Kaitlyn S. C. Hatch
Pol.y.math —A person of wide-ranging knowledge &
skills with insatiable curiosity & a passion for learning
Bo.dhi.satt.va (aspirational)—A being inspired to bear
witness & get woke for the sake of all sentient beings
Phi.los.o.pher—A person engaged in deep thinking on
a philosophy, in this case, Buddhist teachings & practice
Hi! Let me tell you a bit about myself...
I used to really dislike it when folks asked me what I did, because what they were asking was what I got paid to do, not the fullness of my work in the world, what engages me, and what I'm passionate about or driven to do. As a polymath, there is never just one thing I can point to. I don't have an elevator pitch, or at least not one that won't require a very, very tall building.
I'm a dedicated dharma practitioner, student of Ani Pema Chödrön and follower of Radical Dharma. Practice is core to my life, and I'm always looking for new tools and ways of approaching my mind and cultivating awareness. I'm an insatiably curious and enthusiastic student —contemplating, meditating and studying on a daily basis. I am committed to working with my mind for the liberation of all beings. My current focus is on the poison of ignorance—noticing my implicit biases and unlearning habits of delusion.
Currently I'm the producer and host of Everything is Workable, a podcast that explores universal wisdom, social restoration, and the work of creating a world of inclusion, representation and sustainability.
I'm a writer and published author, having kept a blog in some form or another since 1999 and been writing book-length manuscripts since the age of twelve.
As an artist, I have worked with many mediums. My portfolio includes sculpture, animation, poetry, painting, drawing, leather-craft and embroidery. My current artistic focus is on creating detailed line drawings of traditional Tibetan Thangkas.
I also have 14 years experience in the non-profit/charity sector in Canada and the UK. My skill-set from this work includes graphic and print design, copywriting/editing, marketing, online communications, project management, fundraising, UX/UI design, and organisational skills—all things which help fuel and maintain my many projects, aspirations and ideas.
My aim in life is to be of the greatest benefit I can possibly be. Whether it's a project of my own conception or something in collaboration with others, my aim is to turn my aspirations for a better world into actions.
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For the last two years I've been working on Thangka inspired line drawings as part of my Buddhist practice. Each piece takes approximately a month to complete.
I begin with the grid, a traditional layout on which all Thangkas are created, and sketch out the initial form. Although these are very traditional pieces, I bring my own style to each one, studying how other artists depict the many Dakinis, Bodhisattvas and Buddhas.
I am completely self-taught but would love the opportunity to study under a Thangka master.
You can see the progress of these pieces on my Instagram feed and other Dharma Art pieces in The Gallery.
Everything is Workable is a podcast I started in 2015. This is a project I do to support my Buddhist practice and as a way of generating and dedicating the merit.
Generally, it's been about working with our minds and the many paths and tools available for doing that. But moving forward, I specifically want to look at effective social activism and how to remain open-hearted and open-minded while dismantling systemic oppression and standing up against discrimination and marginalisation.
I produce this podcast entirely on my own, so tips or ongoing patron support is greatly appreciated in keeping it going. Financial contributions help pay for hosting the podcast, the subscription to the sound editing software I use, and to upgrade equipment over time. Patronage enabled me to pay award winning singer/song writer Tejai Moore for writing a theme song for the show.