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

holidaze

POSTED ON November 27, 2017 | POSTED IN: My Blog | Post A Comment
 

It’s a little hard to believe that another Thanksgiving is behind us and that there are only five more games left in the regular season of football. We’re officially full-swing into the holidays now, kicked off with the melee of Black Friday, followed by Cyber Monday. Spend baby spend. You know the routine. My long ... Read More

Nothing & Everything

POSTED ON May 30, 2017 | POSTED IN: My Blog | 5 Comments
 

Since the inauguration, I’ve been experiencing an uncharacteristic inertia. A malaise has insinuated itself into my psyche, and my days are often void of the requisite energy to write or practice.  As such, my productivity has tanked to a troubling low. This feels different than depression. Still, I’m not exactly sure what’s up. I’m curious ... Read More

Play Safe Seattle

POSTED ON April 04, 2017 | POSTED IN: My Blog | 2 Comments
 

Over the past year, there has been a 20% increase in hate crimes in major metropolitan areas across the United States. These incidents – ranging from malicious harassment and property damage to direct violence – are motivated by biases against the victims based on race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender and gender identity and disability. Many ... Read More

When Things Get Bleak

POSTED ON December 28, 2016 | POSTED IN: My Blog | 2 Comments
 

Things are rather heavy these days. There’s a pall draping our collective psyche. I can see and feel it everywhere: on social media, in the weary faces of both loved ones and strangers, in the low vibration that moans just beneath the surface of everything. We’re despondent still over a looming Trump presidency and all ... Read More

Shit God Says

POSTED ON August 25, 2015 | POSTED IN: My Blog | 6 Comments
 

OK, so the other night I was sitting at my dining room table, working on something. I was using a magic marker. I’m talking a big-ass, old-school Marks-A-Lot with the gnarly fumes. I was working away and started to get a little lightheaded from the vapors. Things went a little dippy, a little flippy and a ... Read More

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Katy Bourne is a Jazz Singer and Writer.