Bonderman Travel Fellowship

Katt Purington

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Social Work


2023 Fellows

Hometown: Newport News, VA and Seattle, WA

Travel Locations: Japan, Taiwan, the Philippines, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos

Katt is excited to become a boundless Bonderman Fellow. They will be exploring Japan, The Philippines, Thailand, Taiwan, Laos, and Cambodia as part of their fellowship. All in the frantic search for people like them who want to celebrate their strength, pride and tenacity as a queer person. People like them, who have formed their own countercultures through their necessity of human connection in a sometimes unkind world. Some groups will host their punk and/or drag shows, some will be hosting their annual Pride events.  All will provide transformative moments of self-assurance and pride.