Jessica Roy, ELLE Magazine (US)

Jessica Roy

ELLE Magazine (US)

New York, United States

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Past articles by Jessica:

A Reading Guide to Making Sense of What's Going On Between the U.S., Iran and Iraq

Read these resources before panic-tweeting "#WWIII." → Read More

How Yazidi Women Are Recovering From the Trauma of ISIS

In 2014, the Islamic State killed and enslaved thousands of Yazidis. Five years later, groups like the Free Yezidi Foundation are helping survivors process what happened to them. → Read More

This Women-Only Village Was Built to Be a Feminist Utopia. Now It’s Under Threat.

Having survived the rule of violent jihadists, the residents of Jinwar are attempting to build a place free of the constraints of patriarchy. Soon it could all be destroyed. → Read More

Two Sisters and the Terrorist Who Came Between Them

Samantha Sally says she was forced to live under ISIS by her abusive husband. Is she a terrorist or a victim? → Read More

Might I Recommend: Traveling Without Men

Female-only vacations are a welcome salve in a world that feels increasingly hostile towards women. → Read More

Saudi Arabia Reportedly Lifting Restrictions Requiring Women to Get Permission to Travel

Saudi authorities have reportedly, "approved amendments to laws governing travel documents and civil status, allowing women over the age of 21 to obtain passports and leave the country without securing the consent of a guardian." → Read More

The Jewelry Line Helping Refugee Women Support Their Families

Muhra hires and trains displaced Syrian and Iraqi women to handcraft clothing and jewelry. → Read More

What to Know About Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, the Saudi Teen Fleeing Her Family

The 18-year-old fled Saudi Arabia after what she describes as years of abuse; her family is attempting to have her sent back. → Read More

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Her Critics, Her First 100 Days in Congress, and Curating Her Closet

It was the day before Thanksgiving, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the youngest woman ever to be elected to Congress, was standing in the studio talking about her holiday plans. "I'm spending Thanksgiving with my family just making sure we're all cooked up," she said. "We do a potluck. We have some pernils, some rice and beans, and we just enjoy each other's company." Ocasio-Cortez is… → Read More

9 Pairs of Earrings That Will Make People Be Like, 'WHERE Did You Get Those Earrings?'

Your choice on whether you tell them or not. → Read More

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Confirms She'll Vote for Nancy Pelosi as House Speaker

"Right now what I see in that chamber is that all of the challenges to leader Pelosi are to her right." → Read More

Five Months After the Lifting of the Driving Ban, Saudi Women's Rights Activists Are Still Imprisoned and Reportedly Being Abused

Sources have told the Washington Post that several of the activists have been subject to beatings and sleep deprivation. → Read More

The Lip Gloss That Makes Me Look Alive When I Feel Dead Inside

Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil is an easy pick-me-up in an uneasy time. → Read More

Jay Ellis Is...The Perfect Boyfriend

What if we could create the perfect guy? That’s the idea behind's new The Perfect Boyfriend series. If you watch Insecure, the wildly successful HBO comedy series that's amassed a cult following even in the age of peak TV, you're surely familiar with Jay Ellis. → Read More

Noah Centineo Is...The Perfect Boyfriend

Noah Centineo already has a perfect face and perfect hair, so it makes sense that he would be the perfect boyfriend, too. Watch him say and do exactly the right things in's new The Perfect Boyfriend video series. → Read More

Kota Okuda Makes Fashion For When You Want to Dismantle Capitalism, Sexily

When you wanna look hot, but you also just read the Communist Manifesto. → Read More

Saudi Women Can Drive. But Will They Be Allowed to Take the Wheel?

Mixed blessings and mixed messages in the new, modern Saudi Arabia. → Read More

Finally, Women in Saudi Arabia Are Allowed to Drive

Many Saudi women reacted with joy at the lifting of the driving ban; others were more skeptical. → Read More

Jane Fonda's Sex-Having Days Are OVER

Vocal Megyn Kelly hater Jane Fonda is currently starring in Book Club, a movie about four septuagenarian women who get really horny after reading a 50 Shades of Grey-type novel in book club (that's really what it's about!). But when an interviewer for Extra asked Fonda at the film's premiere if she had experienced a similar kind of sexual reawakening in her later years, she scoffed at the… → Read More

Why Is Mitt Romney at the Met Gala?

Everyone wants to know why he's there. → Read More