Alexandra is awriter and editor in Toronto. Her journalism and essays appear regularly in major publications across Canada, including The Walrus, Macleans, Hazlitt, and the Globe and Mail. She is a former Associate Editor at Toronto Life magazine, where her longform features about gender, sex work, and class politics remain some of the most-read articles on the site.
Her 2015 Globe and Mail essay about miscarriage, feminism, and grief, “Unpregnant”, was the newspaper’s second most-read article of the year, and appeared on numerous best-of lists including Longreads and Longform. “Unpregnant” was also nominated for a National Newspaper Award in the category of Best Long Feature.
Her book on the cultural politics of infertility, The Seed: Infertility is a Feminist Issue, was published by Coach House Books in April 2019. The Seed received acclaim from both feminist and mainstream outlets including Nylon, Bustle, The LA Review of Books, The Globe and Mail, CBC, and Rabble, among others. Excerpts from The Seed appear in the 2020 edition of Best Canadian Essays as well as on university syllabi around the world. A Spanish edition, La Semilla, translated by Javier Saez, appeared in 2020.
Her writing has been nominated for seven National Magazine Awards.
Prior to her work as a writer, Alexandra did a PhD in English Literature at Western University.