KACIE MARIE ANSWERS THE KITTEN LIFE QUESTIONNAIRE
Indie starlet Kacie Marie is a feminist, sex-pot, total kitten.
A singer, artist, model, photographer, and film maker, Kacie dips her kitten paws into pools of all things beautiful.
Her first independent EP, Girls From Mars, falls under the self-proclaimed "Psychedelic Doo-Wop" genre, which is everything you can imagine it would be and more. That album, and her latest, Silver Planet, are full of groovy, sparkly, lusty songs of love and loss, for which she creates vivid cinematic visuals to accompany them.
While creating music and music videos are her focus in New York, Kacie wants to travel the world, dreams of world peace, true equality, and wishes to see through every goal she’s ever set.
She uses her platform and strong feminist voice to bring awareness to and raise money for causes close to her heart. She's attended rallies for women's health issues (Planned Parenthood), the environment (disaster relief for Puerto-rico) and protests against corrupt government policies. She's raised money for various causes, including the Standing Rock tribe in protest of Dakota Pipeline, and hurricane relief for Puerto Rico, and is always looking for the next way she can use her artistic platform to help charity,
In the images above, Kacie can be seen wearing a handmade scarf by From A Friend of Mine.
The Kitten Life Questionnaire x Kacie Marie
1. What is your present state of mind?
As musings and daydreams drift by my mind daily in flirtation, I appreciate the warmth of its distraction but let them pass by like a cool breeze in summer. I have a very busy and creative mind that is constantly whirling, creating, dreaming; and sometimes... it gets confusing and overwhelming up there. With my utmost concentrated energy, I focus.
I of course recognize the visions in passing to decide if I should pause to listen.
Sing. Yoga. Write. Sing. Yoga. Write. (And everything else that comes in-between)
2. What’s your sign?
I'm a Libra on the cusp to Scorpio. Oct. 21st.
3. What is your favourite vice?
Coffee. Liquor. Flirtation.
4. Puppies or kittens?
Fuck. This might be the hardest decision I have to make all day. Fuck. Okay Kittens. (Pets imaginary kittens and puppies in my mind) Maybe Puppies? Ugh, I can’t!!!
5. What is your most prized possession?
My bike, because it gets me everywhere I need to go and is a symbol of health, happiness and forward moving.
Also, my deer head because it is irreplaceable and unique. I took ownership of it from my dad many years ago, as It used to hang in my childhood home but now travels with me, moving from apartment to apartment over the years. It adorns and overlooks each one of my spaces as the royalty that he is, and a pure symbol of life and death. I can’t change the past fate of this once living creature, but I can praise him in his afterlife with respect and care.
Also, my laptop. Because I can create videos and art with the world at my fingertips.
6. If you could be any plant what would you be?
A nepenthes. This would not have been my plant choice in the past, but upon learning a lot about them within this past year (because of the fact that my roommate has a greenhouse in our back yard specializing in nepenthes) I began to adore this plant because of the passion love and attention that's put into them by my green thumbed roommate. Plus, nepenthes are exquisite and other worldly looking, colourful, carnivorous, and produce a sweet sugar-like substance that even I have tried tasting. They pretty much specifically look erogenous, and are brilliant hunters.
Patiently and quietly awaiting for its next prey to find attraction within its sweet and wicked beauty. The bug prey (or bigger ones in the wild can digest mice) find their sad but beautiful doom, and so the circle of life continues. They also love classical music, as most flowers do.
Plus if I was a Nepenthes, I would probably end up being in the greenhouse of my fun and awesome roommate, so we could still hang out.
7. What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Wow... perfect happiness. My mind is racing running to and from locations, situations, colours, dreams, lives, trying to feel what pulses most deeply as to choose, my perfect happiness. And I don’t know that I can, as ‘Happiness’ and its depth of the meaning change throughout life
span(s). I also very much like the concept of reincarnation, mostly because I want endless opportunities to fulfill all the ways of living and loving creating in any form that I could be blessed with.
Perfect Happiness to me is a mixture of nature, music, intimacy, creating, adventure, dancing, spontaneity, mischief, rain, the blue hour, vinyl, and every possible nuance that comes in- between.
Although, I do keep helplessly visiting a bamboo tree house in the rainforest in my mind, while I write out the reasoning for why I can’t state what my perfect happiness is.
8. What’s the first thing you would buy if you moved into a new space?
Cleaning products and a candle from the local deli-bodega-market. The candle section at bodegas are sometimes seemingly impressive, no matter how small (especially in New York) so I always make it a tradition to buy one with the positive intention of being a local consumer, and a flame to light as symbol of a new beginning; after cleaning the space top to bottom.
9. What is your favourite colour?
I always first see green in my mind when asked this question. I can’t help but think of big green leaves and the way they look when you’re lying underneath looking up; a silhouette to the camera but deep green glow to the eye. Green to me has always been a symbol of life,
harmony, and positivity.
10. If you could teleport at exactly this moment, where would you go?
11. What’s your recurring dream/nightmare?
Being chased or having to fight, are my only reoccurrences.
12. What piece of art has made an impression on you?
Blue Nude by Picasso, The Self Portrait Paintings of Francis Bacon, and the photograph Larmes by Man Ray.
13. What’s the most romantic experience you’ve had?
I don’t kiss and tell, sorry.
14. What is the smell of sex?
It’s hard to describe the smell of sex because sex would be used as my adjective to describe. Salty sweat, subtle coconut. That’s all I will admit to listing for now.
15. What do you wish you could relive?
I would relive my middle school monthly dances. Every single one of them. Dark, Lusty, Inexperienced, Handsy, Sweaty, Dirty Dancing evenings untainted.
90’s R&B ringing like an awakening dream of love with trajectory of the beginnings of being a teenager.
16. What is consciousness?
Although studies haven’t found a way to measure or calculate consciousness (look what the internet just taught me); to me, consciousness is awareness. Awareness of our own state of mind and the energy within and around it, and understanding how that can change/shift/evolve (or not) among other vibrations of energy fields. Understanding that all life is living no matter how minuscule. Understanding that everything is - unless it isn’t.
The laws of attraction, I think, are an interesting and direct way to ‘test’ energy as a category of consciousness by comparing the manifestations of negative to positive- thoughts, words, and actions.
17. Who do you most admire?
I most admire my Mother. She was/is my first symbol of Woman, and what it means to be that. Through quiet teachings of example, I’ve seen her overcome odds with relentless strength in the face of cultural repression towards women.
18. What is your advice for future generations?
To future generations I’d say: Know the power of Love.
Use your power for good.
Be kind to others with relentless understanding.
Be kind to yourself with the same intention.
Respect preserve and revive nature to the best of your ability.
Unite and overthrow groups of moral corruption.
To future generations of artists: Daydream, conceptualize, manifest, create, and share! It’s good enough, and the world deserves to see, hear, feel it. You are good enough.
19. What is the meaning of life?
The meaning of life... is to Feel.
...is being given the chance to Create.