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The Interview — Kate Hakala, Editor-in-Chief, HowAboutWe Media

Editor-in-Chief, HowAboutWe Media

Kate Hakala is the Editor-in-Chief of HowAboutWe Media. For the past two years, she has been contributing to and running Nerve.com, a long-established destination for honest, intelligent sex and culture coverage. Have any burning questions about love, sex and dating? Kate can probably answer them for you. Follow her on Twitter at @explikateme and single ladies, sign up for HowAboutWe

October 6, 2014

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Your greatest achievement:

Kate

My greatest achievement is being paid to do what I’ve been dreaming up since I was a little girl. It’s gratifying to know that this is what I do every day. I spread ideas and talk to fascinating people — I’m very grateful.

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One piece of advice you would give your 18 year old self:

Kate

You should absolutely say “yes” to life more often. Career opportunities, travel, late nights out with friends and strangers. This whole thing is just an experiment.

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Midnight snack of choice:

Kate

Ice cream. There’s absolutely no contest.

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Go-to workout song on your most recent playlist:

Kate

Any Outkast song will motivate me to groove and get my butt moving.

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At 9am each day, you are…

Kate

I’m at my desk in Chelsea, sipping on some yerba mate tea, and mapping out what my team will do for the day.

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Your dream dinner party guest:

Kate

I’d want to invite Joseph Campbell. Hearing that man speak about the origin of stories seems like it would be a near transcendent experience. I kind of doubt I’d get much eating done.

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A secret talent we should know about:

Kate

I can twitch my nose like a rabbit. It’s really weird.

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The pair of jeans you will never grow tired of.

Kate

I won’t ever get tired of my black skinny Levi’s. They’re classic and super flattering on pretty much everyone.

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Charity/charities you support:

Kate

I support the efforts of Planned Parenthood and donate when I can. Women’s health is something I am incredibly passionate about, and we need greater access to affordable healthcare.

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What do you love most about your work?

Kate

I love having the freedom to express myself, improve my work, and learn from whip-smart individuals who know the terrain. Also, let’s face it, the ability to talk frankly and openly about human sexuality and its significance is something I could never get sick of.

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