Alyssa James, freelance writer, travel writer, content marketer, digital nomad


I’m Alyssa, a freelance writer and content marketer based in Toronto. My bylines have appeared in the Globe and Mail, Porthole Cruise Magazine, International Living Magazine, Matador Network, Thought Catalog, Times of India, xoJane, Toronto Tourism, and Weather 2 Travel.

Originally from the city, I majored in Psychology and Equity Studies at the University of Toronto. Before getting my MA in Social Anthropology at York University, I lived abroad in Martinique and London, UK. I take an ethnographic approach to travelling and storytelling, and my journalism works at the intersections of social justice, sustainability, and travel.

When I’m not writing or travelling, I’m reading, catching up on TV, or drinking wine with friends. I also help businesses connect with their audience by telling their brand story in a variety of media — see my Work With Me page for details on my SEO & content marketing services.

“People need to see that, far from being an obstacle, the world’s diversity of languages, religions and traditions is a great treasure, affording us precious opportunities to recognize ourselves in others.” — Youssou N’Dour