Seamus Kirst is a freelance journalist and writer in Brooklyn, NY. He recently participated in a community organizing fellowship with NYCLU, and spent a year working with men and women who were leaving prison through the Doe Fund. He has also interned for Make the Road NY and Say Yes to Education in the past. Seamus earned his bachelor's degree in history and ethnic studies from Brown University, and his master's degree in arts journalism from the Newhouse School at Syracuse University. He spent a year working as the assistant to W. Kamau Bell.
Seamus also co-hosts the Mental Health Hangouts podcast, Seamus published his memoir, Shitfaced: Musings of a Former Drunk, in early 2017, and has written about mental health and substance abuse issues for The Washington Post, Teen Vogue, Upworthy, Advocate.com, The Huffington Post, The Mighty and his personal blog, www.seamuskirst.com. He has been a guest for a live recording of the Mental Illness Happy Hour podcast, has Facebook Lived about his own experiences for The Mighty, was a panelist for NEDA's Twitter Chat about eating disorders in men and was also a panelist for Refinery29’s ‘Race in America’ dialogue.
Seamus has written about entertainment, social justice and politics for The Guardian, Forbes, Vice, Refinery29 and Mic. He has interviewed a range of people including Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Dr. Jill Stein, Larry Wilmore, Janet Mock, Lisa Ling, Khloe Kardashian, Amber Rose, Carmelo Anthony, Gabrielle Union, Laura Prepon, Danielle Brooks, and Dr. Pimple Popper.