Joanne Spataro is a humorist and writer living in Charlotte, N.C. She started writing at age 13 as a movie critic for The Charlotte Observer.
Her critical, refreshing perspective on LGBT issues and pop culture can be seen in The Advocate, The Huffington Post and Creative Loafing Charlotte. She is likely the only person to have interviewed Marvel Comics founder Stan Lee while dressed as Wonder Woman.
Her coverage of the 2012 Democratic National Convention led her to do a sit-down interview with one-time Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein. They ate blueberries while Stein talked about doing push-ups in jail in the same cell as a nun. Bad ass.
Joanne has also contributed to Charlotte Five, Charlotte Style Magazine, and Charlotte Viewpoint.
She hosts Pillow Talk with Joanne, a web series that features the best and brightest in Charlotte and beyond. She co-hosted Charlotte Pride with drag queen Delighted Tobehere and burlesque dancer Big Mamma D in 2014, which attracted over 100,000 people.
Creative Loafing named her one of the 15 people to watch in 2015.
In her spare time, Joanne loves ta dance.
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