Kelly Mickle

Title: Freelance writer and editor, cofounder of @towwn
Education: New York University

A freelance journalist, Kelly writes stories on a variety of topics, including celebrity profiles, health, travel, beauty, home decor, fashion, food, and fitness. Before trading the bright lights of Manhattan for the California sunshine, Kelly was an editor at Self magazine for eight years.

Her articles have appeared in magazines such as Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Sunset, Women's Health, Self, Shape, Fitness, Details, Redbook, Martha Stewart Living, C Magazine, and LA Confidential, as well as websites Refinery29,,, and

Kelly’s been nominated for three National Magazine Awards, with her feature "How Not to Get Pregnant" winning Cosmopolitan their first-ever ASME for personal service in 2014.

When she’s not researching magazine stories, Kelly works as a brand copywriter and creative content strategist. In 2021, she co-founded towwn (, a digital resource dedicated to finding sustainable solutions to burnout for both people + planet.

About Shape

Shape is an award-winning digital fitness, wellness, and beauty destination that offers inclusive, trusted, and empowering expert-led guidance and advice for anyone at any point in their wellness journey. Our library of more than 11,000 stories reaches more than 7 million readers monthly who want to prioritize their health, have fun, and lead an active lifestyle while also cutting through the noise of quick fixes and unvetted fads.

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