artist & activist

about Kate

I make art to raise awareness about workplace and domestic financial abuse, and to share resources with survivors.

photo by Andrea Scher
six freshly thrown mug bodies still on their bats


pay discrimination

I left my job at a top tech company in March 2020 after eight male colleagues with my title all disclosed that they made more money for the same work, and our employer refused to fix it.

sponging mug over tie dye apron


regulatory capture

I reported my employer to the EEOC, who opened an investigation. At first it looked hopeful. Then the agency started breaking its own rules. And the employer hired one of my case investigators.

It became clear to me that companies know there's no real enforcement of pay discrimination laws. To the contrary, regulatory processes are another channel they can use to retaliate without consequence.

"pay her more" mug held in hands wearing rainbow ring and rainbow painted nails. photo by andrea scher


financial abuse

My bank accounts and retirement savings will never recover from the harms I‘ve experienced, and it's not an option to return to tech after what I've been through.

Every purchase of a mug buys me time at either my pottery wheel or my writing desk, to heal and find my way forward.

From here you can:

photo by Andrea Scher