Ophira Edut is a writer, designer and entrepreneur who has spent a decade creating groundbreaking media projects that empowers women of all walks of life.

In 1992, Ophira co-founded HUES, a national, multicultural women’s magazine, which was published until 1999. Ophira is also the editor of Body Outlaws (Seal Press, 2000), and its "outlawed" first edition, Adios, Barbie. Her website AdiosBarbie.com has been a resource for women since 1998. She has been featured in numerous anthologies and magazines, including Ms., the New York Times, and Entertainment Weekly. Ophira also lectures at colleges and conferences nationwide about body image and the media.

Ophira and her twin sister Tali are the astrologers for 10 million people a month. Their horoscopes appear on Elle.com, MyLifetime.com, and on their website Astrostyle.com. They are the co-authors of The AstroTwins' Love Zodiac: The Essential Astrology Guide for Women (2008) Astrostyle: Star-studded Advice for Love, Life & Looking Good (Simon & Schuster, 2003). They've read charts for celebrities including Stevie Wonder, Beyonce, Nicole Richie and Avril Lavigne.

Ophira is the daughter of an Israeli landscaper (dad) and American rabbi (mom), who raised her in Detroit with a heady mix of Torah and topsoil. She now lives in New York City, where she fails to consistently attend synagogue, but does have her own backyard.

 
 
Hometown:   Detroit, Michigan
Base o' Operations:   NYC
Astrological Sign:   Sagittarius
Passions:   Biking along the Hudson River, reading, karaoke, astrology, writing, design of all kinds (graphic, interior), dachshunds, being a mom to 2 girls
Childhood Influences that Inspire Me Today:   '80s music, sticker collections, MTV, camping, Girl Scouts, Nancy Drew, my artistic aunt and grandparents, the teen angst of being a Jewish girl in the midst of Christmas Central (the Midwest)
Past Jobs:   McDonald's fry girl, BK Loungemistress, cleaning crew at fraternity house, landscaper, clothing designer, street vendor, dot-com executive, editor at Ms. magazine