I grew up in Germany, an alien in a world that wasn't mine until I sold almost everything and moved to California. Now, the world is my home.
For most of my life, I tried to fit in. I tried to be who people wanted me to be. I tried to talk less. I tried to fit the labels others assigned. Challenged by a young man on the verge of his transition to becoming himself, I started to question my assumptions, labels, prejudices. I began a journey of exploring myself and my sexuality, finding my voice and my style. I fell in love with humans, with this planet, even with myself, and decided to dedicate my life to fighting for humanity.
You don't have to meet the expectations. You don't have to fit into the boxes. Dare to question the status quo. Your voice matters. Make it heard.
Fucking fight for what you believe in—and for yourself.
Kate Hildenbrand Show (Video + Audio)
In early 2019, I started my Youtube channel, originally to talk about my passion of writing, share readings from my books, and to discuss books I read. Slowly, the channel merged into more than a reading channel and books are now barely ever a topic. I talk about discovering who I am and how I fit into this world, humanity and the environment, and any other topic that I feel like talking about. You can find rants in defense of Harry Potter or cannabis, story readings of the first chapters of my novels, but also detailed explanations on environmental issues and biodiversity. The connecting factor: me. As an autistic woman, there were a lot of "me" versions over time. Now, I am discovering who I am without my mask and taking you along—babbling happily about my special interests and the insufferability of modern humanity. Watch the videos or check out the podcast episodes.
Writing is my passion. When I was younger, I fled into fictional words, reading book after book after book. Later, I started writing poetry and short stories. Soon, novels followed. Over the years, I've improved my writing, published a few books. On this website, you can read my essays about minimalism, sustainability, and living a life worth living. Read my words.