Feature in Balanced Family Magazine

March 20, 2015


Honored to have our family story featured in the inaugural issue of Balance Family Magazine.
The story chronicles my year-long search to unearth my family's ancestral roots.
Read the story here, starting on page 18. 



 

Researching My Roots: Part IV Of My Series In The Irish American News

February 21, 2015


Katherine Mary V ... A story from this month's issue of the Ohio Irish American News
by Katherine Boyd

My great great grandmother was able to bring her family to the United States thanks to fashion; she was a dressmaker. And through her craft, she cobbled together enough money to bring herself and three young daughters to Boston after her husband died and left her a widow.

Even though they were poor and lived in the Roxbury section of Boston, the daughters always looked stunning. What they wore-...


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Is It Hot In Here, Or Is It Just Me?

February 13, 2015


They say a picture's worth a thousand words. What does this picture say?
It says the #1 killer of women is heart disease. And we need to end that.
So, today, I was honored to MC the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women Health Expo at the Cleveland Convention Center.
Heart disease isn't fun. But raising money to fight it should be.
And that's why these handsome Cleveland firefighters were invited to the party... to keep the ladies entertained.
And provide a little eye candy.
Did my heart go...
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Coming To A Theatre Near You...

February 3, 2015


Checked another item off my bucket list!
For two months now I've had to keep this under wraps. 
But, finally, I can share the news.
I got to act in a Hollywood movie!
Can't give much detail because we had to sign confidentiality agreements.
But, let's just day, if there was one movie that I'd love to be a part of, it was this one.
A friend reached out in December saying a Hollywood production company was in Cleveland and needed actors. And needed them tomorrow! Was I interested?
"Duh!" I replied.
Tha...
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Tweeting My Love For Cleveland!

January 20, 2015

Love Cleveland! Love Tweeting. 
So when InTheCle picked me to be their guest "Tweeter of the Week", well, I was tickled orange and brown.
For an entire week I get to tweet about all the things that make Cleveland amazing.
The food. The architecture. The people. THE BEER!
Where to start?
Well, of course, it would have to be the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame.
Follow my journey on Twitter at @InTheCle to see some of the places that make Cleveland one of the best cities on the planet.






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Win A Cleveland Prize Pack! Details here

January 18, 2015


So honored to be Tweeter of the Week for @InTheCle.
Been braggin' about Cleveland forever.
And lately, it seems, the rest of the world is catching on.
Finally!!!
Yes, Cleveland rocks.
And cooks.
And brews.
In celebration, I'm giving away a Cleveland Prize Pack.
This week I'm going to show you some of my favorite places in Cleveland.
And play a game with you.
It's called, "Where in Cleveland is Katherine?"
A few times a day, I'll tweet a pic of me somewhere in Cleveland.
For a chance to win, just tweet ba...

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Dead Men Do Tell Tales

January 15, 2015


Part 3 of my series, "Researching My Irish Roots," is published in the January issue of the Ohio Irish American News.
It shares details of the journey I've taken over the past year researching my Irish ancestors.
A journey that proved dead men do tell tales.
Read my story here, starting on page 3. 



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Tracing My Irish Roots-Part 2

December 5, 2014


For the past ten months I have been researching my family's history.
Who made the great journey to America? And when? And why?
Now I'm sharing details of my ancestral journey in a series of monthly articles published in the Ohio Irish American News.
Part 2 of the series explores my experience with having my DNA mapped. And how it uncovered, through science, where my ancestors lived hundreds, even thousands, of years ago.
Read the story here.
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Tracing My Irish Roots-Part 1

November 14, 2014


For the past nine months, I've spent every free minute researching my Irish roots. 
It's been painstakingly slow. Poring over document after document. Scouring for clues.
Eventually I had enough information that I booked a flight to Boston, where my ancestors started their American journey.
There, I met relatives I hadn't even known existed just a few months before. 
I connected with family I never knew.
And I flew home with a much better understanding and appreciation for who I am.
I'm documenting...
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"Finish Line Feeling" Book Review

September 19, 2014


Raped. Angry. Pegged as a lost cause.
Liz Ferro should have been a sad statistic. Instead, she escaped hell. And in this book Liz explains how you can too.

“No my friend, darkness is not everywhere, for here and there I find faces illuminated from within; paper lanterns among the dark trees.” --Carole Borges

I pulled this quote from “Finish Line Feeling,” Liz Ferro’s book.

It’s a powerful truth that makes me weep every time.

Liz went through hell.

Her childh...


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