Katy Bourne


Our Creative Lives: Ambition

POSTED ON August 04, 2015 | POSTED IN: My Blog | Post A Comment
 

  I’m losing my ambition. This is probably something that a person shouldn’t admit, especially out loud on a blog post. In our culture, we place a high value on ambition, even celebrate it. Ambition is equated with forward motion, something fresh-scrubbed and enthusiastic. “Lack of ambition,” on the other hand, conjures up the image ... Read More

To the Jumper

POSTED ON September 19, 2014 | POSTED IN: My Blog | 12 Comments
 

Two weeks ago today, our worlds intersected on the 12th Street Bridge. It was just the two of us. I was on my way home. You were seconds away from ending everything. I was unwitting. You were despondent. You climbed on the railing. I wondered what…but before I could even finish the thought, you jumped. Life ... Read More

An Open Letter to LGBT Youth

POSTED ON August 16, 2012 | POSTED IN: My Blog | 5 Comments
 

  An Open Letter to LGBT Youth, My name is Katy. I live in Seattle. I am a writer, a jazz singer and the proud mother of a wonderful gay teenage son. You don’t know me. We’ve never met. But I am writing today to deliver this message: YOU MATTER You matter a lot. You ... Read More

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Katy Bourne is a Jazz Singer and Writer.