Ben Kassoy

Ben Kassoy is the Editor-in-chief of, the largest tech company exclusively for young people and social change. He is also the coauthor of eight books and has written for the websites of Elle, GQ, Teen Vogue, Glamour, Details, Women’s Health, Maxim, and others.

Ben’s speaking appearances include a TEDx Talk (NYC, 2016); the keynote commencement address at his high school alma mater (Bexley, OH, 2015); a panel at SWSXEdu (Austin, 2014); and the class oration at his graduation from Emory University (Atlanta, 2011). 

Outside the US, Ben has served as a writer-in-residence at the Munakata University of Education (Fukuoka, Japan, 2015) and the African Leadership Academy (Johannesburg, South Africa, 2018).

He lives in Brooklyn with his canvas portrait of RuPaul.