The Danger of a Singular Identity

Originally posted on Post Grad Purpose I am a writer. This is my identity and has been for most of my life. About a week ago, though, I began to question this. While I am undoubtedly a writer – I'm a journalist, I write fiction, and I'm always thinking of new stories – is this really my … Continue reading The Danger of a Singular Identity

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The best of [April]

Originally published on Post Grad Purpose Well, it's May 1 (hello birthday month!) and I've got to say, April really flew by. I went to Florida, was published on Girlboss.com (check it out below), and fiiiiiinally launched Post Grad Purpose. I also did a lot of reading (as I tend to do), and watched/listened to … Continue reading The best of [April]

Reporting on the story no one wants to have

Last 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. Although this awareness month happens every year, I found that … Continue reading Reporting on the story no one wants to have

Creating the future Leslie Knopes of the world

So 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 … Continue reading Creating the future Leslie Knopes of the world