Notebook and Pen

Kate Oczypok

Washington, DC based freelance writer

Welcome to my world! I am a woman who wears many hats—teacher, photographer and the purpose of this site, writer. I've loved writing ever since I was young and I am delighted to be doing it professionally now. I encourage you to read some of my work below to get a better idea of what I write.


A Bit About Me

My Bio

I was born in Pittsburgh, PA and moved to DC for college. I've been here ever since! I currently freelance for various publications in the mornings, teach piano to around 30 students in the after school hours and do family and portrait photography on occasional weekends. I live just north of DC with my fiancé and French bulldog. I love movies, reading (not just novels, I subscribe to around 10 magazines!), journaling and entertaining friends and family.


My Latest Work

Here are some of my latest pieces.

*Updated September 2021*

We Spoke with D.C.'s Homeless Residents

Building a Resilient Parish


My Writing: Local Publications

From Pittsburgh to DC to LA, here are some locally-based pieces of mine.

Check out a sampling of my published articles from local outlets below and get in touch for more.

Image by Kaitlyn Baker
Image by Thought Catalog

Interested in learning more? See below on how to contact me.


"I know, you're probably one of those cheerful people who dot their "i's" with little hearts." 

When Harry Met Sally (aka my favorite movie!)

A recent quote I love: "Gather friends and feed them, laugh in the face of calamity, and cut out all the things––people, jobs, body parts––that no longer serve you," from a new memoir called "Ladyparts" by Deborah Copaken.