Bio

Megan KearnsMegan Kearns is a film critic, editor, freelance writer, podcaster, and a feminist vegan blogger.

As Editor and Social Media Director at Bitch Flicks, Megan edits articles and oversees guest submissions, as well as spearheading the site’s social media strategy. She reviews and analyzes films, television series, and issues in media from a feminist perspective. She writes about aging and depictions of older women in film and television as a blogger for Silver Century Foundation. Megan is also the Social Media Manager for the Boston Online Film Critics Association (BOFCA), as well as a BOFCA member.

Megan founded the blog The Opinioness of the World, a feminist vegan site she founded and manages, covering issues and topics in media, film, TV, food, body positivity, politics, animals, pop culture, and reproductive justice.

Megan’s work has also been published in or appeared at Bitch Media, Fem2pt0Women and Hollywood, Everyday Feminism, Feminist Magazine on KPFK RadioSpoilerpiece TheatreOpen Letters MonthlyArts & Opinion, Italianieuropeiand Women’s Views on News. Her work has been referenced by CBS News and Forbes. She has been quoted in The National and The Washington Post’s Express and interviewed for Ms. Magazine‘s blog. Megan was also listed on Screenqueens‘ “15 Women Film Critics You Should Be Reading.”

In addition to writing, Megan possesses a diverse career background in gender, finance, politics and event planning. Most recently, she worked as the Administrative and Program Coordinator at the Women and Public Policy Program (WAPPP) at Harvard Kennedy School where she coordinated the non-partisan political training program From Harvard Square to the Oval Office. She has also worked as an intern in the office of Representative Barbara L’Italien (D-Andover) at the Massachusetts State House.

Passionate about reproductive justice and women’s rights, Megan has fundraised or volunteered with Eastern Massachusetts Abortion (EMA) Fund, NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts, the Athena Film Festival, Martha Coakley for Senate and Casa Myrna Vazquez‘ domestic violence hotline.

A graduate of UMass Amherst, Megan earned her B.A. in Anthropology and Sociology (Double Major), with a focus on gender, culture and the intersectionality of race, class, and gender. She also earned a Graduate Certificate in Women in Politics and Public Policy from UMass Boston. She is a 2006 Commonwealth Legislative Seminar alumna and a 2011 Soapbox Feminist Winter Term alumna.

Megan currently lives in a tiny Boston apartment, surrounded by more books than she will probably ever read in her lifetime.

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