Here are the questions I am asked most frequently about my work and business.
If you have a question for me that isn’t answered here, feel free to contact me.
Can I use your recipe images?
Yes! You have full permission to use my images but you must give me full credit with my name and a link to my website, kierstenhickman.com. If the image is coming from a specific blog post, I prefer that you link that image to the post/recipe.
What is your job?
I currently work as a content strategist and freelance journalist. My work has been focused on health and nutrition from a non-weight loss perspective, focusing instead on reducing disease risk and increasing longevity. I’ve been published by dozens of publications, some of the most notable including The Healthy, Taste of Home, Eating Well, Nike, Clean Plates, Eat This!, Reader’s Digest, Stacker, Bustle, and more.
How can I work with you?
If you are interested in working with me, either on a story or assistance with your company or publication’s content strategy, you can either fill out the contact form or email me at hello[at]kierstenhickman[dot]com.
What are your rates?
As of now, I am not accepting below $0.50/word for articles and $75/hour for projects. If you would like to discuss further, feel free to contact me.
How can I follow your work?
I email a Substack newsletter every Saturday where I share a new essay debunking a diet culture myth, as well as recipes and my recently published articles.
Why are you not active on social media?
As a continued learner of all things physical and mental health, I have come to realize my unhealthy relationship with social media, so in 2020 I deleted all of the apps on my phone (read more about it here). I still have it for my professional pages, and I am most active on Twitter where most writers/journalists typically are, but I only interact with it via desktop. I use a social scheduler for a majority of my posts, and have an Instagram curation so I don’t have to slave to the platform.
If you want to really follow me, I am most active in my Substack newsletter where I send a free essay to readers every Saturday morning.
Are you interested in sponsored parternships?
As of now, I am not interested in doing sponsored partnerships of any kind. My blog is no longer active and I do not have the intention of growing a social following.
If you are interested in a paid partnership with a publication or brand I am working with, you may contact them directly.
I do PR for a brand to be considered for publication. Can I contact you?
Yes, on two conditions. Be patient, my inbox is a nightmare. And spell my name right.
Can I publish your recipes?
I would prefer that a reader come to my website to read the recipe card I developed. Please do not share recipe details on your own site. However, if you would like to use the image from the recipe and link out to the recipe blog post, you are more than welcome to do so.
Are all the recipes yours?
Yes! All the recipes published on my site are original recipes I developed. If the recipe was based on a recipe that has been previously developed—either from a book or a website—I always give credit for any original inspiration that recipe came from.
You can read it right here.