Kathleen Wong

Writer, Editor, Creator

Kathleen Wong



Born on the mainland but raised in Hawai‘i, Kathleen graduated from New York University in 2015 having double majored in journalism and sociology. During this time, she gained editorial and marketing experience interning for publications like Seventeen Magazine, High Times, Mashable and Refinery29. After graduation, she entered the journalism field as a staff writer for Mic, where she wrote social justice stories and interviewed the co-founders of Black Lives Matter and music artists like Wafia, Jai Wolf and Sweater Beats. She later transitioned to a branded content writer there before moving on to work as a lifestyle reporter at CafeMom, focusing on lifestyle and body positivity. In 2018, Kathleen returned to the islands for a job at the Honolulu Museum of Art in April. First hired as the digital media associate, she was promoted to the communications manager and handled the museum blog and social media accounts. In March 2019, she moved her communication skills onto the ACLU of Hawai‘i, which allows her to touch on issues she deeply cares about. She continues to expand her freelance writing career with a focus in lifestyle topics. She now has bylines with The New York Times, CityLab, Broadly, The Cut, Greatist, Rewire, Honolulu Magazine, Hawaii Luxury Magazine, several Nella Media Group magazines and more. When she’s not at the museum or writing, she’s at the beach with her dog or oil painting.

View her full resume here.

Writing samples

The New York Times

12/31/2018: How to Combat the Back-to-Work Anxiety of the Sunday Scaries

The Cut

9/20/2018: The Time I Scheduled a Heartbreak 3 Months in Advance


9/13/2019: I Fell In Love While My Hair Was Falling Out

Huffington Post

2/11/2019: At 23, My Hair Started Falling Out In Clumps. So I Changed Everything.

Honolulu Magazine

2/26/2019: Your Ultimate Guide to the 2019 Honolulu Biennial’s Immersive Art Event


2018: 6 Tips to Have the Best Run with Your Dog

2018: 6 New Year's Resolutions You Can Actually Keep


2/19/2019: How to Let Go of Relationship Baggage, According to Psychologists

hawaii luxury magazine

6/2016: Spin Doctors

10/2018: Digit Duty


12/20/2018: On Oahu, a Debate Over Honolulu’s ‘Monster’ Homes


12/18/2018: How to Bounce Back From a Mistake at Work

1/4/2019: Take These Simple Steps to Reduce the Garbage You Produce

1/22/2019: Better Sleep, Better Mental Health, and Vice Versa


6/17/2015: Chain Gyms are Sweating in the Rise of Boutique Fitness Studios

2/12/2015: You Can't Sit with Us: Inside NYC's Hidden Models-Only Lounge


10/25/2018: Chicken Soup for the Conflicted Chinese-American Soul

12/12/2016: Here’s Why People Keep Going to Psychics and Fortunetellers

1/31/2017: These Black Activists are Mobilizing a More Inclusive Movement


10/20/2014: How To Find Love, Bring Good Luck, and Protect Yourself From "Bad Spirits"

Merry Jane

3/18/2016: Interview: Detroit's DJ GRiZ Talks Music and Marijuana with MERRY JANE