Who Am I?

Taylor Marsh is an author and speaker, political writer, and relationship expert living just outside Washington, D.C. In 2008, the Washington Post and then the New Republic featured Marsh in profiles during the height of the presidential election cycle, because her new-media site was a major Hillary hub. Her second book, The Hillary Effect, chronicles Hillary Clinton’s rise and first run for president.  Marsh’s foray into relationships all began when she became Relationship Consultant at the LA Weekly in 1992. When her trademarked column “What Do You Want?” moved to the web in 1996, Taylor Marsh became one of the very first people writing about relationships, men, women and the politics of sex online.

How a Miss America contestant, not to mention a Miss Friendship in the Miss Teenage America Pageant, and Broadway babe, ended up as editor-in-chief of the first female-run soft-core website to make money on the web is only part of the story told in her latest book. More about Taylor in her recent interview with Styleite.

Taylor has been interviewed by the BBC, CNN, MSNBC, C-SPAN’s Washington Journal, Al Jazeera Arabic and Al Jazeera English, among others. She has been featured in The Hill and “The Washington Scene”, Washington Journal’s Hotline’s On Call, the LA Times, NewYorkTimes.com and many other new media and national news venues. Taylor is a contributor for Huffington Post, and has written op-eds for The Hill, as well as U.S. News & World Report, and other news outlets.

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Thinker, writer, garlic lover, paint dabbler, beauty queen, political lifer, relationship expert, Broadway babe, bird friend, owner of secrets on men, women, and life.

Some of my highlights

Everything begins with meditation and clearing your mind, getting to that place where the noise doesn’t enter. Then trust what you’re hearing from deep inside.  Nothing is too much if it’s true to you, so put fear down and write exactly what you’re feeling.  Erica Jong says “use everything,” and to that I say, AMEN.  Don’t even try to tell a story without letting your carnality have a say – you’ll find a way –  because this is what makes your heart beat and the world survive.
Jerry Herman cast me in “The Grand Tour“ in my very first Broadway audition, making a childhood dream a reality. I didn’t even have an apartment in the city at the time!  Next stop on Broadway was Burt Shevelove casting me as an understudy to the lead in a musical backed by the Cole Porter estate, giving me a small part as well.  In the midst of a tumultuous run, I suddenly developed stage fright that changed the trajectory of my life.  I soon moved to Los Angeles, auditioning for television and film, commercials, with Henry Winkler casting me in a small role in a sitcom he was producing.  Not long afterward I finally took a leap, turning to writing.
Taylor Marsh’s first political writing was as a little girl, chronicling John F. Kennedy’s funeral on note cards, which she still has. In 2005, Marsh wrote, produced and directed “Weeping for J.F.K.”,  a one woman show staged in Los Angeles that traced the intersection of politics, John F. Kennedy and her life, from the 1960s to the early 2000s.  
A blank canvas stretched out on the floor, paint, brushes ready.  History and political books piled high, biographies near, Mac whirring, thinking of the subject for the next political art project that will hang from floor to ceiling nearby.  Honoring great women, men, leaders, rebels, and lovers, who have come before and made their mark, inspiring me to make mine.

Here’s The Good Stuff. Some of My Best Work Is Featured Below.

Talking About Miss America, Feminism on HuffPostLive [Video]

TALKING WITH HuffPostLive today, we covered the piece I wrote on the Miss America Pageant, which aired live last night. It was televised on ABC, getting a higher profile, which I believe it […]

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Janay Palmer Writes Chilling Instagram, as Ben Carson Reveals NFL Abuse Culture

Published on HuffPostSports

IT’S IMPORTANT to remember that the NFL’s initial reaction to Ray Rice coldcocking Janay Palmer, now Janay Rice, was a mild two-game suspension. The Ravens even sent out a tweet where […]

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What Every Woman Should Know About Cheating

First published on HuffPostWomen

There is nothing more vulnerable than a man who has fallen for a woman. If women appreciated just how fragile a man in love is, it’s likely we would use the […]

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3 Relationship Secrets From Fifty Shades of Grey

First published & featured for HuffPostWomen, now with German translation for HuffPost.De.

No man ever cheated because he was looking for a friend.

Fifty Shades of Grey isn’t a phenomenon with women just because […]

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8 Relationship Secrets from the Trenches

Featured today HuffPostWomen

HOW DO YOU make a relationship work? What are the secrets? It begins with you. How happy are you with the life you’ve created? Are you working a […]

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It’s All the Woman’s Fault (Or Maybe It’s Feminism)

First published on Huffington Post

DESPITE Gloria Steinem’s best efforts, feminism has confounded for years. Men, women and media were turned upside down, spun around and left with a new world order of equality that […]

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Miss America Pageant Shaming, A Feminist Trap

Alverson believes his coaching isn’t mainly about winning costume crowns. It is about nothing less than his clients’ conception of themselves. “The girls have to decide – ‘What do I want the jury to […]

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Susan Patton’s “Marry Smart” is Bad Advice [Video]

“Prepare yourself to be as socially successful in college as possible. If you require major bodywork, get it done in high school.” – Cosmopolitan ["Marry Smart," page 37]
DURING THE time I was a Relationship […]

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“Lauren” Explains Why She Chose Porn to Pay for College at Duke

A FEMALE student at Duke reveals she’s paying for her way through this elite school by becoming a porn star. You can imagine what came next. Last week on his radio show, Michael […]

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