Kelly Jean Fitzsimmons

Kelly Jean is leading a College Essay Workshop for SpeakTogether at LaGuardia High School in Manhattan in partnership with Union Settlement’s College Readiness Program from July 10–Aug 4, 2023.

Kelly Jean Fitzsimmons is a writer, educator, and storyteller. Her recent work has appeared in HILOBROW, Marie Claire, Hippocampus Magazine, and numerous anthologies. She is the creator and producer of No, YOU Tell It! (, a nonfiction series that brings storytellers together to trade tales, speak each other’s words, and empower voices on the page and stage. Kelly Jean is also the editor of the No, YOU Tell It! Ten-Year Anthology, available from Palm Circle Press. Follow @noyoutellit for more.