Who I Am: 

I'm a Brooklyn-based journalist with a propensity for New York and its people. I write about human rights issues that play on both a local and national stage ... usually with a gender/sexuality hook. I also like to wax poetic about sandwiches; often of the falafel variety. Follow me at @ChristianBale_r and send me tips at kristenbahler.com

What I'm Watching: 

Broad City, Chopped, Girls

What I'm Reading: 

Behind the Beautiful Forevers, Katherine Boo; Middlesex, Jeffrey Eugenides