Katherine Kim /
August 15, 2018
The Robe

About The Author

Katherine Kim

Originally from New York City, Katherine Kim is a writer and poet based in Washington, DC. She received an MA in English literature from Boston College.

I believe fairy tales and myths are powerful touchstones for our collective and individual psyches. Through imaginative and dream-like language, they can serve as tools that unlock our intuition and teach us about the soul. Variations of this particular folktale exist in many countries. Sometimes the woman takes the form of a selkie or a swan or a fairy, but the basic premise is almost always the same: the story begins with a theft of the robe and ends with a return home. I’m fascinated by the potential and possibilities in the archetypal interpretations of this particular story in the way it deals with love, loss, creation, and sacrifice.