Katiy Heath

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KATIY HEATH is an essayist from Saint Joseph, Missouri. Her obsessions include women who bathe, women who work, and women who witness. She currently is writing a memoir about her experience moderating focus groups for skincare companies. Read more from her at CHEAP POP, Pigeon Pages, and XRAY Lit.  

Stories

Cover Photo: Photograph by Laura Chouette/Unsplash
I Traded My Image for Money, Now I Want It Back

The largest archive of footage of myself, ages twenty-three to thirty-years-old, never belonged to me but is owned by brands.

Jan 21, 2021
Cover Photo: Photo by Christian Gertenbach/Unsplash
What Does It Take to Be a Woman Who Has It All?

When we look at women who work, what remains unseen and what is expected to remain hidden?

Dec 03, 2020
Cover Photo: Photograph by Eugenia Maximova/Unsplash
How Years of Running Beauty Focus Groups Nearly Destroyed Me

I am the only one in the room who is neither asked nor allowed to answer: “How does that make you feel?”

Oct 20, 2020
Cover Photo: Detail from Edgar Degas' "The Tub" (1886)/Musée d'Orsay
Why Bathing Is More Than Self-Care—It’s Art

To be female and to bathe is to always be prepared for onlookers.

Aug 13, 2020