"You know, I can still -- because we live in Massachusetts -- I can still imagine what Katherine's wedding is going to be like."
-- Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, regarding the recent public announcement that his teenage daughter Katherine is a lesbian. (He immediately followed that up with a muttered, "How much it's going to cost.")
Patrick and his daughter will be marching together in Saturday's Boston Pride Parade. Awesome.
Kate Harding is the author of Asking For It: The Alarming Rise of Rape
Culture--and What We Can Do About It, available from Da Capo Press in August 2015. Previously, she collaborated with Anna Holmes, Amanda Hess, and a cast of thousands on The Book of Jezebel, and with Marianne Kirby on Lessons from the Fat-o-Sphere. You might also remember her as the founding editor of Shapely Prose (2007-2010).
Kate's essays have appeared in the anthologies Madonna & Me, Yes Means Yes, Feed Me, and Airmail: Women of Letters. She holds an M.F.A. in fiction from Vermont College of Fine Arts and a B.A. in English from University of Toronto, and is currently at work on a Ph.D. in creative writing from Bath Spa University