the story of that Fangirl Life
Welcome to the fan club, hun!
That Fangirl Life has been a pillar of the fan community since late 2020, offering a welcoming and carefree environment for fans to express themselves freely without fear of judgement. It’s a corner of the internet for fans to share their stories, meet new friends, and ultimately, keep their fangirl fire burning.
We’re all about embracing the true fangirl inside you! Whether you love One Direction or the latest Netflix series, there’s something on our platforms for you to connect with. And, if you’re looking for a place to share the latest thing you want to fangirl over, then slide into our DMs – we’re always up for a chat.
where it all began
Launched in December 2020, That Fangirl Life is the brainchild of two passionate fans. Following the loss of publications like Mizz and Shout in the early 2010s, female fandom existed in a strange and unstable cultural space. There was no longer the one-stop-shop location for all of your pop-culture needs – no more weekly gossip columns or freebie pull-out posters that’s blue-tack remains would leave your walls stained for years to come.
As teen publications fell by the wayside, the space for fans amongst the mainstream media became smaller and smaller. They reverted to their bedrooms, searching for new ways to get their fangirl fix. Progressively, fans began gravitating towards online platforms Tumblr and Twitter in hopes of re-writing the narratives which had been lost during their eviction from the mainstream. And it’s safe to say that they did so with force!
Now, the internet is a prominent central hub for major fan activity. Whether it’s through fan art, update accounts, forums or group chats, fans are having their voices heard again. Permeating every corner of the web, fans are expressing themselves and their interests freely, able to communicate with each other in ways that Beatlemaniacs could have only ever dreamt of.
With That Fangirl Life, we want to champion the voices of fans from around the globe. What started out with humble beginnings as a podcast and Instagram platform, has now grown into the brand you see today. From music to tv, films to celebrities, That Fangirl Life is the platform where fans can unite under one common goal: to challenge the misconceptions that have tarnished fangirls throughout modern history.
meet the team
WEB + SOCIALS MANAGER
Issy has been with That Fangirl Life from the very beginning, starting out as a guest on Season One back in 2020.
Tara and Issy met at University and have been friends ever since. She helps oversee the maintenance of the website.
SOCIAL MEDIA ASSISTANT
Chloe is part of the socials team, creating content that injects a little bit of spice into your social feed.
Meredith is our in-house designer, creating quirky art that perfectly encapsulates what it means to be a fan.
Imogen brings the events portion of TFGL to life – you’ll have to come along to see what we mean though!
Chloe keeps a watchful eye on our inbox and works tirelessly to keep the cogs of TFGL turning smoothly.
Macie is responsible for delivering jam-packed, fan-coded newsletters to your inbox each month.
we believe in…
Creating a safe space
With That Fangirl Life, our hope is that you feel that there is always someone to talk to. Our DMs are always open for a chat, whether that’s about your new favourite song, or just how your day has been.
Championing female fans
As a team of fangirls ourselves, we know how difficult it can be to fully embrace your fan persona. We want to empower you in your everyday life, and, show others around us just how mighty we can be!
HAVING LOTS OF FUN
The best thing about being a fan is the memories you create along the way. This project is designed to bring those memories to the masses, and empower others to join on this wonderfully unique journey.