meet kathleen


Oh hi. I’m Kathleen, an eternal PhD student, a licensed therapist, a mental health journalist, and freelance writer. I’ve written for Salon, Slate, xoJane, Lifehacker, The Mary Sue, HelloGiggles, Bustle, and many professional psychology publications you will never read. In my free time, I enjoy crying over television shows and tweeting headcanon. I am forever searching for TV shows with middle-aged OTPs and good friends who appreciate them.


My book, The Fangirl Life: A Guide to All the Feels and Learning How to Deal, will be published by Penguin Random House on July 5, 2016.


§ 7 Responses to meet kathleen

  • Mildred Corona says:

    Hi I need help controlling my obsession with a band I really like called 5 seconds of summer. I am so obsessed with them and I need help.

  • eva says:

    omg girl we are so the same

  • I am literally too obsessed with 5 Seconds Of Summer especially Ashton Irwin and Luke Hemmings who I had a short crush on in 2014-May 2015 until he broke my heart by hooking up with Arzaylea and then Ashton Irwin who just stole my heart recently so I have loved Ashton Irwin for a Year Now I seriously cannot control my obsession with 5SOS because One time my Dad and Brothers pretended to be Ashton Irwin and Luke Hemmings on the phone but I was clever enough not to fall for the mean Prank/Trick.

  • Nadiah says:

    Help. m&g to selena’s costs 500+ while m&g to justin’s costs 2k+. i am struggling with all these fangirl feels since 2010. they won’t stop straining my money and my emotions. please help.

  • Dear Kathleen can you please help my Little Mix Obsession because I am literally just so obsessed with Little Mix and everyone I know is getting fed up with me talking about Little Mix so can you please try to help me as I am in desperate need of Fangirl Therapy and it’s me who also commented above too.

  • PHANISREAL says:

    Hey Kathleen can you help me by telling me tips to balance out my life because I am obsessed with Phan (the ship name for two you tubers called Dan Howell and Phil Lester). 90 per cent of all the fanfics i read is phan and I talk about them to everyone. I assure you I am speaking for the nearly 6 million subscribers they have.

  • Denise says:

    Dear Kathleen,

    I just finished reading your book and would like to say I really enjoyed it – your approach and your own experience gives life to the contents and assurance to needy fangirl hearts. 🙂 An excellent read and an awesome inspiration! Thank you~

    Best wishes from afar,

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