Kat George is an Australian writer living in the U.K. She went to Law School, and was working as a Corporate paralegal when she decided to quit and eat, pray love herself, spending the summer of 2010 being reckless in Europe.
Following internships at Dazed & Confused in London (where she lived briefly between 2008-9), starting a now defunct but once famous Australian fashion blog, Style Lines, several copywriting jobs and a stint as an Editorial Assistant at Refinery29 in New York late in 2010, Kat began her dream career as a broke, struggling writer. While working as a hostess as an East Village restaurant, she got her first official writing job in New York as a Contributing Editor at Thought Catalog in early 2011. She then moved on to VH1 to launch their now popular music vertical, Tuner Music.
Kat went on to become Managing Editor of Portable.tv in 2012, as well as a popular columnist for Vice Magazine, and staff writer at Bustle. Kat still contributes her sharp feminist voice and acerbic pop culture criticism to Vice’s music vertical, Noisey.
In 2013, Kat published her first book, Pink Bits, through Thought Catalog. Pink Bits, a series of personal essays chronicling sexual and self-discovery from childhood to womanhood, has received high praise from the New York Journal of Books, with reviewer and women’s equality advocate Jane Haile writing that Kat, “comes across as the ideal big sister one never had who is actually prepared to tell it like it is.” That same year she also wrote, produced, directed, and starred in a web series pilot called The Big Gulp, which How About We’s The Date Report called “better than Girls,” and which has received over 100k YouTube views. She produced and released the second episode in late 2014.
Taking a break from writing in 2016, Kat spent the second half of the year in Greece, working primarily at Ritsona refugee camp in Child Protection. She hopes that upon reading this you will find the compassion and empathy in your heart to donate money, goods or time to the devastating humanitarian crisis that is currently destroying the lives of millions of adults and children across the globe.
Kat is currently a News and Features Writer and Editor at OZY.com, and as well as Noisey, Kat regularly contributes to Dazed Digital, Decider, Bustle, Refinery29, Sapling and Oxygen. In the past she has written for publications including The Village Voice, Jezebel, i-D, Mic, Bullett, The L Magazine, The Gloss, Complex, The Establishment, XOJane, Cambio and The Date Report. Her work has also appeared in various magazines and print publications across the world, including Australia’s Oyster Magazine, Singapore’s Galavant and New York’s Everything Is Fucked/Everything Is OK. Kat is also a seasoned copy writer and content marketer, having worked on campaigns for Watson & Co., NBC Universal, Durex, KY Jelly, G Star, and more.
Kat is currently studying a postgraduate course in Business and will begin her Masters of Human Rights Law mid-2017. Her non-writerly passions include talking loudly about women's issues, nineties R&B, rappers who aren't men, feta cheese, the color pink, Bruce Springsteen, the Fast and Furious franchise, TV, reading, doing craft, cooking, gardening, non-practical footwear and talking to her mom.