Tolly Moseley is a freelance writer, editor and journalist living in Austin, Texas. Her work focuses on arts/culture, health, food and life. She is the co-host of "Statesman Shots," a culture podcast by the Austin American-Statesman.

Before becoming a writer, Tolly worked as a large waving costumed bear named Muffy, a seasoned coffee preparer at a fashion PR firm in Italy, a children's yoga instructor at a progressive private school, a classroom assistant in rural India, a college composition teacher, a restaurant columnist, a waitress, a "cat socializer," a public radio intern, a food show co-host, and a literary publicist. She is also a dancer and professional aerialist.

Photo by Chris Perez

Photo by Chris Perez