I was lucky enough to attend high school in Tampa, FL with the Buzzfeed star Kelsey Darragh. She has been blazing the trail as a Youtube sensation since her Youtube video “Shit Girlfriends Say” went viral. She is the creator of many popular videos, podcasts, has almost a half a million Instagram followers, her own merchandise line, and is the face of Buzzfeed.
She is also a f****** fantastic person.
Kelsey has remained the same outspoken and inspirational person that I remember from high school. She is three years older than I am and I remember sitting in TV production class and watching her on the morning show. I wanted to be just like her! I ended up following in her footsteps and anchored the morning show just as she did. It’s been incredible to watch her success unfold.
Kelsey is an activist for women’s rights, LGBTQ, and mental health issues. She never holds anything back when discussing any issue and has created a space on the internet for people to relate and come together in a safe environment. She puts everything out onto the internet in the hope of helping others.
I had the chance to catch up with her and ask her how she remains so down to earth through it all.
*She didn’t hold back, so neither did I.*
“The people. Everyone who works here is incredibly smart and they’re all hustlers. We’re all used to wearing many hats – producer, writer, editor – everyone here is like a superhuman! I knew I wanted to work for BuzzFeed because they were so inclusive and their content was so progressive.”