That would be me.
I covered the journalism industry all the while studying how it became so decrepit.
This cover story is mine:
I did more than just the journalism beat. I had two columns in major daily Canadian newspapers:
I also wrote hard news about women:
And this is a magazine profile done on me:
Of course, this is a sampling of work, hardly the entire body of it.
And, in case you didn’t get the memo, I wrote four books, with the latest one coming out this summer:
I did two major initiatives on my own: the hard news site Chaser News, and the experimental literary site A Dangerous Woman Story Studio.
I can tell you right now that my background in my chosen profession is beyond solid. I have taught in three different colleges (Mohawk, Sheridan, and Niagara), and an art school (the DVSA). I was the first women to win the Arch Award from McMaster University for career achievement.
And I did that all that — and more — all on my own. My mother and my grandmother were not “in the business.” I didn’t marry or even date someone in the business, and I never used the casting couch.
I made a career on my grit and wits. I do not care what other people think about me, as they don’t pay my bills. I do care about how destructive a force journalism became, and how arrogant and irresponsible those in the profession became, still wanting applause for their shameful ways. I do care that women’s rights are eroding in 2018, despite the rise of #MeToo.
But I don’t just outline the problems — I do things about it, despite the enormous obstacles that have been thrown in my face for the last three years.
I am not a quitter, however. I don’t retreat or waste my time arguing with people who think arguments prove anything. Don’t waste my time. You are just not important. If you think I am going waste my life reading or listening to your excuses why you are a jerk, think again.
I have been called cocky and curt. Whatever. I have also been accused of being too easygoing, too ambitious, too permissive, too eccentric, too rebellious, too nice, and too accurate. Whatever.
I am Alexandra Kitty, however. I have my own quirks, such as my love for the Hives and Ted Kord the Blue Beetle. I am learning to play the theremin and my three favourite art forms are Kintsugi, metalworking, and Encaustics.
And you can take it from there…