About Me- old

About Me- old

Kitty Bradshaw is an Online Influencer, Freelance Travel Writer and soon to be Author. Upon moving to New York in 2007, she created a local blog for recent transplaints new to NYC called KittyBradshaw.com. After 10 years, Bradshaw realized that it was time to pursue new challenges. She relocated back to Los Angeles and officially retired the site in 2016.

A Passionate Traveler, Brand Ambassador, and Lifestyle Influencer that currently splits residences between New York, Los Angeles, and Hawaii. When Bradshaw is not busy traveling, stalking airfare glitches,  or watching classic films – you can find her on the beaches of Waikiki hanging out with friends.  Some of her more memorable trips can be found through the digital pages of Tourist Meets Traveler, Black Enterprise Magazine, and YRB Magazine to name a few.  She also can been found providing commentary– past clips can be found on CNN.com, and The New York Times (print).

Kitty Bradshaw’s motto is, “How do we know unless we try it.” Her adventures have taken her to Africa, Europe, Asia, and of course North America.

Story of Me.. in MLA format.

My career in writing appeared out of no where when I discovered a passion for drafting sentiments for homemade creating greeting cards for family around the age of 9 years old.   I wasn’t formally trained nor did I think this gift would be a means to support myself financially.  Not long after, short passages led to poetry.  I quickly discovered that poetry was a means of escape from abusive situations as a child.  Hundreds of poems later I came to the realization that I had a talent.  How does a 12 year old know that they have a gift?  No one ever told me if they were good… I just knew that this was something that God gave me that no one else could beat out of me.  The poems never made me feel ugly or suicidal– it was a gift.

A few years later, the internet was born and I began moderating for college message boards which included the creation of forum topics through short stories. Again, I want to stress that no one trained me on how to keep audiences engaged… it was something that came naturally.

In 2000, I met my one true love, New York City.  She infiltrated every creative bone in my body— I was caught up in the rapture of her possessive love!  I couldn’t be without her.  She was the subject of every dream, conversation, vision, and fantasy.  I spent a lot of money traveling back and forth between Los Angeles to NYC just so I could smell her rotten air.  Honestly, I know for fact people were tired of me talking about NYC all the time so it was no surprise when I decided to move to the east coast in 2005.   I started out in Maryland doing graphic design work for porn companies, then I thought I would move to NJ.  My New Jersey stint lasted for 60 days until I eventually made the move to NYC in 2007. The blogging boom started around 2005 and I started to moderate for pioneers in the industry.  I didn’t think Blogging would be a thing until I came across one of the greats, Necole Bitchie.  Not only was she killing it in the blogging world, she created a platform to develop new writers called the Urban Blogger.  I learned as much as I could from Necole then went on to create my own destiny.  My alter ego Kitty Bradshaw was born.

On June 9, 2008, I started a blog site after my namesake covering New York Lifestyle exclusively. My blog was meant to be small, and obscure. That plan went out the window as soon as I was signed on to become a GAP Brand Ambassador in 2009. From day one of conception, I treated my personal blog as if it were a storefront business which included creating a business plan, strategic branding, and tangible goals.  Following that model helped me secure contracts with the Gap, Toyota, Best Buy, General Motors, Cabot Cheese, and Hilton Worldwide.  Later down the road I went on to be a member of the Wendy Williams social media team.  During my time working under the Queen of Media, I created content for the Wendy Show website, and show recaps for her appearances on Dancing with the Stars.  I also worked with the Dr. Phil Show during season 13 of his talk show working with producers to generate social media commentary to be featured on the show.  In addition to writing, I have worked with numerous brands to host a wide variety of events which include product, campaign, contest launches as well as focus groups.  A few of my most memorable hosting gigs included the McDonald’s Flavor Battle Competition, Johnson & Johnson Girl Talk Campaign, and the Best Buy in-store Blogger Meet-n-Greet.  As do all things in life, the blog evolved, relocated, redesigned, burned down, resurrected…. and finally retired in 2016.

Currently, I am pursuing my dream of becoming an author. While I figure out what direction I am going in with my books, I pay the bills by working as a freelance travel writer. My work can be seen in Black Enterprise Magazine and YRB Magazine. I also provide social commentary; you can find me sounding off from time to time on CNN.com and The New York Times (print).