Hey Vocal community,
I’m Katrina and I’m from Canada. It’s good to e-meet you! My preferred topics to write about are movies, t.v. shows, and fantasy fiction. I also love the variety of entering Vocal’s challenges. I hope you enjoy my work!
‘Maid’ Challenged Everything I Thought I Knew About Domestic Violence
I know I’m not the only one who has been of the mindset that people who stay in abusive relationships need to somehow “snap out of it” and just leave.
Doomsday Diary challenge entry Dear Reader, There is so much to tell you. I wish I could say that this has all been merely a nightmare, but that is not the truth. There is no stopping what sparked all of this, but you have a chance. I don’t want to frighten you, but you will surely find what I’m about to tell you quite alarming. It is imperative that you trust me, Reader. You will be tempted to put this letter down and dismiss this all as the lost writings of someone mad, or simply a prank. I assure you it is neither.
A Glimpse Into the iPod of a 2000’s Sad Girl
Teen Angst Playlist challenge entry Music is meant to nourish the soul, and that’s what it has done for me. I started singing at the age of two, and from then on, music has continued to be a very important part of my life until the present day.
A Bloke, a Proverb, and Wine.
Dream Date challenge entry I knew I hadn’t left this world yet, I was still here. I couldn’t feel my injuries at first, and I had no sense of how much time had gone by; but I could hear crickets singing, so I figured it was night-time. Every moment of that flight, prior to the crash, was somehow fresh in my memory. Then, it’s as if someone turned out a light. There I was - flat on my back and exposed to the elements. Internally bleeding, multiple fractures, concussed, all unbeknownst to me thanks to sweet, adrenaline induced numbness.
If Mean Girls and Scream Had a Baby...
If This, Then That challenge entry Mean Girls - I remember renting the now cult classic from Blockbuster in 2004 like it was yesterday. I was thirteen and in eighth grade. It’s amusing now to think about the unrealistic ideas it gave me of what high school was going to be like. Regina George, along with other film and t.v. characters (think Kate Sanders from Lizzie McGuire), fed millennial teens and pre-teens the ideal of a Queen Bee equipped with the standard “high-status man candy, technically good physique, and ignorant band of loyal followers”. I forgive my early teenage self for falling for it.
Uncommon Knowledge: Species Where the Male is Pregnant
Uncommon Knowledge challenge entry Did you know that there are thirty five species of Seahorse? Maybe? Okay, well how about this: did you know that the male Seahorse carries and births the young? Now I have your attention.
Life Changing Kitchen Organization Tools + A Super Easy Way to Meal Plan
Spring Forward challenge entry You’ve just finished a long day of working. You go into the kitchen to start dinner and you just know that despite your best efforts to keep it organized, the pots and pans in the cupboard will come tumbling...no - crashing outwards and onto the floor as soon as you open the door. Then, when you can’t find the lid you need, you’re going to go rummaging through everything again. You open the fridge to see what you have that you can concoct into something palatable (because you never meal plan - who has the patience for that?) and of course you find yourself pulling out the leftovers from last week, so you can get to the soy sauce at the back which has sat there for who knows how long, unopened. You swore you had an open one though....oh, it’s right there in the door.
When a Sighthound Sees...Everything
Little Black Book challenge entry Who says men can’t knit? Nobody with sense. Marty, Joey’s year old Greyhound, would come to know this better than anyone.