My life in a paragraph: I was born in rural Pennsylvania, adopted twice, went to Penn State, and then moved to Colorado. Two years later, in the early ’90s, I arrived in San Francisco and worked very briefly on a ‘zine (remember those?) called Cups (referencing coffee, what did you think??) founded by David Eggers. I eventually became a fact-checker at Parenting magazine, and later Health and Wired magazines. I annoyed the editors until they let me write articles, and then one day I became a staff reporter at Wired. Later, I was the science editor. My time at Wired spanned more than a decade. I left in 2008 and became a Pilates instructor, launched this blog, did lots of freelance writing and was the San Francisco editor at Racked. I’ve also contributed to 7×7, RedTri, the San Francisco Chronicle and more. I am currently a contributor at Forbes and also run Eat Sleep Denim, where you can check out my denim looks and thoughts.
Some other quick work-history stats:
In 2011-2012 I was contributing science editor at Gizmodo, where I wrote about miracle cancer cures, evil shark fin soup, French presses, and lots more.
At Wired I wrote about the athleticism of race car drivers, Heath Ledger’s overdose, Iggy Pop, limb regeneration, cloning, stem cell research, and lots more.
I wrote about duplicity, art, fashion and design for BoingBoing.
I wrote about taking a week straight of dance classes, shopping and style bloggers at The Bold Italic.
I was the San Francisco editor for Haute Living where I wrote about Silicon Valley’s most adventurous capitalists, Silicon Valley’s women on top, San Francisco’s top chefs, and Chanel’s new San Francisco store.
I’ve been featured at Apartment Therapy, Refinery29, the SF Chronicle, Daily Candy, ThredUp, Madison Reed and more.
Email me at kp at stylenik dot com!