Katy Bourne


Trump vs. Trans, the fight for peace and dignity

POSTED ON October 31, 2018 | POSTED IN: My Blog | Post A Comment
 

According to a memo last week, the Trump administration is pushing to redefine gender as strictly binary- male or female- based on designation made at birth. If adopted, this narrow and egregiously flawed definition would erase the identities of millions of transgender and nonconforming people across the country and significantly roll back protections as granted ... Read More

Dear Dude…

POSTED ON September 20, 2018 | POSTED IN: My Blog | One Comment
 

I was such an inconsiderate idiot.  I’m so sorry, dude, that I totally wrecked your day. We were driving along in the late afternoon yesterday, and I stopped to let a guy cross the road. You were behind me. There were a lot of cars, and the guy had been standing there for a minute, ... Read More

A Riff on Joy

POSTED ON August 22, 2018 | POSTED IN: My Blog | 2 Comments
 

There’s a dirty haze over Seattle tonight. An orange sun glares eerily in the smoky sky. The usually bustling city is subdued.  It’s hot still and uncharacteristically quiet. The feel is almost apocalyptic. Many people, near and far, are having a hard time right now. I’m good at articulating the problems but not always the ... Read More

Self-Care for the Apocalypse

POSTED ON July 09, 2018 | POSTED IN: My Blog | One Comment
 

Every day, there’s a new affront: another egregious human rights violation, another deplorable policy, another nefarious assault on fundamental decency. Just when we think it can’t get worse, that there is nowhere lower to sink, we’re proven wrong, slapped in the face once again. Most recently, it’s asylum-seeking families being treated like criminals, with children ... Read More

12’s for Racial Justice & Equity (Coming soon…)

POSTED ON May 21, 2018 | POSTED IN: My Blog | Post A Comment
 

Over the course of the past year or so, I’ve become increasingly angry at how the NFL treats players who kneel during the national anthem and/or who speak out against police brutality and systemic racism. By NFL, I mean everyone from Roger Goodell and the franchise owners to a loud faction of the fan base ... Read More

Racism & the NFL: What’s a Fan to Do?

POSTED ON April 16, 2018 | POSTED IN: My Blog | 2 Comments
 

Last week, the Seattle Seahawks canceled a planned meeting with Colin Kaepernick. My understanding is that the purpose of the meeting was for Kaepernick to work out with the team and to discuss potential opportunities with the franchise. However, according to reports, Seahawks management called off the meeting when Kaepernick would not disclose his plans ... Read More

One Fan’s Letter to Richard Sherman

POSTED ON March 13, 2018 | POSTED IN: My Blog | Post A Comment
 

Dear Richard, It’s not like I didn’t know it was coming. It had been all over social media and sports radio for days. Still, when the official news broke, it hit me like a sledgehammer. I was at my desk at work and lost my breath for a moment. My gut knotted up. I was ... Read More

A Single Woman’s Manifesto

POSTED ON February 14, 2018 | POSTED IN: My Blog | Post A Comment
 

If my ex-husband and I had been able to go the distance, last Wednesday, February 7, would have been our 31st wedding anniversary. Today is Valentine’s Day. The history of my relationships is unimportant. It’s enough to share that I’m uncoupled at present. I have not been in love for a very long time. I ... Read More

6 Tips for the Off-Season Blues

POSTED ON January 30, 2018 | POSTED IN: My Blog | Post A Comment
 

Technically, football season isn’t over until after the Super Bowl. But for me it came with the Seahawks’ crushing loss to the Cardinals at home on New Year’s Eve. Sure, I watched the playoffs. But the off-season blues had already started to kick in. Transitioning into the off-season is always a dreary ordeal for me, ... Read More

Seahawks and the Buddha

POSTED ON January 08, 2018 | POSTED IN: My Blog | One Comment
 

I’ve spent the past week or so shuffling around aimlessly, discombobulated and adrift since the Seahawks’ season ending lost to the Arizona Cardinals on New Year’s Eve. My beloved and mighty Seahawks did not make the playoffs this year. The last time they missed the playoffs was 2011. It’s a hard truth to square with. ... Read More

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Katy Bourne is a Jazz Singer and Writer.