Mary Katherine has found that curating joy is a difficult thing to do during challenging times. Still, as a cancer survivor she has learned to lean on humor and finding the bright spots in both her professional and personal lives to find joy in the most unlikely places. She offers a unique perspective on how to navigate the ups and downs of life while still finding moments of genuine happiness.
Mary Katherine is a published author and her work includes two National best sellers – Holy Hot Mess (2021) and Crazy Joy (2022). Outside of the book, she regularly writes and create videos for social media – where her work has received national recognition, awards, and even landed an in-person interview with Ellen. (It was the Christmas episode that gave out presents). She is a cancer survivor, a mental health activist, and an LGBTQIA-affirming Christian. Also, she regularly speaks about surviving childhood sexual abuse (CSA), and recently partnered with the National Children's Advocacy Center to raise awareness on CSA-related issues.
She leads an online community of millions and they are the greatest audience that's ever existed. They are generous, funny, and kind, and the only reason she still does the whole Facebook thing. Mary Katherine loves in-person events and has spoken all over the U.S. Her audience-supported charity, Moving Kindness, raised half a million dollars for various causes in 2022-2023. She is also a living kidney donor, obsessed with Broadway, a mother of two freaking-hilarious children, her comfort food is PB&Js, and she would rather spend time in NYC than anywhere else in the world.