Gilmore Girls: A Year of Finding Oneself | December 1, 2016

Gilmore Girls

If you have yet to watch the Gilmore Girls revival, first of all, what are you doing?? And second, don’t read ahead if you don’t want any SPOILERS. Ok, now that that’s out of the way… Read more

How Rory can redeem herself | October 26, 2016

gilmore_girls_netflix_posterWith less than a month (!!!) until the Gilmore Girls revival comes out, Netflix has released the official trailer for the highly anticipated return of my all-time favorite show. Here it is in all it’s fast-talking, highly caffeinated glory… Read more


Summer reads | September 12, 2016

The Wonder SpotI think there’s a pretty strong general consensus that this summer went by waaaaaaaaaayy too fast. It’s already September, and with Labor Day weekend behind us, fall is officially here. With that being the case, I thought I’d share what I read this summer… Read more

Reporting on the story no one wants to have | May 2, 2016

Yes means yesLast week I had a story published in The Forecaster called “‘Yes means yes’: Changing the way Maine looks at sexual violence.” I wrote the story in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, which happens every April, and it ran in every edition of the paper… Read more

Creating the future Leslie Knopes of the world | March 10, 2016

Girls DaySo here’s a fun game: Spot Kate among the 8th graders!Last week I volunteered as a mentor for Girls’ Day at the State House with the Maine Women’s Policy Center. It was an amazing day, but as you can probably see from the picture of my group, I was often mistaken for one of the… Read more

Feminist (magazine) issues | February 24, 2016

Teen Vogue AmandlaI recently did something I haven’t done in a few years… I bought a copy of Teen Vogue. It’s not that I don’t like the magazine (I follow it on every social media platform), but I thought I had outgrown it. When I saw Amandla Stenberg on the cover, though, I jumped on it… Read more

Where you lead, I will always follow | February 15, 2016

Gilmore GirlsIn case you don’t watch Gilmore Girls… 1. Get out, and 2. This post’s title is in reference to the show’s theme song. As a die-hard Gilmore fan, I am overcome with emotion at the news that the show’s revival has been made official. In case you haven’t heard, Gilmore Girls… Read more

Girl Up does Black (women) History Month | February 8, 2016

Amandla StenbergAs a white girl from a very small town in New Hampshire, I’m hardly an expert on the history and accomplishments of black women. Nevertheless, I ended up giving a presentation on this very topic to a group of sixth and seventh grade girls on Monday… Read more

That one time I met Gloria Steinem | January 30, 2016

Gloria and KateSo this happened…This glorious encounter (pun intended, obviously) didn’t happen by chance. In fact, it required a lot of worthwhile sacrifice on my part. I drove almost two hours and crammed myself into the world’s smallest juice bar full of 75 passionate Hillary Clinton supporters… Read more

Finding my word of the year, and myself | January 26, 2016

kate-headshotIf you’re like most people, you’ve probably ditched your new year’s resolution by now. We all make them each year knowing full well we won’t follow through. With this in mind, I started off 2016 not with a resolution, but with a word… Read more