Kat on being a boss woman

What makes Kat, Kat?

Vocalist. Dancer. Model. I do musical theater and film. Within my career, I bring a lot of importance to healing, growth, mental health and trauma processing. The given career I’m in, I have to hustle every single day. But, I’m also showing when I’m not okay.

Right now, especially in the digital age, it’s so easy to just make people feel bad about themselves because “Oh, that person has it all.” But, I never want anyone to look at me and think that I’m not struggling. I would rather have them know that “Wow she’s getting her shit done but she’s also really struggling.”  I always want to show people that I’m constantly growing, healing while also killing the game.

Tell me about how you deal with rejection and how do you move on from it?

It’s really important to understand that rejection is not equivalent to a personal attack. It almost never has anything to do with you.

I also let myself feel rejected. When I am rejected, I wallow, I cry and I eat the cake. I give that space because if I don’t, then I am just going to go into the next part of life that fear of being rejected. It’s inevitable to be rejected, socially, emotionally and any way. If you allow yourself to get rejected, it gets easier.

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What’s the hardest lesson you had to learn about yourself?

The hardest lesson is that my critical self is never going to go away. I’m very hard on myself in every situation. I feel like I was looking for a fix for so many things for so long. “I want to fix my mental health. I want to fix my critical self and my anxiety.” But, now I’m interested in navigating through it, opposed to fixing it.

But, mostly one thing I’ve been really thinking about lately, is that I finally have been able to make myself my own foundation in my life. I learned that my foundation of my life could not be something that can be taken away from me. It can’t be in my relationship and it can’t even be in my career. Learning how the root of my life and everything that I learn from, think from, emotionally, mentally is, is within myself. I feel like I have gained this new sense of power because of that. It doesn’t mean I’m not affected by rejection, for example. I know that Kat Khan has the ability of getting through that and that’s huge. I feel like I grew up.

So, what is something that you are working on right now that you are proud of and want to share?

Career wise, I got into musical theater program in London like London, England. Also, I’m in a very competitive program. I’m in the York University Acting Conservatory.


But, mostly one thing I’ve been really thinking about lately, is that I finally have been able to make myself my own foundation in my life. I learned that my foundation of my life could not be something that can be taken away from me. It can’t be in my relationship and it can’t even be in my career. Learning how the root of my life and everything that I learn from, think from, emotionally, mentally is, is within myself. I feel like I have gained this new sense of positionality and power because of that. It doesn’t mean I’m not affected by rejection, for example. I know that Kat Khan has the ability of getting through that and that’s huge. I feel like I grew up.

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So, what’s next for you?

I’m planning on really resting, consciously resting. So, sleep too! *laughs* I’m excited for summer and breathing.