Eileen Kelly turned her passion for sex education and taboo topics into one of the most popular blogs of the decade, KILLER AND A SWEET THANG. Growing up in a Catholic household, and without her mother, Eileen was inspired to create a resource that would provide the sort of information she was lacking at home. In 2015, KILLER AND A SWEET THANG was born, featuring articles on everything from birth control options to how to tell a partner you have an STI. The platform empowered readers to take charge of their bodies and health by providing a sense of safety, community and awareness for millions of millennials around the world. It quickly grew with over 100 writers sharing their own experiences with sex, dating, and idenity, purposely omitting any fashion or beauty tips.
With the popularity of the KILLER AND A SWEET THANG, Eileen began to give talks on mental and sexual health, including at Columbia University, Brown University, Hofstra University, ABC’s Tamron Hall and public high schools nationwide. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Playboy, Cosmopolitan, Teen Vogue, and Glamour, and she has collaborated with the likes of Planned Parenthood, Calvin Klein, Marc Jacobs, and Urban Outfitters.
At the end of 2019, during the height of KILLER AND A SWEET THANG, Eileen decided to step away from running her platform to enter mental health treatment at McLean hospital. After a five month stay in their residential program, Eileen decided to start a new podcast, “Going Mental with Eileen Kelly,”.
What began as a passion project to make sense of her own mental health journey quickly evolved into a top mental health podcast. GOING MENTAL is an interview-based show featuring a rotating guest list, covering topics from body image and the sex industry to addiction and recovery, and everything in between. As truly open dialogue becomes increasingly rare, Eileen aims to combat polarization by hosting guests from all backgrounds. Notable guests include Amanda Knox, Michael Cohen, Bella Thorne, Madison Beer, Alex Cooper, and Hamilton Morris among others.