Get to Know the AfterEllen Writers: Beth McDonough


Are you curious about who the AfterEllen writers are? In the spirit of  getting to know us a little better, we at AE have been sharing our series “15 Things You Didn’t Know About Me,” in which we share – well, 15 things about ourselves. Beth McDonough is best known at AE for her Supergirl, Grey’s Anatomy, and The Fosters recaps, but she also writes a variety of lifestyle and entertainment articles, and a few months ago she shared a story about her gorgeous family in this article. We also swooned over her wedding photos. Here are 15 more things to love about Beth!

1. I’ve wanted to be an English Lit Professor since I was 7 years old. I started on my MA in English this fall, so here’s to baby steps!

2. My dad changed my birth certificate the day I went home from the hospital from Elizabeth to Beth because he didn’t want people to be able to give me a nickname. It was a fruitless endeavor since all of my friends call be “B”. 

3. I used to be a Personal Stylist.

4. I won a pie eating contest in high school.

5. Jenny is my favorite character on “The L Word.”

6. Every time my stepdaughter calls me her stepmom, I still have to fight off tears of joy.

7. My Star Wars stormtrooper bobble head has to be on my desk when I’m working.

8. I’ve seen the Dave Matthews Band every year since I was in 8th grade.

9. I will eat anything you put cream cheese on. Try me.

10. I have my own blog called The Babbling Blonde

12. My wife is a dual citizen of the US and Ireland, so our safety net is to move there if Trump gets reelected.

13. Kate Fagan is my Plan B.

14. Obidos, Portugal is my most favorite place I’ve ever been.

15. I got engaged at Niagara Falls. The Canada side > the US side.

Follow Beth on Twitter @bmacduhnuh

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