A native Coloradan, I come to New York by way of DC and Virginia, with some quick detours in Taos, Lima and London. I’ve worked at the intersection of creativity, community, and advocacy for my entire career — from literary magazines and book publishers to arts-based non-profits. I’ve supported underserved young women in finding their voices through writing, celebrated the global creative community, and represented authors whose work catalyzes social change, challenges the status quo, and gives voice to the underrepresented. Now, I champion literary achievement and the free expression rights that make it possible — defending a free press, elevating voices that have traditionally been marginalized, and advocating for the transformative power of written word. I like adventures and chocolate chips. You can find me @klz4k just about everywhere on the internet.
The internet, books, cameras, hot sauce.
Finding the best tacos everywhere I go.
Eat breakfast, then go out and create your own luck.
Katie’s CreativeMornings activity
Favianna Rodriguez Changing the Narratives
When you take action, you stop operating from a 'what if?' standpoint to a 'what now?' standpoint.
You have to put action into things in order to see change.
If we personify change, it's very wise.
In order to make ethical choices, you need to know what happened before.
We need people with courage. We need people to stand up.
Never take the shortcut.
You have to have a framework for how you do things.
'Ethics' isn't how I do things. . .it's why you're doing them.
Ethics aren't something that a committee makes.
With everything that we create, we add to the collective ethics of our community.
This led me to a desire not to live a life of art, but to rather artfully live.
I think that everything in life is all about experience. You have to go out there and live it.
How to pack for a world trip
How to draw a donut.
How to handletter using a projector
It can be really scary to make something and put it out there.
Wilson Miner "Steal This Talk"
Mutual respect. No secrets. Don’t steal other people’s shit.
As long as you see failure as an opportunity, great things come of it.