Melanie Whyte is a Contributing Staff Writer for POPSUGAR Wellness. Based in NYC, she writes about LGBTQ identity, sex and relationships, pop culture hot takes, mental health, and home improvement. Her work has been featured by Refinery29, Real Simple, Apartment Therapy, Southern Living, Coveteur, NPR, and more. Her essay "Plank by Plank" has been nominated for the 2023 Pushcart Prize. When she's not writing, she's haggling at the nearest flea market for her interior design projects.