Women’s and Gender Studies

Kat Blaque (Women’s Month Speaker)

8:00pm - 9:30pm EDT March 13, 2018

Location: Dunning Memorial Chapel

Living in Your Truth - Coming out and being authentic with myself and my career


Kat Blaque is an Animator, Illustrator and Youtuber from Southern California who has been openly blogging about her life for the past 10+ years. She knows that Social Media is a powerful force for change and awareness. She currently uses her platforms to address topics  about which she’s passionate, as well as to spread information, and cultivate conversations that encourage education across intersections. 

She playfully refers to herself as “intersectionality salad” as she embodies various identities and experiences. As a woman and survivor of rape and sexual assault, she is very passionate about fostering conversations where survivors and victims alike can feel as though they have a voice. As an outspoken feminist, she’s often on the receiving end of online harassment that she’s had to learn to accept as a woman who dares to have an opinion. As a black woman, she is invested in starting conversations about white supremacy and how it’s impacted her own life as well as various others. As a Trans woman, she believes that speaking about her growth and acceptance of self is vital in a world where trans people aren’t seen as valid and their possibilities are often seen as limited.

Ms. Blaque will speak about Living In Your Truth - coming out and being authentic with yourself and your career.  She loves answering questions from the audience and equally loves starting conversation.
This event is free, and open to the public.