Katy Bourne


Covid and the Muse

POSTED ON August 31, 2021 | POSTED IN: My Blog | Post A Comment
 

Throughout the course of this pandemic, creatives, for the most part, seem to have fallen into two categories. There were those who took complete advantage of the lockdown, going into a kind of creative hyperdrive. They recorded new albums, wrote poignantly beautiful poetry and painted their own personal masterpieces. But then there were others who ... Read More

Anti-Trans legislation again (and again…)

POSTED ON April 07, 2021 | POSTED IN: My Blog | Post A Comment
 

Right now, 32 states have some kind of anti-transgender legislation on the table. If I’m doing the math correctly, there are 111 bills total. Obviously, some states have multiple bills. Texas leads the pack with 12, followed by Iowa and Tennessee with eight each. The majority of these bills either ban transgender athletes from participating ... Read More

My Wish for All of Us

POSTED ON December 22, 2020 | POSTED IN: My Blog | 2 Comments
 

Yesterday afternoon, I plugged in the lights, put on the Brian Setzer Orchestra Christmas album (my favorite) and baked a pie for my neighbors. While I’ve eaten plenty of pie over the years, this was my first attempt at actually making one. Luckily, a dear friend (and source for the recipe) was available by phone ... Read More

COVID Journals: A Visualization

POSTED ON October 30, 2020 | POSTED IN: My Blog | One Comment
 

Tuesday, November 3, 2020 I’m out on the streets on Capitol Hill, in Seattle. I don’t know the hour exactly. People are everywhere. Cars are honking. Fireworks are popping. The scene is unfettered revelry. I’m simply standing here, taking it all in. Joe Biden has won the election, handing Donald Trump defeat in a suffocating ... Read More

COVID Journals: Fear of Death

POSTED ON October 07, 2020 | POSTED IN: My Blog | Post A Comment
 

Hello, good people. It’s been a while. I took a few months off to focus on wellness. Events were happening faster than I could process them. My brain became overloaded. I felt constricted from the stress. Emotions were heavy. Ultimately, my heart, mind, body and soul fell out of alignment. So I took some time ... Read More

COVID Journals: Mask Battles

POSTED ON June 25, 2020 | POSTED IN: My Blog | Post A Comment
 

“We are in danger of destroying ourselves by our greed and stupidity.”                 – Stephen Hawking I’ve been thinking about this quote a lot lately, especially in regard to the current mask debacle that is taking place across the country. On Wednesday, the United States saw an all-time high in coronavirus numbers, with 38,115 new cases reported ... Read More

Trump vs. Trans, the assault continues

POSTED ON June 18, 2020 | POSTED IN: My Blog | One Comment
 

Last week, the Trump administration continued its assault against transgender and non-binary citizens by eliminating anti-discrimination protections granted in the Affordable Care Act. This move opens the way for federally regulated insurance companies and health care providers to deny coverage and services to transgender and non-binary people. The rule, which goes into effect in mid-August, ... Read More

CHAZ:Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone

POSTED ON June 11, 2020 | POSTED IN: My Blog | Post A Comment
 

On June 9, after a multi-day standoff with protesters at the intersection of 11th and Pine in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood, the Seattle Police Department abandoned the nearby East Precinct and left the area. This was after almost two weeks of protests over the murder of George Floyd by former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. ... Read More

Right Now

POSTED ON June 05, 2020 | POSTED IN: My Blog | One Comment
 

Like millions of others, I saw the video of George Floyd’s torture and death at the hands of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. I was and am horrified, outraged and heartbroken. One particularly chilling element of this heinous murder was Chauvin’s demeanor throughout the almost nine minute video. He was seemingly unconcerned that his ... Read More

COVID Journals: pain, thoughts & choices

POSTED ON May 26, 2020 | POSTED IN: My Blog | Post A Comment
 

Hello everyone. I hope this post finds you all healthy and safe. It’s almost June. COVID-19 rages on. Our existential free fall continues. No matter where we look, there are unknowns in every direction. While some parts of the country, for better or worse, are “reopening,” uncertainty stubbornly lingers. We’re collectively uncomfortable. This discomfort may ... Read More

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Katy Bourne is a Jazz Singer and Writer.