kate gardnerKate is a New England-based writer covering topics such as women’s lifestyle, health and wellness, young adulthood, and pop culture. She’s been published in The Washington Post, Teen Vogue, SELF, Bustle, USA Today, Girlboss, and numerous New England newspapers, including the Portland Press Herald and the Bangor Daily News. She has a B.A. in journalism from the University of New Hampshire and started her career as a newspaper reporter at The Forecaster and American Journal newspapers. After tiring of covering town meetings and local politics, she followed her creative interests to work at Maine magazine as an associate editor and writer. From 2019 to 2020 she worked in digital communications at the Planned Parenthood Maine Action Fund where she managed social media and helped patients tell their stories online, in print, and before the legislature at the Maine State House. In 2020, Kate started a column, Miserable & Magical, in the Portland Phoenix where she writes about the ups and downs of figuring out what she’s doing with her life.

In 2019, Kate was featured on the Sounds About Write podcast, hosted by Abby Wolfe, where she talked all things writing, including journalism, freelancing, and her first novel.

Kate also runs a bookstagram account, Intersectional Reader, where she geeks out over what she’s reading.