Catherine LaSota

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Catherine LaSota is a writer, creativity coach, and community builder. She is founder of the Resort writing community and host of the Cabana Chats podcast on writing & community, as well as founder of the LIC Reading Series (2015-2020). She lives with her husband and two young children in New York, and you can follow her adventures in higher education, bartending, SCUBA diving, and more @catherinelasota and @TheResortLIC.

Stories

Cover Photo: A dark red cocktail in a rocks glass garnished with a cherry
How My Maker’s Manhattan Made Me

I felt I had something to prove. But the Manhattan, unchanged since its nineteenth-century origins, has nothing to prove.

Oct 04, 2022
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Two Freelance Artists and a Baby

“A baby has two superpowers: the ability to suck productive time out of a day and the ability to bleed a wallet dry.”

Sep 13, 2017
Cover Photo: Tallulah Pomeroy
A Room of One’s Own: Sharing (Brain) Space with My Baby

“My former home office, with its glorious door separating it from our bedroom, is now our son’s domain.”

Jul 18, 2017
Cover Photo: Tallulah Pomeroy
Postpartum Tea: Taking Care While Changing Identity

“It is a bewildering and lonely thing to be so attached to another human and also feel so adrift and so alone.”

May 26, 2017
Cover Photo: Tallulah Pomeroy
The Productive Artist-Mother

How becoming a parent helped me set more reasonable creative goals.

Mar 28, 2017
Cover Photo: Photo by D. Billy / flickr
Becoming an Artist and a Parent in NYC

“In many ways, I’m back where I started—except now I’m almost twenty years older, and I have a kid.”

Jan 31, 2017
Cover Photo: Azzy/photo by Catherine LaSota
Annie Dillard, Azzy, and Me: On Motherhood and Loss

“I was left dazed and sad and missing my cat while tending to a newborn.”

Dec 21, 2016
Cover Photo: photo by Quinn Dombrowski/flickr
How to Be a (Sober) Pregnant Woman in America

“Having been alive as a woman for several decades in the United States, I was not shocked by the control being exerted on women’s bodies.”

Jul 06, 2016
Cover Photo: Tallulah Pomeroy
15 Minutes with Gabriel

Kayaking, Bill Murray, and Christmas trees in New York.

Dec 22, 2015