Just when you think you’ve found all the amazing people on Twitter that you could ever possibly run across, a rare gem of an account pops up on your feed and you investigate. After reading a few tweets, you can usually tell if you will enjoy following someone or not. For that exact reason, I encourage the girls that work with me to stick to a brand of your favorite things in life and you’ll never have a bad time. Some could say Kacy’s brand is beards, basketball, beer and fire selfies mixed with intelligence, strong opinions and an endless supply of witty comebacks. I would fully agree, plus add being an insider on being female in the world of sports media on top of it all. Follow Kacy on Twitter, you won’t regret it.
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Looking back, I’m realizing I might have been a precocious little s*** because I had a list of about 15 different careers I wanted. So props to my family for making me feel like I could do literally anything… The one that stuck the longest (from kindergarten to high school graduation) was a veterinarian. I had pet rabbits, both domestic (six of them after the guy at the pet store incorrectly told us that Clover and Lightning were both females; we were probably the only people ever to have rabbits neutered and spayed so the whole family could stay together) and wild (I raised a litter of four baby bunnies after some kids removed them from their nest and the mother abandoned them), fish, turtles, newts, iguanas, lizards, mice…and I would catch snakes in my back yard and keep them as pets for a few days before releasing them. I even earned the nickname “Bug Girl” in elementary school because I would catch any bugs in the classroom and take them outside. I did spend three summers working as a veterinary technician, and while I learned a ton, I realized it was far too emotionally draining to stick with long term.
Who has inspired you most?
My brother inspires me every single time we talk. Just seeing how he has carried himself these past few years during our father’s fight…the way he put his own life on hold time and time again to very literally save our father’s life TWICE…and knowing that he sees such big things for both of us… It’s just the absolute best knowing that we’re always on the same team. I only hope my future children are as supportive of each other as he has been of me.
What are your goals for this year?
NO. MORE. RESTAURANT. SHIFTS.
I’m basically there, but I just really want to get to a point where I can completely support myself with my content and not have to stress so much financially. Not that this whole “starving artist” thing isn’t a blast… Also, my brother likes to say that the work we’re doing isn’t a continuation of my father’s legacy; it’s UNFINISHED BUSINESS. And he’s right. There are so many things my father wanted to do, and so much good that can still come from everything he started. I really hope I can do my part to keep it going and solidify our family’s place not only in this industry, but in the ongoing fight to cure cancer once and for all.
What’s your favorite way to spend a day off?
Honestly? I don’t really care what I’m doing as long as it doesn’t involve pants.
What qualifies someone as a “badass” and do you think of yourself as one?
I’ve been trying the whole “fake it til you make it” approach, so yes, I will say without hesitation that I do consider myself a badass. I think the common thread amongst people I would place in that category is that they have found their voice and know how to use it. I’ve known who I am for a very long time, but I’m finally figuring out HOW to be who I am. And it’s a very freeing feeling to cast aside any doubt you may have in yourself because, ultimately, the only thing that matters is staying true to who you are. And I know that’s cliched AF, but when you finally get there, it’s everything.