Katie Drummond

Katie Drummond

The Extreme Self


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Contributor since:May 2009
Location:N to the YC

About Me

I'm a full-time heath & science writer at Sphere and a contributing editor at True/Slant. I also contribute military health news to Danger Room at Wired.com, and have recently written for Marie Claire, World Politics Review and Next American City.

My first foray into journalism came in middle school - at a French-speaking plaid-kilt-wearing educational institute somewhere in the Canadian tundra. It was there that I decided to start my own newspaper, to disseminate my sarcasm and attitude problem among my peers. We lasted three issues.

From there I started to freelance, and when I became a medium-sized fish in a small Canadian lake, I decided to move to New York, and become a spore in a vast journalistic ocean. The adventure continues.

I try to parallel my personal interests with my professional work - so most of my writing has some connection to health, science and animal rights.

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You can also find me:

At Danger Room on Wired's website.

Or on Twitter @katiedrumm.

Otherwise, I'm either triathloning, eating, breaking my pelvis, or sleeping. Extreme, I know.



I'm Known For...

Breaking bones and not noticing. Sneering at your non-vegan food and then pretending I didn't. Wearing the same two shirts (grey shirt, blue shirt).

My Current Project

All things extreme.

My Greatest Achievement

Getting married without a wedding.

My Biggest Regret

Childhood affinity for Hamburger Helper.

I Truly Respect

My sisters.

Moments I'd Like To Forget

The span of years from 7th-grade "blue hair gelled into devil horns" to 11th-grade "I think the knee socks work with Dickies"...

How I Pay For This Wardrobe

All $30-worth of it?

Blocks I've Been Around

Mostly Canadian ones. But I've run around a lot them.

Where I'd Like To Be 10 Years From Now

A metropolis.

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What I'm Currently Addicted To...

White-and-orange, knee-high, recovery socks. With workout clothes, or underneath workday slacks. Why not?

This Is Annoying Me...

Inability to swim.

This Is Making Me Worry...

I find kombucha peculiarly delicious.

This Is Bringing Me Joy...

Finally, a year without Christmas.

I'm Running From...

The swimming pool. Can't triathlons have a different third sport? Bowling?

This Is Helping Me Create...

TweetDeck. I am creating a social-networking empire.

This Makes My Teeth Itch

Needless double - or even triple - pushes on the same elevator button. YES it is going to the 10th floor. Relax.

Can't Do Without

Ezekiel cinnamon-raisin toast.

My Secret Ambition

Full-arm sleeves.

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