Writer | Activist | Public Speaker | Educator | Consultant
"Love reading and writing? Love books and storytelling? I can help demystify many aspects the publishing process from start to finish, including advice on creative process and getting an idea off the ground; actually finishing a manuscript; a range of FAQs including how to find an agent, how to write a cover letter, how to pitch a book idea, etc. On the activism front I can help people strategize how to be impactful, concrete, and authentic in their change-making work."
Kate Schatz is an activist, public speaker, educator, consultant, and queer feminist mama who's been talking, writing, and teaching about race, gender, social justice, and equity for many years. She's the New York Times bestselling author of the "Rad Women" book series (including Rad American Women A-Z, Rad Women Worldwide, and Rad American History A-Z), which have sold over 300,000 copies and been translated into four languages. Her book of fiction, Rid of Me: A Story, was published in 2007 as part of the cult-favorite 33 ⅓ series. She is the co-author of Do the Work: An Anti-Racist Activity Book, with W. Kamau Bell, the comedian and Emmy-winning host of CNN’s United Shades of America.
Kate speaks and consults about radical histories, anti-racism, parenting, politics, and more, and appears frequently on national media outlets and popular podcasts, including “Conan,” MSNBC, NPR, WNYC, and WBUR. She's spoken to audiences at companies like Pixar, Genentech, Paypal, and Baker Mackenzie, and has been in conversation with high-profile figures including Megan Rapinoe, Alicia Garza, Margaret Atwood, Kate Hudson, gold medalist Ibtahaj Muhammad, and Black Voters Matter co-founder LaTosha Brown. Her writing has appeared in print in places like TIME, Buzzfeed, LENNY, Oxford American, and San Francisco Chronicle. Born and raised in San Jose, California, she lives in the Bay Area with her wife, their three kids, and their many pets. In all she does, Kate is committed to sharing radical histories that shine light on the marginalized people who've truly made America great: the people of color, the immigrants, the queers, the punks, the weirdos, the artists, the workers, and the women.