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Thick & Thin

Thick & Thin

By Katy Bellotte
The musings of a millennial girl living in New York City about life, love & everything in between.
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The revenge dress
In this extra special Valentine's Day special of Thick & Thin I answer some light-hearted questions about love & also discuss the story of Princess Diana's 1994 "revenge dress." Valentine's Day can really stir up our emotions so I hope this episode will leave everyone feeling confident and hopeful. // Try Gladskin: http://gladskin.com/ // Follow me on Instagram: @katybellotte
44:53
February 13, 2020
The power of words, black history month & Toni Morrison
This episode of Thick & Thin is all about the power of WORDS, books & written thought. I explore the life of Toni Morrison and the waves she made in literature, particularly in black American literature. We pay homage to Toni, her courage and her talent, as well as discussing my own personal experiences surrounding the power that books & words have in our world. // My keynote talk in South Carolina details: https://allevents.in/columbia/usc-fashion-week-keynote-speaker-katy-bellotte/200018950288036 // Gladskin Eczema cream: http://us.gladskin.com/ // Follow me on Instagram: @katybellotte
42:04
February 6, 2020
Let’s talk about the good stuff
On this episode of Thick & Thin I share some uplifting, positive stories submitted by listeners in hopes that it will brighten our week. 2020 has been quite rough so far and so I think it's very important to remember, and stay focused on, the "good stuff." So, I'm devoting this week's episode of Thick & Thin to this concept. // Follow me on insta: @katybellotte
37:03
January 30, 2020
An honest sexy time chat
On this episode of Thick & Thin I opened the floor for some juicy listener questions! Nothing was too invasive or off limits. I chat honestly about sex, dating apps, leaving my job, tattoos, etc. // Follow me on Instagram: @katybellotte 
45:04
January 24, 2020
When we don’t know what we’re doing
Today on Thick & Thin I talk about the times when we admit to ourselves: "I don't know what I'm doing." I chat about the true power in not having all the answers and the room it truly makes for creativity & growth. Also mentioned: Refinery29 founder, Piera Luisa Gelardi, and the story of Hedy Lamarr, Hollywood actress turned inventor. // Follow me on instagram: @katybellotte // shop my temporary tattoos: https://www.inkedbydani.com/collections/new-designs/products/kb 
44:42
January 16, 2020
Ghosting & the SLOW FADE
In this episode of Thick & Thin I once again discuss ghosting and dive into a new concept: the slow fade. I chat about how to cope with unrequited feelings and gaps in communication. // Check out my temporary tattoos, in partnership with Inked by Dani: https://www.inkedbydani.com/collections/new-designs/products/kb // Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/katybellotte/ 
43:15
January 9, 2020
Tough love & seasons of retreat
In this episode of Thick & Thin I welcome 2020 by chatting through my resolutions and the ways I hope to grow this year (and years to come!). I chat about subjects like tough love, seasons of retreat, Lyme disease, moving apartments and more. // Follow me on IG: @katybellotte
43:10
January 3, 2020
Trying scary, new things & imposter syndrome
In this episode of Thick & Thin I discuss the anxiety surrounding trying scary, new things and how to carry on despite initial failure. Specifically I chat about my recent calligraphy class venture as well as a new photography gig. I also tell the stories of J.K. Rowling, among other greats with rough starts in their careers. // Follow me on Instagram: @katybellotte
45:29
December 23, 2019
Work stress & date stories
On tonight's episode of Thick & Thin I discuss a recent date I went on, some fizzled-out flirtationships, some recent work stress and reflecting back on 'why I started.' I unearth a repressed memory from Elementary school and overall just share all the happenings from this month! // Follow me on insta: @katybellotte
40:59
December 14, 2019
The truth about holiday stress
In this episode of Thick & Thin I discuss holiday stress & anxiety! I attempt to crack WHY we feel it so profoundly during the holiday season, amongst our families and people from our past. I reflect on my high school reunion and New Year's Eve, among other things. // Follow me on insta: @katybellotte
43:12
December 4, 2019
The truth about quitting my 9-5
