Madeleine Holden

Madeleine Holden is a lawyer and freelance writer based between Berlin and New Zealand. She writes about relationships, sex, gender and whatever the hell else she feels like for MEL.


How Men Treat Women They Find Unfuckable

When Anne, a 31-year-old administrative assistant in Chicago, noticed that two colleagues in her workplace were both obsessed with the New York Times crossword, she…

Guys, It’s Time to Cool It With the Jackrabbit Sex

For Marie, a 26-year-old administrator based in Auckland, New Zealand, jackrabbit sex is the bane of her existence. “It’s the absolute worst thing in the…

The Women of FIRE Are Blazing Their Own Trail in Early Retirement

Financial Mechanic, a blogger in the financial independence and early retirement (FIRE) community who plans to achieve financial freedom by the age of 32, is…