Please meet fellow blogger, Katy Walker from Stereotypically Able. When time permits, Katy blogs about her life in Hollywood/Los Angeles, her disability and her hometown in Oregon. Katy is pursuing a career in the entertainment industry. Please take a look/follow her blog if you aren’t already!
Me: So how and when did you start your blog?
February 11th. It may sound crazy, but I remember the exact date I started solely based on the fact that it was my sister’s birthday. I was going through a lot at that time. I was dealing with my disability. I felt the call to be a voice and a light to the world dealing with that.
Me: For those who don’t know about you or your blog, what is your blog about?
My blog is about wanting to put a stop to the stereotypes that are put out there for people with disabilities, whether that be mental or physical.
Me: When did you first start writing?
Honestly, I hated writing when I was in school because I always tended to struggle with it. But earlier this year is when I started to fall in love with writing. I noticed that it helped me feel better. When I have a lot on my mind, I will write down what I am thinking and feeling. It is like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders.
Me: What future plans do you have for your blog?
I feel like I’ve been failing at my blog lately because life has gotten in the way and I haven’t had a chance to post as much as I would like. I would like to continue to talk about my life and what I am doing to break the stereotypes with my disability, living in LA, and working in the entertainment industry.
Me: If you had to describe yourself using one word, what would the word be and why?
Sarcastic. If you asked my roommate she would add a word and say sarcastic bitch lol. I tell it like it is and use sarcasm on the regular on top of that.
Me: What do you enjoy doing in your spare time? I feel like I never have time anymore to do anything fun because life has been crazy. But I like to read in my spare time. I like to go shopping at the mall. I also like going to friends’ gigs around LA and support them and their music.
Me: What motivates you the most in life and why?
I would say that life motivates me. Living in LA the past year and a half, I’ve realized that I live life more on the edge and for me (and) that is exciting. It helps motivate me to try new things and grow in ways that I can’t even imagine.
Me: What are some of your favorite things in life? Pet peeves? Favorites: Dogs, chocolate, Starbucks, hugs, friends, laughing, Channing Tatum and Zac Efron. Pet peeves: Hypocritical people, people who assume things, traffic.
Me: What’s one of the best things about your hometown and why? How my hometown looks when the leaves change during the fall and Oregon Ducks football.
Me: What’s a little known fact nobody really knows about you? I was held back twice during school. Once in 8th grade because I just was not mentally ready for high school. Most of my friends were in the grade below me. The second time was senior year. I missed a lot of school because I had a lot of health issues and surgery. I was 2 credits away from graduating and 1 credit from walking with my class.
Anything else you would like to add? If anyone would like to follow my blog feel free. walkerkaty0.wordpress.com You can also follow me on Twitter @OfficialKaterz
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