About

The Platform That Champions Female Fans

That Fangirl Life began in December 2020 through our Founder Laurel Melsom.

As a teen in the late 90s and early 00s, Laurel was all about boy bands, butterfly hair clips and rushing to get the latest copy of Mizz from her local newsagent. However back then, Laurel felt isolated in her love for boy bands (particularly Westlife) as the Internet didn’t exist then in the way it does now.

With the introduction of Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr in the mid/late 00s, the space that fangirls could exist grew massively.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Laurel noticed that more people online were embracing their fangirl side. And after reading Hannah Ewens’ book ‘Fangirls’, Laurel thought fans needed a place where their voices could be heard: to show that they are more than just the screaming, hysterical young girls they are painted to be.

From there, the podcast was put into motion. From the great feedback she received, Laurel knew that this could be taken further. The website was founded in the Summer of 2021, creating a place for aspiring and established writers to share aspects of fandom life freely without fear of judgement.

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