I am a Manhattan and Albany-based freelance writer and forthcoming author. My first book, "Supergirls Speak Out: Inside the Secret Crisis of Overachieving Girls," a non-fiction look at the pressure on girls to be perfect, is being published by Simon and Schuster in March. I have written op-eds, features, and web content for USA Today, Newsday, the Christian Science Monitor, CosmoGIRL!, New York magazine, the Nation, the New Jersey Record, the Baltimore Sun, the Huffington Post, Girls' Life, and most notably, YourTango. I blog at www.lizfunk.com/blog and I am at work on a novel. I am obsessed with the TV show "Arrested Development," I love Florida, and I am on a constant hunt for the perfect shampoo/conditioner/leave-in-conditioner trio.