Kimberly Foster is a writer, cultural critic and founder and editor-in-chief of For Harriet, a multi-platform digital community for Black women, and Black Girls Gather, a national live event series.
Founded in 2010, For Harriet is a leading voice for Black women’s journalism and storytelling. Kimberly began For Harriet while she was an undergraduate at Harvard University.
The site has been featured in the New York Times, Ebony.com, and News One and Melissa Harris-Perry. Kimberly has written for The Guardian, Newsweek, Quartz, and Fortune, and appeared on Huffpost Live, NPR, MSNBC’s Shift, BET.com, and many local radio stations across the country commenting on culture and current events.
Kimberly's video commentaries on current events and feminism have been viewed more than 15 million times.
In 2016, she was named to Forbes Magazine's 30 under 30 list. In 2017 ESSENCE named her one of 50 founders to watch. She has also been recognized by Teen Vogue and Huffington Post.
Kimberly has been invited to give talks at dozens of universities across the country including keynotes at Cornell University, Boston College, and Emory University. She holds a degree in African American Studies.