Katy Bourne


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

Aftermath of the Aftermath

POSTED ON June 21, 2016 | POSTED IN: My Blog | 2 Comments
 

I was in Houston visiting family when I heard the news about the massacre in Orlando. Like everyone else, I was stunned, horrified and deeply saddened. Now just over a week since the shootings, I continue to cycle through an array of emotions. Mostly, I feel grief for all the lives that were lost and ... Read More

Racism & Me

POSTED ON December 02, 2014 | POSTED IN: My Blog | 4 Comments
 

Although I’ve thought about it about a lot, I’ve never written about racism. For starters, I wasn’t sure I had the right. But even more, I’ve been too afraid: afraid of creating more pain and anger, afraid of my own ignorance, afraid of exposing less than desirable parts of myself. But in light of recent events ... Read More

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Katy Bourne is a Jazz Singer and Writer.