Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore
Freelance

Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore is a British journalist writing on current affairs, the arts and religion, with work published in The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. Formerly based in China, she now lives in Sydney.

Written by Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore

A child and her mother take part in the 4th European Rainbow Families Meeting for gay, bisexual and transgender persons. October 17, 2015. Jose Manuel Ribeiro/Afp/Getty

Essay/
Gender
Is motherhood gendered?

For a new generation of trans parents and their children, the meaning of motherhood is undergoing a thorough renovation

Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore

New York, 2009. Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images

Essay/
Beauty and aesthetics
Rise of the ripped

With bodies sculpted to look like comic-book heroes, today’s muscle men create an impossible template for masculinity

Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore

Photo by Ozgur Albayrak/Gallery Stock

Essay/
Gender
Male escorts

Is the growing market for male escorts a sign of female sexual liberation or just a re-run of the same old stereotypes?

Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore

Ai Weiwei talks on his mobile phone at his studio in Beijing. Photo by Adam Dean/Panos

Essay/
Art
Art?

Ai Weiwei is back in production with his Fake studio and his team of assistants. What does art mean now to the dissident?

Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore