We had the good fortune of connecting with Kathleen Lee and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kathleen, what led you to pursuing a creative path professionally?
I think this is something I am meant to do right now. Growing up I’ve always loved the arts. I participated in a lot of school activities that further feed into my love. I went to college and started taking classes in drama. I found my voice and confidence while studying something I loved. I was very adamant about finding work after school. I started looking for internships early only and worked hard at finding and maintaining contacts outside of school. My ambition paid off in many ways. I’ve worked in theatres in Los Angeles and San Francisco in arts entertainment and education. And now I make my own content and I’m so happy to be on the path I’m on creating the content I want to see in the world. When you pursue something you love it doesn’t really feel like work. It feels like answering your calling.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I’m a content creator and theme park media reporter. I am honestly a big kid at heart. I have Peter Pan syndrome and I don’t ever want to truly grow up. Full time I’m a drama teacher to kids. I love working with my students and I think they help me stay creative. Being an educator came naturally to me and I feel like it’ll always be a part of my life in some way.
Over the last 3 years, I’ve been establishing my brand and creating content on Instagram. It first started as a hobby and now I’m hoping to do this more as a profession. I love to create stylish outfits inspired by pop culture fandoms like Disney, Star Wars, Harry Potter and so much more. I’ve worked with some of my favorite brands like Loungefly, Duffy Eyewear and the Nobel Collection. I feel like this is just the beginning for me and I’m really excited about all the opportunities to come.
I’m also an aspiring voice actor. Recently I’ve been putting a lot of time and attention into training to make this dream a reality.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Living in California has its perks. There’s a lot to do in Los Angeles- my first stop is the beach in Santa Monica to soak up the sun at the beach and then check out the shops on the 3rd Street Promenade. I am also a huge theme park enthusiast and there are a lot of fun parks to check out my favorite is Disneyland. I enjoy going to West Hollywood for a late night out for amazing dining and fun nightlife.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
There are four books that have changed my life and way of thinking. These books inspire me to be brave, creative, and unapologetically myself. The books are the alchemist by Paulo Coelho, Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert, A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of “A Course in Miracles” by Marianne Williamson, and Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves by Glory Edim. These stories, lessons, and anecdotes have shaped me in such a profound way.
I would also like to dedicate my shout-out to my friends and family who continue to support and lift me up through the good, bad, and the ugly! They are my foundation and home base.
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