♦ Bio, media contributor/writing resume
♦ Social media contracting resume

I can confidently and articulately discuss any issue, but am most often called on to comment on reproductive rights/healthcare access colliding with conservative politics and culture. You can access a selected archive of my appearances linked below and at Katie Speak Live.

You can read my work in Bitch Magazine:
“Lessons from Law & Order: Twenty-One Writers Share Their Takeaways from America’s Favorite Crime Procedural” — Spring Issue, 2015
Book Review: “Damaged Goods: New Perspectives on Christian Purity” by Dianna E. AndersonSummer Issue, 2015
“THINX — The Bitch List” & Book Review: “Accidental Saints: Finding God in All The Wrong People” by Nadia Bolz-Weber — Fall Issue, 2016

at Rolling Stone:
“Republicans Are Trying to Take Food Out of My Mouth”
“Planned Parenthood Under Attack by Anti-Abortion Hackers, Politicians”

at Buzzfeed:
“How Rolling Stone Gave A Gift To Rape Apologists”

at .Mic:
“Why Mother’s Day Sucks for Some of Us – #RealMothersDayCards”
“Why the Murder of an Abortion Provider Resonates Six Years Later”
“49 Million Americans Live With This — So Why Are We So Uncomfortable Talking About It?” #PovertyIs
“How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Have the Orgasms I Deserve”

at Salon: ““Are the white women wearing actual chains?”: Meet the abortion rights group Texas feminists oppose”

at RH Reality Check:
“My Latest Reproductive Health Procedure Makes Anti-Choicers Seem Even More Hypocritical”
“Your Right to Abortion Care Is in Danger—No Matter Where You Live”
“‘Living in the Crosshairs’ Puts Human Face on Grim Clinic Violence Statistics”
“Pop-Up Abortion Storytelling Campaigns Showcase the Power of Youth Activism”
“Recent SNAP Restrictions Are Another Reminder That Poverty Is a Reproductive Issue”
“Patrick Kane and the Culture of Disbelief About Rape”
“‘Asking for It’: Why We Need to Get Angry About Rape Culture”
“#HungerActionMonth: How We Can Raise Awareness and Resources to End Child Hunger”

at Truthout:
“Open Letter to Legislators From a Clinic Escort”
“Anti-Choice Extremism: Cultural Denial and Political Consequences”
“Protecting Abortion Clinics – Without a Buffer Zone”
“The Uncertainty of Access: Reproductive Health in the Rio Grande Valley”
“What Do Joni Ernst’s Senate Win and Support for Embryo “Personhood” Really Tell Us?”
“New Year, Same as the Old Year? 2015 Reproductive Rights Preview”
“The Pro-Life Movement: Reframing “Life” to Suit Their Agenda”
“So Far, 2015 Is On Pace to Set Abortion Restriction Records”
“Activists and Faith Leaders Push Back on Fake Reproductive Health Clinics”
“All-Options Pregnancy Center Revolutionizes Access to Both Care and Abortion”
“Pathologizing the Poor Reinforces Stigma While Deterring Advocacy and Public Policy”
“SCOTUS Steps in to Prevent Further Texas Abortion Clinic Closures”
“Widespread Public Support Bolsters Bill to End Restrictions on Abortion Coverage”
“Praise for Pope Francis Is Premature: Vatican’s Official Stance on Abortion Hasn’t Shifted”
“The Unseen Costs of Defunding Planned Parenthood”

“In Texas, Activist Group “Stop Patriarchy” Draws Criticism”
“The Bizarre Tradition of Anti-Choice Christmas Caroling”
“In Reality, Not All Americans Have Access to Safe, Legal Abortion”

at Alternet:
“Activist Group Comes Under Fire for Equating Abortion Restrictions With Slavery”

at The Frisky:
“The Soapbox: Sheryl Sandberg’s #LeanInTogether Campaign Erases My Family”
“The Soapbox: TIME Shouldn’t Question #WhyIStayed”
“The Soapbox: How We Talk About Consent Absolutely Matters”
“The Soapbox: On Laverne Cox’s Nude Photo Spread & Meghan Murphy’s Transphobia”
“True Story: Why I’m Almost Childfree By Choice”
“The Soapbox: Thanks For The Slut-Shaming, Francis!”
“Frisky Reads: The Game Changer By Franklin Veaux”
“The Soapbox: Would You Rather Not Mock Survivors, Tina Fey?”

at The Daily Dot:
“I’m single, I’m polyamorous, and I don’t want to be the third in your threesome”

at Ravishly:
“Am I An Alcoholic?”

at HuffingtonPost Women:
“Dear George Will — A Few Words on My #SurvivorPrivilege”

and at The Brad Blog:
“‘Open Season on Reproductive Healthcare Clinics’: A Clinic Escort Responds to Today’s Supreme Court ‘Buffer Zone’ Decision”

I also write the activism segments for Best of the Left Podcast.

I have appeared at independent sites such as This Week in Blackness, Raging Chicken Press and The Angry Black Lady Chronicles.

I have been published previously in Illinois Magazine, the Liberty Suburban Newspaper group, Dancing USA Magazine, and helped research the national best seller, Once Upon a Town which was recently honored as 2014’s One Book One Nebraska selection.


Shorty Award-nominated Social Media Director, The Best of the Left Podcast (June 2013-current)

Reed award-winning Social Media Director/co-producer/fundraiser, Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can Choose telethon (November 2013)

Social Media Director, Lady Parts Justice Launch (07/15/14), #LPJLaunch


Founding Board Member, The Clinic Vest Project, a non-profit that provides vests and training to clinic defense escort groups across North America

Volunteer, Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest

Volunteer, New York Abortion Access Fund


I am reachable for radio/podcast/tv interviews/panels and contracted writing and speaking via email at, on Twitter and on Facebook.

6 replies


  1. Abortion Advocate Claims Photos Are Doctored, Doesn’t Know Basic Fetal Development Facts « Pro-Life Hotline
  2. “Pro-Life” Illusions « KatieSpeak
  3. When Anti-Abortion Harassment Gets Personal | Konfeksiyon Tekstil
  4. Happy New Year! Announcements! Launch of #GetWell2015! |
  5. My love letter to #ADHD meds — #GetWell2015 (05/21/2015) |
  6. And I’m back! — #GetWell2015 with updates and good news (06/27/15) |

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 180 other followers

%d bloggers like this: