Greetings & Salutations, blog readers!
Hello to all who may wander upon my blog! Everyone is welcome. Visit my contact page if you would like to talk, I’m always here 🙂
My name is Katherine (still working on a cool pen name). I’m an 18 year old Scorpio from sunny af southern California. I’ll be moving 400 miles north in August to start my college education at Sonoma State University, where I’ll be majoring in political science.
This blog is an outlet for me to write about things I’m very passionate about. Writing is and always will be my perfect form of therapy. I’ve been writing since I learned how to hold a pencil and I haven’t stopped since. Although school has never really been my ‘thing’, I love to read and write, and I love to learn (about the things I find interesting). I love satire, mystery, horror, thriller, dark comedy, insanity. History and politics are the two subjects I find most intriguing.
I publish somewhat random posts that have something to do with women’s rights. Whatever I feel really strongly about at the moment, honestly. I was raised in a conservative and religious family. I never bought in to the ideas on life, death and salvation that were taught to me in my nine years at a catholic school. But I didn’t know much else, and simply played along. I hadn’t dove into politics until I got to high school. I’ve always felt different than most people I meet. I am somewhat strange, but aren’t we all? My parents are aware that I don’t agree with them politically, and seem pretty fine with that. As far as me not believing in any religious thing they’ve ever taught me, they aren’t aware. They know I refuse to go to church anymore, and have for a few years, but that’s about it. As much as I feel that religion is used to brainwash people, I don’t know how to break the news to my parents that I’m atheist. It’s going to be an uncomfortable conversation, whenever it happens.
Feminism is another subject with which I’ve always agreed. In the modern ‘third wave feminism’ there is a lot of heated debates and disagreements. The word ‘feminist’ has become vastly misconstrued. As a headstrong person, and woman, I’ve always felt the need to stand up for myself against misogyny and for other women as well. Prejudice is not innate, it is taught. Therefore, it is capable of being eliminated, if only people would open their eyes and ears.
I’m a rather introverted type of person. I’m quite shy and awkward, and have strong social anxiety. I’m not good at making conversation and I don’t have a bunch of friends. I love spending time alone with my thoughts. However, I’m also opinionated. I feel like the majority of people assume introverts are pushovers. That’s not me. I’m not afraid to speak up. I’m not the person who will go along with the crowd when I feel the crowd is wrong. I’m very honest, blunt and sarcastic which is perhaps why it’s hard for me to make friends. But I am a great friend to the few I have. I am loyal and I give the advice they need to hear. I can make people laugh, but I don’t think I’m as funny as everyone else thinks. I’m weird, but we should call it unique. I’m an oxymoron in some ways. One being that I’m generally insecure about myself, but I also like the person I am. I care a lot about others and am very selfless, almost to a fault. I have several different mental health issues, but I’m getting better every day.
I’ll stop yammering now. I hope you enjoy my writings!