when i think of kate, i think of david bowie masks, running across the beach at sunset, sparklers on new years eve, made up childhood universes, and climbing trees – lots of trees. i’ve been lucky enough to know kate since she was born. she taught me how to braid my hair, how to cook, how to wield a lightsabre, and how to be compassionate. when we were little we came up with conspiracy theories about warrior cats. we have a joint account on adventure quest (username: katemily) that we’ve been playing til this day for almost a decade. there’s a turtle statue in forster that we’ve taken our picture on every year since we were 5. we both text each other pictures of sunsets and good luck messages when we have exams. i know that no interview could ever truly capture the essence of kate. but here’s my try.
Fav song to belt in the car?
Honestly pretty much any queen song! My go to though is probably ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, followed closely by ‘Fat Bottomed Girls’ – there’s just something about queen that pumps you up and makes ya feel good!
Fav movie/tv series?
Ugh that’s so hard! Probably a close toss-up between firefly and shameless
Blue – I don’t know what it is about that colour but I just love it. It’s weird though, if I had to choose a lightsabre colour it wouldn’t be blue but probably green…. Maybe that’s just the traits/schools of thought associated with Jedi that wield those weapons.
It changes depending on what I’m craving so right now it’d be pesto pasta I reckon.
Early bird or night owl?
That’s hard but I do have a definite soft spot for cats of all kinds
What’s the colour of your toothbrush?
What is something you’re passionate about?
Animal conservation, Christmas and chrissy lights/decorations, the injustice which takes place in Serenity (If ya seen it y’all know what I’m on about)
How would you spend your perfect day if money didn’t exist?
Probably the same way I would with money – just playing board games and watching tv with all my family and our collective pets
If you could wake up tomorrow with a new ability or quality what would it be?
I wanna be able to shape shift like so bad – I could become anything I want, I could fly be able to breathe underwater, I could talk to other animals (the conditions of this shapeshifting would be that whatever or whoever I morph into I’d be able to speak their language).
What are you most grateful for?
What’s one of your favourite memories from childhood?
Staying at my cousins place, bein surprised by them whilst watching the jungle book and pattin Charlie, watching TMNT at my buddies place in this lil dip in the floor whilst eating chocolate slice
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and what would you do?
Everywhere, I’d go on a tour of the world and see all them animals and eat all the food
If you could be any character from a movie/tv/book who you would be and why?
Yoda, so I could mess with everyone and call Anakin out for bein a lil bitch. I’d prefer though to be in the universe of a series (like Star Wars or Skulduggery Pleasant or Harry Potter) so I could meet the characters and but not change them if that makes sense?
What’s your favourite thing about nature?
What is something that you were once afraid to do?
Speak in front of people – still scared of it but I’m more confident about it now
What are you most proud of this year?
Blimey idk – probably smashin through chem this year
If you could change one thing about the world, what would it be?
For everyone to be more accepting of one another – everyone would still have their own opinions but be like ‘cool I don’t agree but that’s your opinion’. I reckon there would be less conflict in the world .
What’s your favourite memory you have of us together?
Hmm I don’t know there are so many! But one that really stands out is probably that time at Forster where we at the beach late by ourselves for the first time and we watched the sunset and when it got dark we raced through the sand to try and get back. It was like one of those proper teen moments people have in the movies. It was the best, I always have the best times with you.