About me


Hi, I’m Kimberly Lawson!

I’m a freelance writer who’s been stringing words together for a variety of local and national publications since 2015. I’ve been a generalist most of my writing career because it’s fun to research and learn about new things.

However, I get super geeked when I work on stories about power (or the lack thereof), women’s health, relationships, and weed.

Almost everything I know about journalism I learned from working with a bunch of smart people at an alternative newsweekly in Charlotte, North Carolina, called Creative Loafing (RIP). It was my first job out of college, and I wore many hats during my nine years there, including as managing editor, nightlife photographer and online producer. Eventually, I became editor in chief—it was the coolest job I ever had until it wasn’t anymore.

Whenever I write a story, I look at it like I’m tackling a puzzle: How do I put all the pieces together to make one beautiful picture?

Other facts about me:

  • I used to be super anti-Oxford comma but now I’m not sure

  • I’m an only child

  • I identify as Korean American

  • I have a master’s in English

  • I currently live in Georgia

  • My family includes a husband, our curly-haired daughter, a goofy bonus son and two small elderly dogs, Roxy and Cuzin

Pronouns: her/hers

(Photo by Paula Verna Photography)