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About cat_tyc

Cat Tyc is a Brooklyn based filmmaker/video artist making a documentary about style & exchange called SWAP. She gets weepy watching "Project Runway" marathons and loves her Marc Jacobs skirt more than you.
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Coming of Age, Coming to Now: Prom Changes LIVES

I have told this story on my site before, but I wanted to return to it because I want to revisit at least one of these drafts. It’s the story of my prom dress. I found it at the bottom of

90210-prom-kingqueen

Coming of Age, Coming to Now: Prom Changes LIVES

I have told this story on my site before, but I wanted to return to it because I want to revisit at least one of these drafts. It’s the story of my prom dress. I found it at the bottom of

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Happy Spring from Cat Tyc’s Neighborhood Trees!

Your reactions to my knitting piece (from sheepish confessions of a shared hatred of knitting to outrage for even considering that knitting & feminism have any relationship at all) were simply fantastic. I’m still ruminating on the knitting, but I wanted to

1328635046-treesweaters

Happy Spring from Cat Tyc’s Neighborhood Trees!

Your reactions to my knitting piece (from sheepish confessions of a shared hatred of knitting to outrage for even considering that knitting & feminism have any relationship at all) were simply fantastic. I’m still ruminating on the knitting, but I wanted to

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IT’S COOL YOU ARE SO INTO KNITTING

For years, I have smiled blankly as friends broke out their scarves-in-progress or told me about the awesome yarn they were using. They ask me to touch their yarn squares and then I nod as if to say, “Yes, so much

Screen Shot 2012-04-06 at 11.56.43 AM

IT’S COOL YOU ARE SO INTO KNITTING

For years, I have smiled blankly as friends broke out their scarves-in-progress or told me about the awesome yarn they were using. They ask me to touch their yarn squares and then I nod as if to say, “Yes, so much

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Clothing Swapaholics: A Bitersweet Tale

The women in my family have a way of speaking. It’s a prattle, a finished shopping list of things. Deals. Everything is a deal. Everyone wants to make a deal. A language of huntresses and conquest. This shirt? $2. That

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Clothing Swapaholics: A Bitersweet Tale

The women in my family have a way of speaking. It’s a prattle, a finished shopping list of things. Deals. Everything is a deal. Everyone wants to make a deal. A language of huntresses and conquest. This shirt? $2. That

Still from my film, Swap.

The Ethical Quagmire of “Fast Fashion”

The other day a friend of mine suggested to another that she go to H&M to revamp her wardrobe for spring, and I held my tongue–which was sort of shocking to me because I am working on a film project

Still from my film, Swap.

The Ethical Quagmire of “Fast Fashion”

The other day a friend of mine suggested to another that she go to H&M to revamp her wardrobe for spring, and I held my tongue–which was sort of shocking to me because I am working on a film project

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Agnes Varda: Ode to the Patron Saint of Lady Filmmakers

A few years ago, the artists A.K. Burns and Katherine Hubbard were cutting hair as performance at the Recess Gallery in Soho.  As my cut was happening, I was telling them about how I wanted to do this movie about

Agnes Varda-2

Agnes Varda: Ode to the Patron Saint of Lady Filmmakers

A few years ago, the artists A.K. Burns and Katherine Hubbard were cutting hair as performance at the Recess Gallery in Soho.  As my cut was happening, I was telling them about how I wanted to do this movie about