In this episode of Thick & Thin I discuss my recent career change, quitting my 9-5 job to pursue my own brand, as well as answering listener questions. I get very raw and honest with my decision to not only quit my job but choose MYSELF - unearthing my innermost fears surrounding failure, people pleasing and financial insecurity. // Follow me on Insta: @katybellotte
48:00
November 21, 2019
I 'like-like' him
In this episode of Thick & Thin I discuss the concept of 'like-liking' people and 'what that does to a person,' as the iconic Sex and the City quote goes. I chat about all of the anxieties surrounding crushes, flirtationships and situationships (a new word I discuss as well). No one teaches you how to combat the insecurities and terror surrounding new crushes in school, so here we are - talking about it on the pod! // follow me on insta: @katybellotte
45:51
November 14, 2019
Truth or dare & juxtaposition
In this episode of Thick & Thin I discuss my upcoming trip to London, the games my friends and I play when we go out, AS WELL as more serious topics surrounding juxtaposition & the highs + lows of life. I share my current insecurities surrounding a new romantic interest as well.. ;) // follow me on insta: @katybellotte
42:23
November 6, 2019
Feeling hopeless & redefining yourself
In tonight's episode of Thick & Thin I reflect on my 24th birthday, discuss hopelessness and redefining who we are as we age. I offer some advice on how to feel less hopeless and find the courage to ask others for help in the process. We also chat about getting out of our own heads and accept that we are different now than we used to be, and that we eventually WILL be, down the road... // follow me on insta: @katybellotte
45:38
October 30, 2019
People pleasing & life choices
In this episode of Thick & Thin I discuss the concepts of people pleasing, instant gratification, & how we rush through our lives when it comes to making choices. I also chat about my upcoming 24th birthday party and the ways I'm working on my stubbornness and obsessive planning tendencies in order to make moments more enjoyable! A lotta good stuff in this episode. // Follow me on insta: @katybellotte
45:04
October 24, 2019
The loneliness epidemic
On this episode of Thick & Thin I discuss the loneliness epidemic; how and why the most connected humankind, in the realms of social media, can also be the most lonely. I talk about my own experiences (and internal battles) with loneliness and how I've learned to combat it - ultimately finding a home within myself and learning to give other people a chance. // Follow me on instagram: @katybellotte
42:20
October 11, 2019
Whiskey shots & commitment
In this almost-not-released episode of Thick & Thin, I discuss the concept of 'not being everyones' cup of tea,' but with a spicy, sweet little twist. I also discuss a past story about commitment (or the lack thereof) and how obsessed we become with preserving our egos in romantic situations. // Follow me on Insta: @katybellotte
41:07
September 24, 2019
The truth about influencers
In this episode of Thick & Thin I get REAL and spill some tea about influencers, influencer culture and the in's and out's of being a paid content creator online. I answer listener questions & assumptions as well as dish my own opinions on the evolution of the influencer industry. // follow me on insta: @katybellotte
46:05
September 17, 2019
The truth about hustle culture
On tonight's episode of Thick & Thin, I do a deep dive into hustle and burnout culture, identifying what it is and why it's so detrimental to our health. I discuss the motivations we have for hustling and working hard, and how we should rethink our priorities. // follow me on insta: @katybellotte
44:47
September 9, 2019
Losing can be sexy
In this episode of Thick & Thin I discuss the concept of, 'you have to lose to win,' and what this looks like it my life. I share an embarrassing event that happened to me at the 2017 Golden Globe award show along with some other instances of loss in my life, and how, despite the loss, I truly won. // Follow me on insta: @katybellotte
45:43
August 31, 2019
Bad days & bad dates
In this episode I get real about a recent bad day I experienced, a bad DATE I experienced and some unexpected moments that happened along the way. I also unpack the life of Vincent Van Gogh, the world famous artist who only sold 1 painting during his lifetime, and how success truly is around the bend for each of us - we just have to stick around long enough to see it happen. // follow me on insta: @katybellotte
46:46
August 21, 2019
Where has the magic gone?
