Christy Chilimigras is an entrenched Jo’burger, having lived there all 24 years of her life. After matriculating from Hyde Park High School in 2011, she worked as a cocktail waitress in Greenside while studying Landscape Design and Horticulture.
At 22, she was selected for an editorial internship at Cosmopolitan magazine, after which she became the full-time content manager for the magazine’s sex-only microsite, COSMO After Dark. She left her full-time position in 2017 and now freelances as a sex & relationships writer for Cosmo and Essays of Africa magazine. Her debut novel, the memoir Things even González can’t Fix, was published in May 2018.