Mary Rose Somarriba
Mary Rose is editor of Verily Magazine. With over a decade of experience in magazine publishing, she has written articles and organized events on women’s issues for several publications and organizations. In 2012 she completed a Robert Novak Journalism Fellowship on the connections between pornography and sex trafficking.
Among her favorite pastimes are Latin dancing, singing karaoke, and listening to her favorite local jazz band over wings and a Manhattan.
The Reality Behind Billie Eilish’s ‘Male Fantasy’ and Porn Critique
What she said—and how true it is
We Lost Gabby. Let's Not Lose the Opportunity to Learn Real Lessons From Her Story
Let’s take care to remember victims of violence not by their abusers' narratives.
'Black Widow' Highlights the Tragedy of Forced Sterilization
The record-breaking Marvel film touches on Natasha and Yelena's inability to have children.
Britney Spears Speaks Out on Coercive IUD, Working Conditions, and Putting on a Smile for Social Media
A court hearing on the pop star’s restrictive conservatorship expands on issues raised by the #FreeBritney movement.
What the Olsen Twins’ Success Paving their Own Path Can Teach All of Us
A rare interview with Mary-Kate and Ashley reveals how much intentionality is required to choose a less noisy, simpler road.
Nightbirde Stuns 'America's Got Talent' with Humble Anthem 'It's Okay'
Not even cancer can dim the 30-year-old's hope from shining through.
Revolt or Repair: What’s The Better Path For Male-Female Relationships?
In response to male sexual misbehavior, some women are seeking answers beyond men. Along the way, we may be replicating the same relationship dysfunctions with ourselves.
What Married Women Can Tell Us About Growing Intimacy
Lessons in authentic human connection you won’t learn on TV
Exclusive: ‘Country Girl’ Rissi Palmer Shares an Acoustic Version with Verily
The singer reflects on her stereotype-breaking hit song on its fifteenth anniversary.
I Have a Wanted Pregnancy, And Yet I’ve Received Pressure to Un-Want It
Who or what determines quality of life?
Using Introspection to Shed Light on Big Decisions
Learning to check in with yourself
What ‘WandaVision’ Gets About Trauma (Even If It Glosses Over the Costs!)
The much-watched Disney+ series tackles an ugly real-life topic, magnified to superhero extremes.
Bebe Rexha’s ‘Jealous’ Reveals a Relatable Issue Many Women Have
A song that legitimizes women’s real frustrations with partners’ porn use
From the Editor's Desk: Balancing Reproduction and Productivity
A modern mother's challenge
Our Awkward Semantics About When Life Begins—And What It Means For Women’s Health Care
Conception? Implantation? Birth? The discrepancies of pregnancy definitions
What Makes ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ My Favorite Series of the Year (And Even Longer)
A Netflix show that respects the viewer
From the Editor's Desk: Celebrating the Holiday Season in COVID Times
Finding meaning in different packaging
An Expert Explains How to Identify and Combat our Biases
Not all hope is lost for human discourse.
From the Editor's Desk: When Facing People with Different Views Feels Scary
It's not Halloween that’s spooking many of us; it’s Election Day.
Netflix’s ‘Cuties’ Didn’t Have to Participate in Exploitation to Expose It
That the film made it this far shows our culture is already desensitized to the hypersexualization of minors.