The term “Catcall” ignites complex emotions in the hearts and minds of many women. It recalls the ongoing oppression of sexism and illuminates the frustration and suffering women experience as society perpetuates systemic inequalities.
We’re turning catcalling on its head.
Now is the time of reclamation. We’re calling out to women, non-binary folks, the queer community, and allies to share intersectional and personal stories, reflections, thoughts, ideas, rants, and observations that we see in the everyday. Catcall is a collection of our histories; our human stories; the things that make us laugh, cry, cringe; the everyday struggles we have; the issues we face; the change we demand; and the musings of shes, theys, and gays living in our world today who inspire us to keep going.
Join the conversation. It’s time we Catcall back.
Catcall – Founded by Kelcie McKenney – 2015
Editor-in-Chief / Founder
Kelcie McKenney (she/her)is a writer, editor, and artist who is passionate about feminism. She currently works as Strategy Director at The Pitch , where she writes and edits for Kansas City’s alternative magazine. You can find Kelcie on Instagram with #kcdaddy, where she talks about her three-legged cat Luna, thrift finds, and ways to overthrow the patriarchy.
Emily Park (she/her) is a Kansas City-based journalist, passionate about giving a voice to those who don’t always have one. From news to features to business-to-business reporting, she’s done it all. (Features are her favorite though.) In her free time you can find Emily playing games, reading, streaming, or hanging out with her furry babies, Sutton the dog and Salem the cat.
Sam Danley (he/him) is journalist and writer obsessed with queer history and current events. Former host of Pink Lemonade, a podcast highlighting drag performers throughout the midwest, he currently works as a reporter covering the food industry. His work spans playwriting (with a script staged by KC’s Coterie Theatre) and sociolinguistics (with research published by the NYU School for Experimental Humanities & Social Engagement). When he isn’t writing, he’s probably walking his husband or hanging out with his pets.
Poet Jen Harris
Poet Jen Harris (she/her) is a creative entrepreneur & performance artist. Her ongoing community projects include The Writing Workshop KC & Kansas City Poetry Slam. Featured on NPR, TEDx, Button Poetry, Write About Now Poetry & Netflix Queer Eye, Harris is the author of 3 books of poetry, confessional assortments of her queer life in America.
Justina Kellner is a Kansas City portrait and wedding photographer with a passion for creativity. You’ll find her hands in every possible medium of the arts including digital and film photography, painting, drawing, music, and even a touch of ballet. As a well grounded Capricorn, she also manages an online closet of upcycled trendy clothing, because everything should be recycled – change her mind.
Katelyn Betz is an artist from Kansas City. She got her degree in Graphic Design from Missouri State University, and loves to paint, shoot photos, and make comics. A lot of her work is open to playing with a traditional feminine design style, in a world where feminine things aren’t taken seriously. Katelyn believes that all art has a place; even if it is “girly,” and that being “girly” in the art world is dope—even if a couple of old guys don’t think so.
Social Media Intern
Max Sheffield-Baird (they/them) is a writer and marketing strategist who’s passionate about racial and economic justice. Max is a parent of a rambunctious infant and is a student at Colorado State University and is expected to graduate in July 2021. In their dwindling free time (hello parenthood!), they enjoy podcasts, reading fantasy and non-fiction, and educating people on kyriarchy on the internet.
With Special Thank To
Kylee Alvarez is a Kansas City-based designer + creative and a graduate of the University of Kansas. She is a content creator, graphic designer, and fine artist with a passion for a multitude of mediums. Outside of work you can find her wandering around with her cameras, watching YouTube videos, reading a good book, or planni
Katie Harbinson is a Kansas City transplant with a background in political campaigns. She is passionate about disability representation, breaking down the gender binary, and homoerotic undertones in her favorite TV shows. When not trying to convince her partner that they need to adopt another dog, Katie can be found consuming copious amounts of coffee and sarcastically commenting on the current political climate.
Abigail Rommel (Big Gail) likes long walks anywhere but a sandy beach and intends to rule the world one of these days. Also, she is fluent in Sarcasm and proficient in Pig Latin. She is currently in recovery from commenting on every news article about Trump she sees in her news feed. If you wish to reach her, it may be difficult because she tends to let her inbox fill up, until she reaches 100 unread messages. But, she will respond, eventually.