about she-files

Our mission: To provide a global platform that advances and informs public discussion about issues and topics of interest to women and adolescent girls through journalism and storytelling

Ginanne and Kristin have been friends for almost 30 years, having grown up in the summers together in northern Michigan. They wanted to start she-files.com because of a mutual love of writing, and sharing inspiring and thought-provoking stories about women.

Kristin Kirsch Feldkamp

Kristin Kirsch Feldkamp is a writer who lives in Denver, Colorado. Her love of writing and interest in women’s issues began in the mid-1990s when she entered an MA program in English literature at the University of Louisville (she holds a BA in English from Michigan State University). She also has an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Oregon, as well as a graduate certificate in women’s studies.

After her schooling, the Louisville, Kentucky native worked in public relations in San Francisco before moving to Denver to work in the natural and organic food industry. Kristin took eight years off of work to raise her two children and currently works part-time at a Denver art museum writing blog posts and web copy as well as creating and implementing social media marketing plans. A freelance writer and blogger, Kristin’s work has appeared on scarymommy.com, Colorado Parent and Literary Mama. When she isn’t spending time with her family or working, Kristin enjoys reading, cooking, blogging, photography, yoga, skiing, jogging and Amazon Prime.

Ginanne Brownell

Ginanne Brownell is a London-based American journalist who has worked on staff for CNN and Newsweek, as well as serving as acting deputy editor for both the Wall Street Journal Europe’s Off Duty section and for the Financial Times’ fDi magazine. She focuses much of her writing on arts, culture and education for publications including the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal; her writing has also appeared in publications including the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, NPR’s Goats and Soda, People, Scientific American, Conde Nast Traveller and the Financial Times (her article archives can be found on ginannebrownell.com).

She is in the process of writing two narrative non-fiction books: “Ghetto Classics: How Classical Music Helped Change a Nairobi Slum” and “How I Became Your Mother: My Global Surrogacy Journey.”  Born and raised in Michigan, Ginanne holds a BA in history from Albion College, a MSc in the history of international relations from the London School of Economics and a MA in international journalism from City University in London.

When not writing, she spends as much time as she can playing tennis, travelling across the globe, reading high-brow novels and low-brow gossip magazines, and boring people with tales about her novice yoga practice. She is also the proud mom of twins born through surrogacy.

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