Hysterics is a blog (and podcast!), highlighting bodies outside the “norm.”

Alongside her own journey, Kate features other women and gender nonconforming folks voicing their experiences living in bodies often disregarded and misunderstood.

Hysterics Episode Three: Clay Bodies with Molly Morning-glory

In the latest episode of Hysterics, ceramic artist Molly Morning-glory gives us a look into how body image impacts her work, how we all have to overcome shame as a part of claiming ownership over our own bodies, and how her life size, expressive figures invite viewers to dance, laugh and even grimace.

This is the first in a series of episodes in which ceramics artists discuss the ways that bodies, their own or our cultural perceptions of them, impact their work - and how their work is effected by the bodies of those that view or use them.



Closing the Chapter on Diagnosis


I finally found a diagnosis, a doctor I trust, and the closure I’ve needed. Now its time to get to work rebuilding the aspects of my life that I’ve lost.

Youtube creator and disability advocate Jessica Kellgren-Fozard

Youtube creator and disability advocate Jessica Kellgren-Fozard

Reclaiming Hysteria: Disability Advocates have embraced Youtube - but the feeling isn’t mutual.

Demonetization and algorithm bias can dramatically affect the income of disabled creators seeking to raise awareness and share their stories.


About Kate


Kate Averett is a writer and podcaster sparking unique discussion at the intersections of gender, disability, chronic and mental illness. Kate received her MA in Art History from UNC Chapel Hill with a focus on representations of hysteria in horror films and popular culture.



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