13344614_10210399214802458_9007060027447329659_nKC was born and raised in Northern California, where she earned her degree in journalism from San Francisco State University. She worked as everything from a line cook to an assistant at a publishing company before transitioning to working on traditional sailing vessels. Since pursuing a maritime career, she has sailed up and down the west coast of the United States on traditional square rigged sailing ships. When not working on boats, she enjoys catching up with friends in the Bay Area, reading archaic books about bosunry and rigging, traveling by train, and building large interactive art with friends.


  1. Life Lessons
    August 20, 2012 at 5:31 am

    Just now read your blog for the first time thanks to Geek Feminism. You go!!!! You are awesome and keep up the good work.🙂 Every little thing helps.🙂

  2. Felicity Blake
    September 10, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    Hi KC.
    I live in Australia and your post about the DefCon cards was brought to my attention on Facebook by a (male) friend. I would like to buy a whole bunch of your cards to carry around in my purse for use on those occasions when you wish you had something like that with you. I’d get them for my friends, too. Would you consider selling them over the Internet? You could (as you mentioned) donate the profits to an organisation like the Sally Ride Science: https://sallyridescience.com/ — please let me know.

  3. May 6, 2014 at 1:10 am

    You go KC! As Felicity Blake, I read your post about DefCon and it will be great to know if you are going to sell them over the internet. It will be the only way to have them because I live in Italy…please let me know!

    • May 6, 2014 at 9:40 pm

      I have no interest in selling them.🙂 But you are more than welcome to create your own! I’m really not interested in doing any more work to promote that particular project these days.

  1. August 8, 2012 at 11:52 am

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