I’m Kate. I’m a blogger, freelance writer, positive body image advocate, and professional singer. I write a lot. Books (if you’re an agent, call me immediately), articles, short stories, the occasional song and even more occasional poem. Lists of things to do. Lists of things that I really, really need to get done NOW.
This is basically what I wrote for Linked-In, which was the last time I sat down and tried to compile my accomplishments in a way that would cause the people who didn’t immediately find me really arrogant to think I might be cool:
I got a Master’s at Columbia in 2010, and then got brave/stupid and started writing almost full-time. I started this blog, which still looks pretty backwoods but has a lot of readers and has been syndicated on Jezebel, Mamamia, and appears regularly on HuffPost and Psychology Today.
I used to write about homeschooling/unschooling at Skipping School, but I’ve stopped for now, although I still write a column for the popular alt-ed magazine Home Education Magazine. I also have a column at The Frisky, called “Mirror, Mirror,” I’m a regular contributor over at the Sydney Morning Herald’s Daily Life. My work has appeared on/in Salon, Cosmopolitan, the New York Times, the Forward, Longreads, Tablet, the Hairpin, xoJane, and more. I’ve been interviewed by PBS, the BBC, ABC radio, New Hampshire Public Radio, and iVillage.
If I ever get really famous, I will replace all of that bragging with a single link to the New York Times Magazine article about my incredible life. That’ll be classy.
In the meantime, I continue to suspect that I am probably not that incredible at life.
I am working on a fantasy novel and a memoir. I am the part time chazzan (person who sings in Hebrew a lot and leads services with the rabbi) at a synagogue in central NJ.
I look like this:
At least sometimes. Sometimes I look a lot worse in photos. Sometimes I look better, if I take a hundred of myself and then fool around with the lighting in photoshop. I’ve done that. Too many times, probably.
This is a picture an artist named Tyler Feder drew of me, and I love it:
Kate on February 28th 2010