Cecily Kellogg

Cecily Kellogg


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 Articles

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 or so years was that time a homeless man tried to touch my hair after I left the salon.

When it comes to the male gaze, I am now officially invisible.

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, before the babies were viable (able to live outside the womb).

Let's take a moment to consider all Hillz has to deal with.

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.

Take your pick!

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.


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 poor, I didn’t understand the local weather, and I kept scanning the horizon for mountains that weren’t there. I felt like the ultimate outsider.


I'm A Mom Who Had A Late-Term Abortion And I Don't Regret It At All

My husband and my best friend were with me. They realized quickly something was wrong when the ultrasound tech moved us from one room to another. Then she sent in the doctor and we were told the news: one twin had died, probably a week or two earlier.

Deal with it, "Twitter’s merry band of MRAs."

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 that also requires a fair amount of time, expense, and effort to make it “pretty” in the right way.

Men can play a part in infertility, too.

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 do this thing that EVERYONE else can do without a problem.

Holidays are hard when you're in recovery.

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.”

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, right? Sometimes social media feels like the toughest school playground, full of yelling and strange games and cliques.