If you haven't figured it out yet--but I know you have cause you're smart like that ;) --my name is Kat Lewis. Welcome to my universe. Here you'll find that things like diamonds, daggers, stilettos and glam fashion all coexist with a bad-to-the-bone feminine vibe. Because why not?
A little about me: I was born, raised, and currently live in Oklahoma. I'm the organized, bossy, and visionary third child (of seven sibs). I'm an unrepentant extrovert. I love serving my community and currently serve as the president of Oklahoma Christian Fiction Writers (OCFW) and serving within my local church. And my deepest hearts desire is to make a real time, big impact in this world.
Only in the last year has the answer to that statement begin to unveil itself. As I thought of who I could impact the answer was a long time coming but it smacked me in the face with it's obviousness. I can impact women like me.
Passionate. Ambitious. Unique. Brown boss babes...who grapple with finding a place to express their unique perspective. Women who struggle to navigate the opinions, expectations, and values of two different and often competing cultures, and come out the other side whole and confident in their identity.
That's my story. Raised within an affluent white community, growing up I struggled to identify with my African American culture in a positive way. It created an identity dichotomy that often left me reeling in confusion and rejection. Until my mom hit me with a statement that has forever reshaped my life. She said: stop trying to fit in when you were born to standout. It wrecked my world. Was all of this pain on purpose, for a purpose? And if so, what could that be? As I began to delve into this concept, I realized that I'd spent my whole life trying to fit into either the black or white "box". I couldn't see that all of my experiences created these beautiful ridges that slowly and surely transformed me into a diamond--a complex prism created from high impact--and I would never be able to squeeze myself into those holes. I wasn't supposed to! My heritage complexity, personality, all my experiences create a forcefield of radiance that draws people in and gives me so much room to speak life and truth into a variety of situations, both cultural and personal.
My diamond identity is a gift to the world...and so is yours!
So this is my start in getting my message, my story out into the world. By writing entertaining, thrilling fiction that stars black, Hispanic, Asian, and Native American women embarking on our same identity journey to embrace their heritage and themselves. By gathering together other culturally diverse boss babes so we can uplift, encourage, inform, and motivate each other. And creating an atmosphere that allows us to celebrate our heritage cultures.
Confidence through community...that's my mission. I can't wait to meet other diamonds like me.