Mental Health | Wellness & Self Image | Experiential & Reviews
Writer, Blogger & Vlogger | Emcee & Motivational Speaker | Storyteller & Performer
Funny | Charismatic | Honest | Vulnerable | Empathetic | Curious | Educational | Grateful | Hopeful | Empowering | Neuro-diverse | Female
"Authenticity of Feelings When Living with Mental Illness," is a casual, fun and powerful live Facebook video chat with Two Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.
What To Say To a Friend When They Are Struggling with Anxiety is an essay directed at friends and family, offering suggestions as to how best to communicate with a person experiencing a significant anxiety attack, featured on the front page of The Mighty.
An Open Letter to Myself is an award-winning piece Kat wrote for the Colorado Psychiatric Society and CHARG Resource Center, reminding herself of the validity of her own feelings while negotiating through challenging times in her bipolar journey.
"I Got Knocked Up..." is a first-person narrative about Kat's personal experience unexpectedly becoming pregnant right after being diagnosed with bipolar disorder, anxiety disorder, and panic disorder, featured in XO Jane.
"Panic Attack" is a detailed recollection of that day's panic attack, helping readers understand what it feels like emotionally and physically, published on Invisible Illness.
"Sad," a vulnerable piece relatable to anyone struggling with anxiety or depression and doesn't want to feel alone, on Katwell (originally published on the now archived "E is for Effort," Kat's running blog from 2013-2016.) .
"How one can successfully live with the ups and downs of Mental Illness" a web video interview with and featured on Kathy Bacon, 2017
Two Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is a podcast and Facebook Live series Kat helped co-create and produce with Chrissie Hodges, bringing viewers the realities, truths, and lived experiences of individuals living and managing mental illness and the stigma of mental illness.
2018 emcee for Open Labs' "The Opening Act," a non-profit storytelling event helping individuals share their personal experiences with bi-polar and brain (mental) health struggles, and "The Brain Crawl," an evening of education, experiments and stories bringing the STEAM industries, health care professionals and neurodiverse together.
"Kat Atwell: This is My Brave," a written work and storytelling performance for the mental health nonprofit This is My Brave.
"Why do you want to lose weight?" a vulnerable post about the issues and thoughts behind weight gain, loss and living a plus-sized life, published by HEALTHY.
"But will I gain weight?" an inside look at the real worries women have when thinking about taking required medications, published on Katwell.
"Ten Things I’d Rather See Printed on Menstrual Pads Than Flowers and Swirly Design," sassy thoughts along with Kat's original artwork, published by MAQTOOB For Entrepreneurs.
"Raise your hand if you're sure," an empowering piece about pushing through fear and the voice in your head, on Katwell.
"I'm a lefty, but tonight I'm a writey," a personal narrative of Kat's deep thoughts during church, with tips on everything from listening to dream animal significance, on Katwell (originally published on the now archived "E is for Effort," Kat's running blog from 2013-2016.)
"Fear," an engaging and honest litany of the fears running through all of our heads leaving readers questioning "why," on Katwell (originally published on the now archived "E is for Effort," Kat's running blog from 2013-2016.)
"Believe," an encouraging and love-filled post from Kat as she tries to get a handle on what she believes in, about herself and the world, in order to be it, on Katwell (originally published on the now archived "E is for Effort," Kat's running blog from 2013-2016.)
"My Daughter," an image-laden ode to how awesome her daughter is, encouraging tears of gratitude and empowerment from readers, on Katwell.
"When Moms Cry," a story of anecdotes and encouragement for the moms who feel like they can't do enough, on Katwell.
"A Brazilian Wax Happened. I didn't die." a favorite health and beauty anecdote about Kat's personal experience and inner thoughts while preparing for and getting her first bikini wax (with tips!) on Katwell.
"Lyle," a dear john letter for when you can't hate your competition, but you need rage to perform, on Katwell.
"Nearby," a creative piece that brings the reader right into experiencing a small town, on Katwell (originally published on the now archived "E is for Effort," Kat's running blog from 2013-2016.)
Kat has some funny, useful and cool Yelp Reviews, too, created on the fly as she works to gain as many experiences as she can in this life.
Host for 9 "Ignite Denver" shows, telling stories at 10, an event where presenters get 20 slides, which automatically advance every 15 seconds, to share an idea that will help change the world, your community, your city or the industry where you work, or to tell a story to teach people about your hobby or topic that you are passionate about.