Adryan Corcione (they/them/theirs) is a gender fluid freelance journalist and writer based in Philadelphia. They often write about drugs and policing, but they’ve also written about breaking news, politics, arts and culture, incarceration, cannabis, opioids and other drugs, trauma and mental health. They are a columnist for Shadowproof, covering transgender incarceration. Their editorial direction is greatly informed by their gender identity and socioeconomic experience growing up in New Jersey.
With nearly a decade of digital media experience, their writing has appeared in Teen Vogue, Vice, Esquire, Playboy, Allure, them, Rolling Stone, Rewire, Leafly, Big Buds Magazine, and many more. Their work has appeared in print in Philadelphia Weekly, GRID Magazine, Omaha’s The Reader, and The New Territory. Additionally, their photos have accompanied their writing, both in print and online, for Vice, Philadelphia Weekly, High Times, Paste Magazine, Upworthy, Visu.News, and more.
This year, they co-launched COIVD19BehindBars.com to track how incarcerated people are impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic as well as the Trans Abolitionist Series, a schedule of talks on Facebook live with other transgender and non-binary organizers. In 2019, they co-authored a chapter of a book joint published by Verso and Jacobin. In 2018, they published an academic paper about the Shitty Media Men List in the journal of Feminist Media Studies.
They have been interviewed and cited by other journalists in articles, podcasts, and more. They are a member of the Industrial Workers of the World Freelance Journalist Union (IWW FJU), PEN America, American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA), Society of Professional Journalists (SEJ), Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ), and the Binders.
If you’re interested in commissioning Adryan for writing assignments, consulting projects, and speaking engagements, please contact them here. They are also available for press opportunities as an expert commentator on topics related to their work, including cannabis, opioids, and LGBTQ+ incarceration.