Kat Walcott

Head of Social Media / Features Writer

Kat Walcott is a writer and social media expert who has been creating online content since she was a teenager. Her ability to write both formal, informative pieces as well as casual, editorial pieces has led to her work being featured in a variety of different online and offline publications. Topics she enjoys writing about the most include lifestyle, entertainment, culture and women’s issues. Kat is also a major foodie, music lover and has a great interest in other cultures. When she’s not busy writing, she’s likely browsing YouTube for new music, pop culture content and recipes. Kat holds a bachelor’s degree with honours in communication studies with a minor in sexuality studies from Carleton University.

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Local poet and writer Samukele Ncube has some ‘Things You Need to Hear Most’

Local poet and writer Samukele Ncube has some ‘Things You Need to Hear Most’

The past year has been . . . something to put it simply. The ongoing pandemic has added on an unprecedented amount of sadness, fear and uncertainty on top of our already stressful lives. Now, more than ever, we all need to take a moment, step back, and make our mental health a priority. Ottawa-based [...]

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Ottawa mom and advocate inspires with comic book to raise sickle cell awareness

Ottawa mom and advocate inspires with comic book to raise sickle cell awareness

Above: Nahomie Acelin, Ronald Felix and their three sons. Sickle cell disease is a relatively rare hereditary blood disorder, affecting approximately 5,000 Canadians. According to Health Canada, sickle cell is “...caused by abnormally shaped red blood cells that can impair blood flow, causing [...]

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Toronto’s Ley Vara is raising a “Red Flag” with soulful new single

Toronto’s Ley Vara is raising a “Red Flag” with soulful new single

Toronto R&B and soul singer Ley Vara is fresh on the scene, having made her debut in 2019 with the catchy single “I’m Scared.” Five singles later, and after accumulating over 500,000 streams on Spotify alone, Vara is back with her sixth single “Red Flag,” a notably darker [...]

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Megan Soo brings her own, unique flavour to K-pop with "Let Me Love Me"

Megan Soo brings her own, unique flavour to K-pop with "Let Me Love Me"

Twenty-four year old Megan Soo is doing it all. The Toronto born-and-raised multi-talent is an actress, dancer and social influencer – with almost 40k followers on Instagram alone – and she is now making the big step into the music scene with the recent release of her debut single “Let [...]

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Python Programming for Beginners makes coding kid-friendly, accessible and fun

Python Programming for Beginners makes coding kid-friendly, accessible and fun

Title: Python Programming for Beginners Author: Patricia Foster ISBN: 978-1646113880 Is your kid interested in a career in computer programming or app development? Then Patricia Foster’s new book Python Programming for Beginners is for them! Foster is a Carleton University graduate and [...]

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Kwende Kefentse: Advocate for the arts and CKCU's first Executive Director

Kwende Kefentse: Advocate for the arts and CKCU's first Executive Director

Unlike other major Canadian cities like Montreal and Toronto, Ottawa hasn’t yet fully cemented a cultural identity for itself, especially in terms of the arts – it is mostly known for being a government and tech hub. However, there has been a growing shift in recent years. Over the last decade [...]

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Ottawa music collective Cranium announces exciting lineup for 2020 festival

Ottawa music collective Cranium announces exciting lineup for 2020 festival

After the success of their inaugural festival last year, local urban music collective and organization CRANIUM is bringing back their Cranium Festival next month even bigger and better! The festival is going virtual this year because of COVID-19 and features over 15 of the most popular and promising [...]

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Ottawa’s Queenyy talks time spent in UK and new single ‘That Way’

Ottawa’s Queenyy talks time spent in UK and new single ‘That Way’

Photo credit: Connor Tadao (FLEE NORMALITY) Ottawa musician Queenyy is known for her smooth voice and R&B-influenced beats. However, after an exciting time spent in the UK, recording music at a historic venue, and working alongside seasoned British record producer Marcus Damon, she is ready to [...]

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Canadian Museum of Nature goes virtual

Canadian Museum of Nature goes virtual

The Canadian Museum of Nature has been closed since early spring in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and while they are not ready to open their doors quite yet, they’ve just made an exciting announcement! All of the museum’s main galleries can now be explored virtually through a stunning 360-tour [...]

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Government of Canada recognizes Black History with four new designations

Government of Canada recognizes Black History with four new designations

On the eve of Emancipation Day, Aug. 1st, the Government of Canada has just made a major announcement with the declaration of four new Black History historic designations. The following is the official release from Parks Canada: “Canada’s national historic persons, places, and events need [...]

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