“I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the Heart’s affections and the truth of the Imagination.” -John Keats
Writing is a process of thought–an idea that largely inspired this blog. It’s a vehicle for observing and understanding our thoughts and the world around us. I think, more than anything, that’s what I love about it. In both engaging in language and creating it, we develop a deeper understanding of ourselves and the shared experiences of others. It makes us ask and respond to hard questions. It allows us to test hypotheses.
My name is Katy Goodman. I’m a writer, rhetorician, and educator with a B.A. in English Literature and Psychology and M.A. in Rhetoric and Composition/Linguistics. Previously, I was a public affairs wordcrafter for the Department of Homeland Security and a writing teacher at Auburn University and the College of Charleston. More formally, my writing and research focuses on the use of language and rhetorical discourse in journalism, communication, and new media. Less formally, I use writing as a tool to explore the things I love. So I also write about life. About common issues in the arts and education. About cognitive psychology/linguistics. About the effects of technology and video games. About nature and the environment.
This blog is a culmination of both my formal and informal self. It is an extension of my research in rhetoric. It is an exploration of media and modern influences that surround us.
PS: I’d love to hear from you! If you have any inquiries, requests, collaborations, or want more information on volunteering with kids/wildlife/educational organizations and charities please contact me at Katgoodman@outlook.com, or on the form below.