Hi, I’m Kate.

kate gardnerHere are the headlines:

  • I’ve been published in The Washington Post, Teen Vogue, SELF, BustleGirlboss, and USA Today, as well as numerous local publications in New England.
  • I’m a freelance writer who writes personal essays, profiles, and reported pieces. I especially enjoy writing women’s lifestyle articles.
  • I also write fiction and am in the process of editing the first draft of my first novel. The book, currently untitled, explores mental health, female friendship, and being a teenage girl.

Why I write:

Reading and writing have been my passions since I was a child. They’ve always been more than just hobbies; they’re how I view and process the world. Through my writing (both fiction and nonfiction), I enjoy exploring topics related to women, social justice, wellness, careers, and growing up. My goal is to tell stories that reflect the truth of the world and people’s experiences while offering new viewpoints and ideas to the larger conversation. I love writing fiction because it allows me to use my imagination and share the inner worlds I create and I love writing nonfiction because I get to explore and better understand people and ideas that fascinate me.

A little more about me:

I’m a New Hampshire native living in Portland, Maine. I long for New York City, but also love going home to the mountains where everything is quiet and familiar. When I’m not reading or writing, I enjoy spending time with animals, listening to Taylor Swift, and volunteering with the Telling Room and Speak About It. My day job is in nonprofit communications and social media, where I get to work for reproductive rights. I also run a bookstagram account, Intersectional Reader, where I geek out over what I’m reading.

Also, I was on the Sounds About Write podcast, hosted by Abby Wolfe, where I talk all things writing, including journalism, freelancing, and my first novel. Give it a listen below!