My Impulse to Educate and Growing To Understand My Limits

I felt the need to write a bit of a clarification of my previous post because I realized that I didn’t quite make one aspect of what I was saying clear. I’ve been blogging since I was a teenager and having a blog like this really brings me back to the original roots of my online presence. When I was a queer teenage blogger, I would often write in a tone that, of course, was autobiographical, but had a conclusion that portrayed a lesson learned or an acknowledgement of growth. Towards the end of High School and the start of College, I was very invested in “Queer Theory” and as I learned more about it, I wanted to teach the (few) readers that I had about it as well. Ever since I was a bossy little kid with a chalkboard and a pointing stick, I’ve always enjoyed the idea of being an educator. So sharing and teaching is in my nature. It’s my default. People are oftenRead More

Why I’m Done Trying To Solve White Ignorance

Over the past few years, I’ve become extremely passionate about the subject of racism in America. In large part that is because of going to college and taking Black Studies courses that shocked me to my system. When my father suggested to me as a teenager that I take Black Studies courses in college, I was annoyed by the idea. I was raised in the 90s; a time where every kids television show had a diverse cast of almost every color. I was taught in school that acknowledged race is racist. I learned that specifying or recognizing someone’s race is racist and well into adulthood this is what racism meant to me. Then I took a writing course in College that was specifically about lending voices to people of color who were trying to create their own narratives about being a person of color in America. I didn’t take the class because I thought the subject was necessary or good. I took the class because I thought it was goingRead More

So, Let’s Talk About Stonewall: The Movie

Apparently, reviews of the recent Stonewall movie are rolling in and they’re not all that favorable. You can almost feel the shade coming through the screen reading excerpts of these not so favorable reviews. If you haven’t already heard about this, the recent film directed by Rolan Emmerich and written by Jon Robin Baitz has come under quite a bit of criticism by the trans community because of it’s erasure of the role that trans people and people of color played that evening. When I recently discussed Stonewall with my family, they had absolutely no clue what I was talking about. Mind you, this was something I studied in High School and wrote research papers about. So it’s not like the information isn’t out there, but the information is certainly not mainstream and quite a bit of it is white washed. I did a series of videos for Everyday Feminism about Stonewall and had to revisit the subject about 10 years after I first did research about theRead More

Introduction

Hey! So, I figured it was time for me to get a blog that wasn’t my tumblr. I have a tendency to start blogs and then totally forget about them. Let’s hope that doesn’t happen here. My name’s Kat and I’m a 25 year old Vlogger from Southern California. I think I’m going to start doing a lot more writing so I’m going to start doing that here! I am a contributor to Pride.com, Everyday Feminism, and The Huffington Post. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQqGCfa-oEo]