In this episode of Thick & Thin I discuss magic, or the lack thereof, in our lives as we age.. or so we think! I talk about the magic I experienced when I first visited Manhattan, the lack of magic I've felt in my romantic relationships as well as how to look for magic in new places by doing things that scare you. // Follow me on insta: @katybellotte
41:58
August 13, 2019
Dealing with criticism & taking things personally
In this episode of Thick & Thin I detail the many ways that we deal with criticism on a daily basis, and how its SO hard *not* to feel an immense blow to your ego while dealing with it. I tell some stories from my childhood and my earliest recollection of criticism, as well as debunking the reasons we feel this way. Finally I offer some advice and learnings on how to take criticism less personally, professionally and just in LIFE. // follow me on insta: @katybellotte
43:58
July 30, 2019
The truth about loving yourself
In this episode of Thick & Thin I discuss the difficulty of loving yourself in all of your forms, and the struggle of being a protagonist in your own story. // Follow me on insta: @katybellotte
46:01
July 22, 2019
Breakups & mercury in retrograde
On this episode of Thick & Thin I discuss MERCURY IN RETROGRADE as well as "uncuffing season," and this 'season of moving on.' I discuss break-ups and how to never stop settling, never accept completion and abandoning the obsessive lists that we create for our lives and our relationships. // follow me on instagram: @katybellotte
41:55
July 9, 2019
Feeling Fat
In this episode of Thick & Thin I discuss the "I feel fat" epidemic that plagues many of us, despite the fact that I've tried REALLY HARD not to talk about it, for risk of sounding cliche or whiny. I chat about ways to confront this insecurity, and deal with the many ways that we criticize ourselves on a daily basis. // follow me on insta: @katybellotte
42:50
June 26, 2019
POST-GRAD STRESS & finding happiness
In this episode of Thick & Thin I chat about post-grad stress, as well as the highly popular Korean trend of "small but certain happiness" and ways to practice it in your daily life. I also chat a little about my scary experience with Lyme disease. // follow me on insta: @katybellotte
43:54
June 14, 2019
FEAR OF MISSING OUT
This episode of Thick & Thin is all about the Fear of Missing Out, or FOMO, and alternatively, the Joy of Missing Out. I discuss finding balance, managing your time & finding peace with missing out and focusing on yourself. // follow me on insta: @katybellotte
42:35
May 17, 2019
Red lipstick & femininity
On this episode of Thick & Thin I take a crack at describing the concept of femininity and how we can fully rock ours - or what it means to us. I discuss Hazel Bishop, a chemist who created a long-wearing lipstick, as well as some other pioneers in the discussion of femininity. // insta: @katybellotte
41:22
May 13, 2019
The fear of change in your twenties
This episode of Thick & Thin unpacks the fear of CHANGE that we experience in our twenties. I talk about the importance of infusing your life with small moments of discomfort and facing our fears, telling stories about times where I've encountered pain with change & timing. // follow me on insta: @katybellotte
43:28
May 3, 2019
Love letters & face masks
On this special episode of Thick & Thin I answer a variety of listener questions! / follow me on insta: @katybellotte
43:56
April 27, 2019
When things aren't "right"
On this episode of Thick & Thin I discuss the feeling when things, in a relationship, friendship, etc., aren't "right." I also talk about how we tend to fantasize about elements of our lives, resulting with us feeling unsatisfied with who we're with. // Follow me on insta: @katybellotte
33:00
April 23, 2019
Is college ACTUALLY the best four years?
On this episode of Thick & Think we tackle the topic of AGING and sometimes feeling like we're wasting our time in certain moments of life. I discuss the life of Iris Apfel and some misconceptions that come with defining older people. / follow me on insta: @katybellotte
40:14
April 17, 2019
How to deal with stress
On this episode of Thick & Thin I discuss STRESS and how to deal with it in its many forms. I also discuss the concept of: "hot water hardens the egg but softens the potato." It's about what we're made of - not the circumstances. This & more! // follow me on insta: @katybellotte
40:53
March 29, 2019
My fake life
In this episode of Thick & Thin I discuss the way we portray ourselves - online, and in 'real life' - and how that story might conflict with who we truly are. I also discuss the work of René Magritte, Ngozi Adichie, & Oprah Winfrey. / follow me on instagram: @katybellotte
41:48
March 22, 2019
The truth about being selfish
On this episode of Thick & Thin I discuss a past toxic friendship and how I realized that I needed to choose myself. I also discuss a recent article written by Taylor Swift & the difficult concept of being selfish. // follow me on insta: @katybellotte
39:16
March 12, 2019
The truth about love
On this episode of Thick & Thin I discuss LOVE in its many forms. I discuss my bad relationship with love and intimacy in college, as well as my new-found relationship with self-love. / Follow me on instagram: @katybellotte
46:07
February 14, 2019
When being tired isn't "cool"
On this episode of Thick & Thin I discuss burnout culture & living in a society where working to the point of extreme exhaustion is glorified and worn as a badge of honor. I also talk about 'one hit wonder,' Harper Lee. / Follow me on insta: instagram.com/katybellotte
42:55
January 31, 2019
Vodka soda hangovers & marilyn monroe
On tonight's episode of Thick & Thin I discuss the concept of seeking escape through indulging in the vices -- including one too many vodka sodas (or in my case, gin & tonics.. lol. vodka soda just sounded better in the title TBH..). I also chat a bit about the late marilyn monroe. // follow me on insta: instagram.com/katybellotte
45:05
January 18, 2019
Falling in love with the idea of love & comparing yourself
On this episode of Thick & Thin, I discuss the constant 'comparison game' that we play and how we can fight through the fantasy, societal pressures, etc. and find our purpose. / Follow me on Instagram: @KatyBellotte - DM me your Q's!
