A Wild Writer Appears


Cate Young is a Trinibagonian writer, and creator of BattyMamzelle; a feminist pop culture blog focused on film, television, music and critical commentary on media representation. Her writing has focused particularly on the intersection of race, gender and sexuality, and many of her most popular essays deal directly with introducing an intersectional analysis to discussions of pop culture and media representation. 

In 2013, her essay entitled "Solidarity is for Miley Cyrus: The Racial Implications of her VMA Performance" (originally published on Jezebel's Groupthink) went viral, garnering more that one million unique views. In 2014, her essay "This Is What I Mean When I Say White Feminism" also went viral, and continues to be cited around the web as an explainer on intersectionality. Both pieces remain her most read work to date.

Her essays have appeared on Persephone Magazine, Bitch Flicks and The Powder Room. As a writer her work has been recognized by Mic.com, The LA Times and The AFP, and her pieces has been used in a number of college syllabi. 

Cate has a BA in Photojournalism from Boston University and is currently pursuing her Masters in Mass Communications with the University of Leicester (by distance learning). She hopes to continue writing about media representation, its effects on larger culture, and its power to change social attitudes. 

In 2015, she was accepted as one of the inaugrual Bitch Media Writing Fellows for 2016.


For business inquiries, freelance writing opportunities and collaborations, please email battymamzelle@gmail.com
For all other information, she can be reached on twitter at @battymamzelle.
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