Madeleine Burry

Contributing Writer, Via

Madeleine Burry has written for Prevention, Health, Apartment Therapy, Women's Health, and many other online outlets. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and their cat. Follow her on Twitter @lovelanewest.


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