katie boyer

Oakland, CA

Account Manager @ Goodreads

Tech Saavy. Bookish.
Feminist dreamer. Writer wannabe.

Writing Samples

(2010 to present)

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”

― Maya AngelouI Know Why the Caged Bird Sings


About-Face, sample articles

About-Face equips women and girls with tools to understand & resist harmful media messages that affect self-esteem & body image.

 


From actresses to activists to politicians, authors, royalty, and more...learn about the famous women who traveled abroad as a student - posted on Pink Pangea


The Representation Project

Social Action Rep,  Guest Blogger

#FreshFace: On Makeup and Confidence

"Makeup is clearly linked to women and girls’ confidence, and this is where the main problem starts. We should be confident in our own skin (literally) with or without makeup."


Go Overseas, sample articles

"Not only do host families give you accommodations and food, they also give you a true sense of family life and culture while treating you like one of their own children."

"You can find always similarities between yourself and new people, no matter how different you may both seem on the surface."


My Feminist Manifesto

Feminist Theory (WGS 450) class assignment, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo (2011)


A Senior Project

Journalism Department California Polytechnic State University

San Luis Obispo, CA

In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Bachelor of Science

© 2011 Katie Elaine Boyer 


Funeral in my Head (essay)

Fresh Voices: Composition at Cal Poly: Vol. 2: Iss. 1, Article 27.

Abstract

Katie Boyer’s “Funeral in my Head” is an unconventional personal narrative in which the writer imagines her grandmother’s funeral. What do funerals represent to the writer and her family members? 

Boyer takes risks with her content—imagining a funeral—as well as her form. This stylistic approach may evoke varied responses from readers, but Boyer’s internal and external observations about this moment in her life certainly resonate.