Kate Harding is the author of Asking For It: The Alarming Rise of Rape Culture–and What We Can Do About It (DaCapo Lifelong Press), Previously, she collaborated with Anna Holmes, Amanda Hess, and a cast of thousands on The Book of Jezebel, and with Marianne Kirby on Lessons from the Fat-o-Sphere (Perigee). You might also remember her as the founding editor of Shapely Prose (2007-2010).
Kate’s essays have appeared in the anthologies Madonna & Me, Yes Means Yes, Feed Me, and Airmail: Women of Letters. As a freelance writer, she’s extremely proud to have been published in outlets called Bitch, Jezebel, Dame and Broad(sheet), among others.
Kate holds an M.F.A. in fiction from Vermont College of Fine Arts and a B.A. in English from University of Toronto. She’s currently at work on a Ph.D. in creative writing from Bath Spa University and very pleased to be joining The Loft Literary Center as a teaching artist in fall 2015.
A longtime Torontonian and Chicagoan, Kate recently moved to Minneapolis with her husband and two dogs.