I'm Meg Keene. I'm a publisher, author, essayist and proud #GirlBoss. I founded the website A Practical Wedding in 2008, and in the past six years have turned a love of glitter and feminism into a top indie wedding brand, with an audience of nearly half a million readers each month. My first book, A Practical Wedding: Creative Solutions for Planning a Beautiful, Affordable, and Meaningful Celebration, was published in January 2012, and has been a top bestseller on the wedding bookshelf ever since.
Because of my dyslexia, I assumed I'd never have a shot at becoming an editor, so I'm extra proud to spend much of my time these days editing the work of whip smart women writers. My own writing (of the non-book variety) spans personal essays about motherhood, feminism, entrepreneurship, and how I need to get off Pinterest already. If you'd like me to write for you about something that's not weddings (because my plate is a little full on that front), drop me a note STAT. My work has been referenced by publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and NPR. It's also showed up on sites like Jezebel, Feministing, Refinery 29, and The Hairpin.
As an ex-theatre professional, public speaking and teaching is in my blood. If you'd like me to speak or teach on topics such as: being a women and a entrepreneur, or exactly what's wrong with the wedding industry, or how to build a publishing business in an evolving media landscape, get in touch, like, yesterday. I also do lots of interviews about how the wedding industry is (hopefully) changing, and I'd love to chat with you about it for your article.
I grew up in a part of California known as the Inland Empire, that will always be home. I did almost a decade of time in and around Brooklyn. I now reside in Oakland, California with my husband and son.