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 over eight years 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.
In 2018, they published an academic paper about the Shitty Media Men List in the journal of Feminist Media Studies. In 2019, they co-authored a chapter of a book joint published by Verso and Jacobin.
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), 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 or photography assignments and speaking engagements, please contact them here. They are also available for press/expert comment on topics related to their work, including cannabis, opioids, and LGBTQ+ incarceration.