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(10 Questions 2B Answered)

What do you do best?
What makes you the best?
Biggest success?
What are your aspirations?
Most challenging moment?
Favorite Motto?
Favorite People?
Favorite Places?
Favorite Products?
Current Passions?


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Apr232018

Kate Harveston: Political Journalist

My NativeAdVantage:

Bio:

Kate Harveston is a political journalist from Pennsylvania. She mainly writes about progressive policy and social justice issues, and is a frequent contributor at sites like AlterNet, Truthout, Bust, and Thought Catalog. Kate also runs her own blog, Only Slightly Biased. She's always looking for opportunities to connect with other writers and activists, so feel free to contact her at kateharveston@gmail.com.

What do I do best?

I write best when I’m writing about issues that are close to home. For me, those issues tend to be political, so I think my best voice really shines through when I can find publications to write for the match up perfectly with my goals and views as a political writer, and I can really be my true self in my work. These kinds of sites are usually progressive, feminist, environmentally-focused, etc.

What makes me the best version of myself?

I think one of my best qualities is my ability to maintain a positive attitude in the face of a challenge. I believe it’s the key to success in life, and especially in journalism. Being a freelance writer trying to catch the attention of editors in a sea of other people who are doing the exact same thing is very challenging. The number of denials and non-responses you get, especially when you’re first starting out, can be very frustrating and at times make you feel like throwing the towel in for good. But perseverance really does pay off, and in order to persevere, you have to have a positive attitude and believe that it will be worth it in the end. So I’d say I’m probably proudest of this quality in myself.

What are my aspirations?

In my personal life, I’d like to work out more and start living a healthier life overall. I feel like I haven’t totally claimed back my lifestyle since graduating from the Ramen-noodle-diet-college-days about a year ago. I’d really just like to say in a year or so that I pretty much have my life in an organized and healthy routine that I can feel proud of. Nobody has it together all the time, but I definitely would like to outgrow some of the habits I got used to in college.

Professionally, I’d like to someday become one of the biggest internet names in politics. That takes time and getting in with some pretty big news outlets, so this is definitely a long-term goal. In the short-term, I’d like to keep developing myself as a writer -- things like taking more courses and getting involved in the artistic community in my area. Maybe even go back for my Master’s degree at some point.

My Biggest Success?

I’m proud to work with as many sites as I do at this point and get to interact with a multitude of fantastic editors and writers everyday. I didn’t really fully immerse myself in online writing until after college, and to have come this far in a fairly short amount of time makes me feel very thankful to be working with so many great people who have helped me improve as a writer, as well as expand my reach.

My Most Challenging Moment?

Professionally, starting out as a writer in the political realm was absolutely daunting. It required so much pitching and honing my communication skills just to get responses, let alone to get actual articles published. The start was definitely one of my biggest challenges in life, but now it feels very rewarding to be able to look back and see how far I’ve come from that.

On a personal level, I think the most challenging thing for me has been removing things from my life that were holding me back from pursuing my best. Whether those things be habits from youth (which I’m still working on), relationships, etc, it can sometimes be hard to pinpoint where you’re letting yourself fall short. It was painfully difficult to remove some of the aspects and people from my life that were toxic influences, but once I did, that was the moment I felt that devoting myself to my writing and professional growth became 10,000X more do-able.

My Motto?

“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.” - Abraham Lincoln

My Favorite People/Role Models?

My parents are definitely my biggest role models. In my mind, they’re the most exemplary set of people to model what a healthy marriage and healthy parenting looks like, and I honestly attribute almost everything that I like most about myself to the way they’ve raised me to think and act! I couldn’t have been luckier to get parents like them and my only wish is that everyone could grow up so fortunate.

Additionally, all the fantastic editors I’ve gotten to work with over the past year or so since I started writing professionally are people who I look up to and am very grateful to have had the chance to meet.

My Favorite Places/Destinations?

I haven’t done as much traveling out of the country as I’d like, although I visited the Cayman Islands once and that was pretty awesome. I’ve been to Canada as well and everyone seems so friendly there. I like to travel around PA a lot and see different mountains and hike the trails. One of my favorite places in PA to camp is the Jim Thorpe area. I also enjoy the beach, but who doesn’t, right?

My Favorite Products/Objects?

Anything that makes my dog happy! So that would mostly be quality dog toys! Haha.

My Current Passions?

I’m trying to challenge myself to be a little better every day than I was the day before. To put even just .01% more passion into my writing. To finish one of the many books I’m juggling reading right now. To do something that makes someone’s day a little better. Whatever the thing is, I never want to go to bed at night and look back on the day and say “I didn’t do anything that helped grow myself or someone else today at all.” Actions don’t have to be big to pack a punch -- even on off days, the small things can make a difference in the long-run. No matter how much we’ve done or how much we think we know, we are never, ever finished growing.

Thank you so much for the opportunity to share my voice :)

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