i'm kate davis jones
All my life I’ve been curious about narrative: narratives we write ourselves, and the narratives we can’t help but identify in the world around us. I studied American history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, interested not in the large-scale shifts of law and order but in the smaller stories of activists and people in the margins. I sniffed around stories of independent motivation, community, and friendship, and how those forces drove people to make massive changes in their own lives and the world around them.
After college, I worked a brief stint in advertising before bailing to work as a freelance journalist. Nonfiction was a natural extension of my interest in narrative. Where ever I went, I was looking for a story, incessantly interviewing people just to sate my own curiosity: male strippers, professional pinball players, amateur boxers, labor activists, late-nineties software developers, performance artists, whoever would talk to me and answer my nosy questions.
Now, I help my clients bring their own stories to life. I am a certified EMT-B, a boxer, a climber, a surfer, a fixed-gear aficionado, a barista, a line cook, and a dishwasher.
get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org
follow me on instagram at dronetackler
portrait by Jih-E Peng
selected nonfiction work
- Talk Amongst Yourselves: From White Guilt to Race Traitors at Ill Will
- Making Space for Fun Under Capitalism at Mental Hellth
- I Was A Teenage Boxer at The Hairpin
- The First Roast at The Awl
- The Bizarre and Tragic Story Behind One of the Internet's Original Outsider Artists at VICE