Kat Blaque Biography
Kat Blaque is an American is a transgender rights activist and runs a YouTube channel focused on social justice issues, particularly around race, gender, the LGBTQ+ community, and feminism.
She manages True Tea, a YouTube series, where she gives answers to her viewers’ questions on topics like racism, transphobia and black culture.
Kat Blaque Age
She was born on September 14, 1990, in Lynwood, California, U.S. She is 28 years old as of 2018.
Kat Blaque Height
She is of average height, however, the exact measure is not available.Kat Blaque Photo
Kat Blaque Family
She was born in Lynwood and raised in Walnut. She was adopted at a young age. Back in middle school, she began to question her gender identity and began to identify as genderqueer. She attended California Institute of the Arts where she began identifying as a trans woman in college and graduated in 2012 with a BFA in character animation.
Kat Blaque Partner
It is known that she has a boyfriend but the exact details about him is not available.
Kat Blaque Intersectionality
In her discussion about her life, she talks about how intersectionality acknowledges that different people embody different experiences-people experience oppression differently because of their different identities. In her definition, it was how black women were erased in conversations about discrimination because the feminist movement and the civil rights movement focused largely on its most privileged members.
Kat Blaque Quotes
I don’t know about you but I don’t really think about the genitals of a person who’s peeing next to me. That’s kind of weird and private.
Lena Dunham doesn’t believe her white male friend raped her black female costar? Color me shocked. Almost like white feminism is really only about uplifting and supporting white women as they pursue their ultimate capitalistic goals of sharing the role with men as oppressors.
White people expect me to be held accountable for some shitty things some black person did, but tell them they have a responsibility to fight against white supremacy and suddenly they’re unique individuals that shouldn’t be judged as a collective.
Kat Blaque Laci Green
She was outraged that Laci was dating the same guy who cropped out of her responses to a white supremacist and sent thousands of his followers to my mentions that flooded me with racial slurs and transmisogyny.
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Kat Blaque Animation
Kat Blaque Interview
YouTube celebrity Kat Blaque discusses her life, intersectionality and technology
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What key experience most shaped your outlook on life and your journey?
When I was in the fifth grade, I discovered my dream school, CalArts. I knew that I wanted to go there to study animation. I worked really hard from the fifth grade forward, and got accepted into the character animation program at CalArts directly out of high school.
I worked hard throughout my four years at CalArts, and during that time my life changed in many complicated ways.
When I graduated from CalArts, I entered the animation industry and joined a studio. Working in that studio, I realized that this was not what I really wanted to do. I thought that maybe the animation industry wasn’t for me, and this was a very upsetting experience.
I worked at that studio for three months, and the day I left was a pivotal moment in my life. I had worked so hard to get to a place where I thought I wanted to be, only to realize that I didn’t want to be there. I remember going home on the subway, crying and wondering what I was going to do.
Then, I realized that I had been turning down offers for illustration gigs because I was at the animation studio. Not working at the studio also gave me more time and energy into the YouTube channel that I had been working on since I was 15 years old.
Through that YouTube work, I was able to figure out my path. I have an animation degree; I have all this knowledge and ability, and on top of that, I have a passion for education on social issues. I wanted to pursue representation of those things on YouTube.
I found a clear path, one that I probably wouldn’t have found had I not had the experience of failing at something I had worked so hard to achieve. I think that was the pivotal moment of my life.
What advice do you have for people who may be reluctant to pursue their passion using technology?
Many people are too worried about quality when they first start. They see YouTubers who have amazing quality, and they think that they need to be on that level when they are just starting. My big advice is that quality can come later.
It’s more important to start a dialogue with your audience that keeps them interested.
A lot of people give themselves the excuse of, “…well I can’t do this because I don’t have the quality.“ Or, “I can’t do this because I don’t have the best camera, or the best footage, or the best set.” But the reality is, if you don’t have the practice of just doing it, you’re not going to get to the point where amazing quality makes sense.
Most of us have very high-definition cameras in our pockets all the time. You can start there. Just start filming on your phone, see how that feels, and go from there. Then, when you know that this is something you really want to do, and when you make a bit of money from your videos, then spend that on buying better equipment. Don’t give yourself the excuse that you shouldn’t start until you have high quality.
How do you think your intersectionality helps you connect with people?
Intersectionality acknowledges that people embody different experiences. People experience oppression differently because of their different identities. I am a black person; I am a woman; I am a trans woman, and these all impact the way power structures interact with me.
A lot of people who don’t have the intersections that I have aren’t fully aware of their impact. For example, in the conversations I have with other feminists, they don’t always understand that racism makes the misogyny I experience distinctly different from what a white woman would experience. So while we both experience misogyny, I experience the intersection of misogyny, racism, and at times transphobia.
People follow me on social media for different reasons. I’ve had people follow me for my feminist content and not even know about my trans content. Other people follow me for my trans content and not know about my feminist content.
My audience is made up of people who are vastly different from each other. At my talks, when I answer questions or when people talk to me about their personal issues, their experiences are all very different. I have a very broad audience, so I guess that’s what helps me.