Hi, I’m Kay.
I’m a rural-to-urban American, working class, feminist poet, with a history of mental health concerns and trauma. I write about my self/identity through the lenses of culture, class, gender, and sexuality, as it pertains to a wider audience of readers who appreciate openness and honest presentation of the human experience.
Education & Experience
I hold a Bachelor’s degree in English with a concentration in poetry from Wheaton College in Massachusetts. There, I published several poems in the campus literary magazine, Rushlight, performed in poetry readings and slams, and won the Helen Meyers Tate Memorial Prize for Original Verse. Additionally, I had poems published in the digital literary magazines Curbside Splendor and Atticus Review.
In my early adult life, I have not pursued creative writing professionally, but rather landed in the field of Marketing & Communications, writing outreach and educational content for nonprofit organizations and schools. My other experience is as an educator at the K-8 level, in various “enrichment” subjects, including creative writing, art & design, social studies, and service learning. I teach in after school programs, camp programs, and classrooms.
Content Creator, TheEvaSite, LLC ● Remote
(February 2018 – present)
English Language Arts Tutor, Catalyst Education & Career Pathways ● Portland, OR
(January 2020 – present)