42:01
January 11, 2019
The fear of being lonely
On this episode of Thick & Thin I discuss my fears along with the Enneagram test, human resilience and the reason why people fear loneliness. 
43:19
December 31, 2018
Toxic relationships & zelda fitzgerald
On this episode of Thick & Thin I discuss the concept of toxic relationships (along with other topics) while discussing the life story of Zelda Fitzgerald. | instagram.com/katybellotte
46:24
December 20, 2018
Being "too much"
In this episode of Thick & Thin I discuss the concept of being "too much," and the feelings associated with it, also touching on why we feel the need to water ourselves down for the comfort of others. I also tell a story about a woman named Sara Murphy, the rumored muse of Pablo Picasso, Ernest Hemingway & F. Scott Fitzgerald. All of this and MORE on tonight's episode!
44:34
December 13, 2018
When life isn't pretty & perfect
On this episode of Thick & Thin I discuss the concept of 'stumbling into the florescent lighting of life' & read some excerpts from Bianca Sparacino's book, The Strength in Our Scars. // PS Follow me on insta : @katybellotte
41:14
December 8, 2018
Dating déjà vu & beer goggles
In Episode 13 of Thick & Thin I read a diary entry from college and answer listener questions! I also discuss the 'he's the full package but isn't that cute' dilemma and why we go back to our exes.
42:22
November 29, 2018
How my parents met & other juicy stories
On Episode 12 of Thick & Thin I interview my MOM (aka my first ever guest on the podcast!). I ask her all sorts of deep questions and she gives us some valuable advice :)
38:44
November 26, 2018
Am I settling?
In Episode 11 of Thick & Thin I discuss the question we often ask ourselves: "Am I settling or just being realistic?"
45:21
November 17, 2018
College guys... thank u, next.
On Episode 10 of Thick & Thin I reflect on a recent trip back to college + the memories that it brought up from the past. I talk about the first time I experienced the college hook-up culture and what I learned from it. Among other things ;)
46:45
November 8, 2018
The secrets I keep...
In Episode 9 of Thick & Thin, I talk about some things I've learned in my 23 years on this planet as well as an epiphany that I had while analyzing my grey hairs. lol.
42:21
October 31, 2018
It's ghosting season
In Episode 8 of Thick & Thin I discuss GHOSTING in full detail. I answer questions such as: why do people ghost us? What to do after being ghosted? and even-- why have I ghosted?
47:15
October 25, 2018
In line at the bar...
In episode 7 of Thick & Thin I reflect a bit more on my move to NYC and how at times, we feel like we're anxiously waiting for our lives to 'begin.' I also answer some listener questions!
43:15
October 19, 2018
Good things & french kisses
In Episode 6 of Thick & Thin I reflected on a particularly bad week I had and how I got over it. I also re-read an old blog post and talk about why we accept things that aren't 'good for us'. Among other things ;)
40:51
October 11, 2018
Growing up & getting hurt
In today's episode of Thick & Thin I reflect on a recent visit home and all the feelings that arose from processing my past. I touch on some bullying, the times when I'm hard on myself and how I overcome all of the negativity. | Thick & Thin by Katy Bellotte
44:44
October 4, 2018
The truth about my life in New York
Episode 4 of Thick & Thin dives into the truth behind my current life in NYC - is it all I imagined it'd be? Do I find myself wondering if I'm 'going backwards' in life? I debunk this as well as answer a bunch of listener questions!
44:03
September 19, 2018
What was I thinking?!
Episode 3 of Thick & Thin breaks down the "what was I thinking?!" epidemic, aka dealing with regrets, break-ups + when you look back and wonder why you did those extremely stupid things. I also talk about the ugly crocs I used to wear + a love letter that I wrote to a boy in high school. ~Just girly things~
47:21
September 7, 2018
Forcing It & Faking It
In episode two of Thick & Thin I talk about a bad habit I have-- convincing (and forcing) myself that I'm ready for things that I deep-down know that I'm NOT ready for. I force myself to date guys I know that I don't like- just because I feel like it's "about time." I also have a tendency of faking things -- telling guys I had a "great time" when I had by far the worst time ever.. LOL. I even talk about virginity and tell some cute lil stories.
45:49
August 31, 2018
Life, Love & New York City
I'm Katy Bellotte and this is my very first podcast episode of Thick & Thin.
47:57
August 24, 2018