Hi, I’m Kat!
Thanks for stopping by.
I write things for a living. Usually those things are not books. But when I care about something so deeply that I don’t feel like I have a choice, I write a book. So far I’ve written two. Maybe at some point I’ll write more!
I grew up in Rhode Island (and a little bit in Holland and Switzerland).
I met my husband as an acting intern at a Shakespeare festival. It took me two years to figure out we were more than friends.
I had breasts until I was 51. Then I had some cancer and decided not to have breasts anymore.
I don’t miss them.
As a young person, I loved to dance and sing and be on stage.
I’ve lived nearly all of my adult life in New York City.
I am pretty serious about cooking. Also eating. I spend most of my time thinking about what I’m going to cook and/or eat next. Even in the middle of a meal, I may be thinking about my next meal.
I compost religiously. That is my only religious affiliation.
I majored in theater at Yale.
I don’t sing or dance anymore (except in the shower and the elevator) but I still love going to the theater.
If I stand up very straight I’m 5’2”.
What I lack in height I make up for in diligence and determination.
“I don’t love that I had cancer. I don’t love that I lost my breasts. But I love my life, I love myself, and yes, I even love my new body. In short, I am flat and I am happy.”
From the introduction to Flat and Happy
This comprehensive guide gives women who are seeking an alternative to breast reconstruction the information and tools they need to make informed decisions and to advocate for themselves before and after mastectomy surgery.