Hey losers! You’ve fallen down the rabbit hole to my blog, welcome!
I’m Katy Dodds – a 20 year old, blogger, traveller, feminist and mental health advocate. I’ve just finished my second year as a struggling artist or, as most people say, a script-writing uni student. I’m now back in the tiny town in which I grew up. I hope to update this blog bas often as possible and I’m sorry if things are slow-going, but I have a pretty hectic schedule at the moment. I like to think the blog will be witty and helpful – mostly it will just be full of posts about my lifestyle, (hopefully) empowering feminist rants and positivity. It will be a range of things from the funny and pathetic attempts of trying to be adult, embracing my womanhood by talking about puberty, periods and sex, and hopefully a little advice about how to take on the big bad world.
Personally, I have wanted to be a writer since primary school – when I stood up in front of my Year One class and defined the word ‘smote’ in front of the class without prompt. Through the years, I’ve wanted to be a marine biologist, an Olympic gymnast, an illustrator, a West End singer and a child and forensic psychologist, but I have always been passionate about writing. I was immersed in books in high school and wrote stories for my friends. In Sixth Form, I pursued History, Psychology and English Literature: I was eager to learn from the past (especially the history of civil rights and grass movements), to understand how people think and behave, and to be inspired and feel. After looking around 15 universities, I got accepted into Bournemouth (my first choice) and am now studying for a BA Hons in Scriptwriting for Film and Television. This blog started out as a creative outlet and way to hone my writing skills in my spare time but has morphed into something much bigger and tremendously exciting. There are so many things I have planned for its development over the next year and I hope you’ll get involved and engage in my posts and social media.
For those of you still unconvinced, here are few more facts as to my character:
My zodiac sign is Scorpio as I was born at the end of November (a week and three years before my baby sister). My favourite film is constantly changing but my go-to film is Legally Blonde because Elle Woods knows to ditch the negativity of others, show them you can kick some ass and that you should never let a guy rule your life. At the moment, I am hooked on Orphan Black, The Handmaid’s Tale and iZombie – I live for my Netflix subscription, but I love Charmed and Ghost Whisperer re-runs. Currently, I am reading ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ by Margaret Atwood. Recently I have also read ‘Reasons to Stay Alive’ by Matt Haig and ‘How to Be Single’ by Liz Tuccillo; they just seemed right for my self-care at the moment. Matt Haig grew up near where I live so it’s incredible how much I can relate to what he has written. I cannot stop listening to songs like ‘Pretty Girl’ by Maggie Lindemann and my former housemates can tell you how much I love cover songs especially if they are country ones. My all-time favourite food is Macaroni Cheese but I often crave random food. For all that care about my relationship status, I am single and terrified of mingling (plus my mum says I’m picky). I have one pet, if my sister doesn’t count as an animal, a rabbit – Brambles (unfortunately Mouse passed away). My absolute favourite animals are baby sloths, but I’m a huge animal lover. I will admit my celebrity crushes are Jude Law, Emilia Clarke, Maisie Williams and Jenna Coleman. Hopefully when I am a fully-functioning grown up adult, I’ll be a writer for Film and/or Television, but mainly I hope to be happy and healthy.
If you have any more questions about me, find out how to contact me here.