BIO

For 10 years, Cecily wrote a personal blog and shared entirely too much information about her life online. As the Internet grew up, so did she, and she shuttered her blog in 2014. She's now blogging about writing at Cecilyk.com, does writing and sobriety coaching (she's been sober almost two decades) through Coach.me and runs a boutique content marketing agency called Double Good Media. She's still in love with social media, even if it's less shiny now.

Cecily Kellogg's Articles

Having a plan is key.

This Is Not A Drill: How To Handle Racist Harassment When You Witness It

As reports of racially based harassment have increased over the past week since the election of Trump — even here in my liberal bastion of urban Philadelphia— I have begun to think more critically... Read...
Cecily Kellogg    |   11.17.16 3pm   |   SHARE

How Prince Got Me Through This Thing Called Life

My freshman year of East Lansing High School in 1981, I was the new girl. I’d recently moved to Michigan from New Mexico so my mother could get her PhD at Michigan State University. I was new, I was... Read...
Cecily Kellogg    |   04.22.16 9am   |   SHARE
I’ve learned to let people be, even when I believe with my whole heart they are wrong.

How Facebook Changed My Feminism

Last night I almost quit Facebook. I’d had yet another political argument, had my opinions and information dismissed as inaccurate, and I was just DONE. Fuck that social media noise. Who needs it,... Read...
Cecily Kellogg    |   04.8.16 12am   |   SHARE
At first — I’m slightly embarrassed to admit — I mourned this loss.

I'm Middle-Aged, A Woman, And Invisible

Firmly middle-aged due to my 47 years, I’m fat and everything about me pretty much screams “Mom.” This means I no longer get sexually harassed. The closest I’ve gotten to being hit on in the last 10... Read...
Cecily Kellogg    |   04.6.16 12am   |   SHARE
I didn’t know much about preeclampsia before it happened to me.

Preeclampsia: What You Need To Know 

I was nearly six months pregnant when they died. They died because I was one of the 5% to 10% of women who suffer from preeclampsia. Worse, I was one of the rare ones who had early-onset preeclampsia... Read...
Cecily Kellogg    |   03.3.16 12am   |   SHARE

What Millennials Don’t Know About Hillary Clinton

I’ll confess that I don’t actually find Bernie Sanders appealing as a presidential candidate; he’s too busy lecturing us.
Cecily Kellogg    |   02.10.16 12am   |   SHARE

Why I'll Be Buying The New Curvy Barbie Doll

When I saw the photos of the Curvy Barbie, I actually teared up. She is beautiful.
Cecily Kellogg    |   01.31.16 9pm   |   SHARE

Infertility And Feminism: When Pregnancy Is Political

Here’s something nobody talks about when you’re trying to become pregnant: it becomes an obsession and takes over your life. There’s just something so incredibly frustrating about not being able to... Read...
Cecily Kellogg    |   12.17.15 12am   |   SHARE

What Sobriety Has Taught Me About Surviving The Holidays

Shocked, I asked her about my alcoholism, and if she believed she could forgive me. “No,” she said. “I don’t think so.”
Cecily Kellogg    |   12.11.15 2pm   |   SHARE

Why Does My Daughter’s Short Hair Bother You So Much?

Because this issue boils down completely to the male gaze, and how women are supposed to be pretty in a certain way so men will find them attractive, and that way must include long hair. Long hair... Read...
Cecily Kellogg    |   11.10.15 12am   |   SHARE