Photo of Kim Kelly
Photo of Kim Kelly

Kim Kelly

Kim Kelly is a Philadelphia–based journalist and organizer who writes about labor, politics, food, music, and culture. Her work has appeared in numerous publications, including Esquire and the New York Times. She is the author of "Fight Like Hell: The Untold History of American Labor".

Expertise: Labor, Politics, Tea, Whiskey

Experience: Kim Kelly has been a regular labor columnist for Teen Vogue since 2018, and her writing has been featured in the New Republic, the Washington Post, the Baffler, the Nation, and the Columbia Journalism Review, among many others. Kim has also worked as a video correspondent for More Perfect Union, the Real News Network, and Means TV. Previously, she was the heavy metal editor at Noisey, Vice's music vertical. Kim is a member of the Industrial Workers of the World's Freelance Journalists Union as well as a member and elected councilperson for the Writers Guild of America, East.
Writer Kim Kelly reflects on her love for her ex-Marine, steelworker, farmer grandfather—and his love for pickles.
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