lmphotoLauren Mechling is a senior editor at Vogue and a former features editor at The Wall Street Journal. She has written or co-written six young-adult novels, the most recent of which, My Darklyng, ran as a serialized novel on Slate.com. She wrote a books column, “The Lauren Papers” for medium.com and her short stories have appeared in Rookie magazine and Vol. 1 Brooklyn.