirate stuff is serious business

Hey, this pirate stuff is serious business

Did you know that to a pirate, chocolate could be more valuable than gold? Not surprising, especially if you’re a girl (obvious joke). From July 4-7, if you’re in the New York area, head to Philipsburg Manor in Sleepy Hollow for the “Pirates of the Hudson” interactive exhibit.