Sgi (thank you) for being here. A-yv Ge-di-e-la-ni da-gwa-do-a. My name is Kaitlin.
The hyphenated language you are seeing is the phonetics version of Middle Cherokee. Tsa-la-gi a-yv. I am Cherokee.
Kaitlin W. Blaylock is a graduate student with the Academy of Art University in the Fashion Journalism M.A. program and a freelance writer specializing in feature stories and an experienced volunteer in news and radio broadcasting. She has strong interests in community, history, culture, and music.
Kaitlin is a graduate of Western Carolina University in Communications, concentrating in broadcasting and an art minor emphasizing photography. Coursework included social media, nonlinear video editing, and an internship with Clear Channel Asheville which encompassed photographing remotes and live events and voice tracking. Blaylock created and co-hosted Wind Song Talk Show discussing news and issues relevant to Native American communities which aired on WWCU FM Power 90.5. After college, she worked as the Afternoon Drive Personality of 540 AM WRGC in Sylva, NC.
Kaitlin Blaylock is from Cherokee, North Carolina and an enrolled member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI).