Hi, I’m Katie.
I’m opinionated, unapologetic, and like writing content that angers men who are mentally stuck in the Middle Ages.
But if you made it here, I’m going to assume you’re not one of them. Or maybe you are, in this case — welcome; I see stalking me has become your hobby at this point.
I was born a few days after the Soviet troops left my home country, Poland. And luckily, my parents didn’t move abroad, and I got to grow up in a poor, post-Soviet country. Yes, I’m sarcastic.
I started modeling when I was around 17.
I never dreamed of being a model, but when the opportunity presented itself I went along with it. From what I’d heard, it was well paid, and I needed to save money to move out of my home country of Poland.
The first time I went for a meeting in a modeling agency, I had to undress to my underwear in front of a bunch of strangers and listen to them point out all of the things that were ‘wrong’ with me. That was just a standard evaluation, they told me.
A man recently told me that women were much happier in the 1950s. You know, before it was socially acceptable for us to have crazy things — like our own bank account, career, bodily autonomy, or… free will.
And he isn’t wrong.
Because who are we kidding?
Our weak female brains can’t fully grasp the intricacies of life the way male brains do. This has been common knowledge since the 18th century. And if something has been around for that long, it must mean it’s true.
We’d all be better off if we reverted to the good old days when…
‘Wow, it’s brave of you to admit that you and your partner met on Tinder,’ someone said to me recently.
I don’t think there is anything special or courageous about telling the truth that doesn’t — or at least shouldn’t — make my relationship any less valid or real.
But to some people, there apparently is.
That’s because there seems to be a stigma surrounding dating apps and meeting people online. And some couples don’t want to admit that’s how they met their significant other. …
I rarely find a TV series that I can actually relate to.
But the new Netflix miniseries, ‘My Unorthodox Life,’ is undoubtedly one of them.
At first, I have to admit that I didn’t have high hopes because it looked like another ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians’ type of reality TV. A good companion for switching off your brain on a lazy Sunday evening, and not necessarily something thought-provoking or controversial.
I was wrong. A few minutes into the first episode, I understood it would definitely be an interesting watch.
So what’s it about?
The series centers on Julia Haart…
I’ve recently written an article, Do Men Actually Like Women, or Just the Performance of Femininity?, in which I talk about gender performativity and how it’s not an innate part of who we are and something that we learn through social conditioning instead. And that generated a lot of attention and made a few people (mostly men) angry.
Well, most of my articles make some people angry, to be honest, so there’s nothing special about that.
But in this case, a lot of the comments mentioned a similar thing, namely that I ignored the biological aspect behind the social norms…
It shouldn’t be news to anyone that female athletes’ wardrobes are often strikingly sexist. If you’ve ever watched the Olympics or any other sports event including women, you must have noticed that.
While men’s uniforms are often designed for practicality, women’s uniforms are designed for… well, for show.
That’s why I wasn’t surprised in the slightest when I read about the Norwegian women’s beach handball team being fined 1,500 euros ($1,700) for ‘improper clothing,’ according to a statement from the European Handball Association’s (EHA) Disciplinary Commission.
The team has refused to play in bikini bottoms — which the sport’s Norwegian…
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is the first Disney princess movie I saw as a child. Similar to millions of other children — I loved it. I loved the princess, the forest animals, and the seven dwarfs. I even had a stuffed toy of one of them.
And I obviously hated the villain of the story — the Evil Queen. She was mean and envious of her younger and more beautiful stepdaughter. Poor, innocent Snow White. Being so good-looking that other women are jealous enough to want to kill you. …
Women are shamed for…well, literally everything.
We are shamed for wearing too little clothing. Or for dressing modestly. For being too loud. Or for not being loud enough. For having a bigger body. Or for being too skinny. For being a prude. Or for being a slut.
We are even shamed for daring to make decisions about our own bodies. Silly us, we should know better than to demand bodily autonomy that even the corpses have. Who do we think we are to want the privileges of the dead?
It’s all part of the uterus-having curse we were so lucky…
This year’s Sports Illustrated swimwear showcase in Miami was the brand’s most inclusive yet. Stunning models of different ages, body types, and backgrounds walked the runway in bright and colorful swimsuits.
Among this year’s cast was personal chef Chelsea Heath, curve model Amanda Kay, actress Saje Nicole, social media influencer Natalie Mariduena, model and actress Christen Harper, and a 57-year-old model Kathy Jacobs.
It’s great to see that the fashion industry is gradually heading towards more diversity, inclusivity, and positive change.
This type of representation means a lot to many of us.
As a former model and someone who used…