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Kathie Adams currently lives in Los Angeles, California. Growing up she changed schools often because of her dad’s profession, but was always the best math student. She formerly worked in an aerospace industry and currently works as a private practice psychotherapist. She has an undergraduate degree in psychology and engineering and graduate degrees in organizational management and psychology. During COVID-19, she joined the Auntie Sewing Squad and one hundred masks each week.
(00:00:57) Kathie Adams discusses her background, profession, and the mutual organizations she participated in leading up to her membership in the Auntie Sewing Squad. (00:05:01) Adams then explains how she participated in Auntie Care as a creator of soap and recipient of a pie. (00:09:43) She then explains how COVID-19 impacted her profession as a psychotherapist. (00:15:06) Adams discusses her activities during ASS retirement, particularly her participation in I Found a Quilted Heart. (00:25:54) She talks about her experiences in a male-dominated the aerospace industry and how the lack of female voices and representation affected her workplace. (00:30:00) Adams hopes that art like Kristina Wong’s plays will be recorded because they remind us how bad things were and moreover, she shares about how she held therapy workshops for Aunties. (00:35:45) Adams ends by saying that being at service, helping others doesn't have to be big, it can be as small as buying some coffee; small acts of kindness matter.
Georgina Marin; Nayialena Avraam
Adams, Kathie, "Interview with Kathie Adams" (2021). Auntie Sewing Squad Interviews. 60.