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MELISSA RAYWORTH

New York, Pittsburgh

MELISSA RAYWORTH

writer and editor
content manager and communications consultant

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Let Your Home Tell Your Story

Your home is your oasis, but it's also a spectacular canvas to celebrate your history.
Pittsburgh Magazine Link to Story
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Welcome to the “pool party.”

In the photos, suntanned girls laugh, their hair whipping around as if their joy can barely be captured.
Medium.com Link to Story
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Creating an eco-friendly nursery, from paint to fabrics

Parents worldwide (Prince Harry & Meghan Markle included) are keeping the environment in mind when decorating for their babies.
The Associated Press Link to Story
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The Betty Draper Effect

What can we learn from the women who did their mothering just before the ’60s reached suburbia?
Babble.com Link to Story
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Does outsourcing affect our personal connection to food?

It's easier than ever to have someone else plan meals, gather groceries and cook. Is that good?
The Chicago Tribune Link to Story
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Giving My Mother-in-law Back to Herself

They’re her memories, her stories. I just held onto them for a while.
Breadcrumbs via Medium.com Link to Story
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The United Way and Elizabeth Smart are changing women's lives

In a packed ballroom, the enthusiastic crowd fell silent when Hannah stepped up to the podium.
NEXTpittsburgh Link to Story
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Promises Kept.

Enrolling in a great college was only a dream for some high-schoolers. Then came the Pittsburgh Promise.
Pittsburgh Magazine Link to Story
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How Angels’ Place helps parents escape the cycle of poverty

Poverty is cyclical, says Beth Banas. But education is cyclical, too.
NEXTpittsburgh Link to Story
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Ted Dintersmith wants to talk with you about America’s schools

A looming crisis, Ted Dintersmith says, makes you do unusual things.
NEXTpittsburgh.com Link to Story
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ASK A DESIGNER: A stylish & multifunctional garage

What if your home had a spare room you'd never noticed before? It does. It's your garage.
Yahoo! News Link to Story
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Pittsburgh’s innovative chefs: This theater wants you.

Tucked inside the nonprofit Tull Family Theater is a space that's just waiting for the perfect partner.
NEXTpittsburgh Link to Story

About

MELISSA RAYWORTH

For nearly two decades, Melissa Rayworth has been exploring the building blocks of modern life -- the ways we design and organize our homes, how we interact with entertainment and pop culture in our marketing-saturated society, parenting, relationships and marriage, and much more -- as a writer for regional, national and global media outlets. She's also an experienced managing editor for print and online magazines.

That work continues, and has grown to include the launch of a private storytelling service called Breadcrumbs, which Melissa has created alongside her husband, writer Ted Anthony. (Visit breadcrumbstories.com to learn more.)

After three years living and working in southeast Asia, Melissa currently splits her time between Pittsburgh and New York.