News | Entertainment
1 Oct 2020 22:16
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • Crime.co.nz
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Entertainment

    Kae Tempest has changed their name and pronouns after "struggling to accept" themselves

    The 34-year-old poet and performer - who was formerly known as Kate - had always feared "rejection" but now wants to "know and respect" themself better


    Alongside a new professional snap on Twitter, they wrote: "Hello old fans, new fans and passers by - I'm changing my name! And I'm changing my pronouns. From Kate to Kae. From she/her to they/them.

    "I've been struggling to accept myself as I am for a long time. I have tried to be what I thought others wanted me to be so as not to risk rejection.

    "This hiding from myself has led to all kinds of difficulties in my life. And this is a first step towards knowing and respecting myself better.

    "I've loved Kate. But I am beginning a process and hope you'll come with me. From today - I will be publishing my books and releasing my music as Kae Tempest!"

    Kae also opened up on the origins of their new name, and explained the decision to open up so publicly about the change.

    They added: "It's pronounced like the letter K. It's an old English word that means jay bird. Jays are associated with communication, curiosity, adaptation to new situations and COURAGE which is the name of the game at the moment.

    "It can also mean the jackdaw which is the bird that symbolises death and rebirth. Ovid said the jackdaw brought the rain. Which I love.

    "It has its roots in the Latin word for rejoice, be glad and take pleasure. And I hope to live more that way each day.

    "Funny because I know this is much more of a big deal than it is to anyone else, but because of my role as an artist, it is in some ways a public decision as well as being a private one. So, here is my announcement."

    © 2020 Bang Showbiz, NZCity


     Other Entertainment News
     01 Oct: Chrissy Teigen and John Legend share the loss of their baby after complications in pregnancy
     01 Oct: Willow Smith is "so proud" of how her parents handled Jada Pinkett Smith's "entanglement" with August Alsina
     01 Oct: Sir Paul McCartney is thankful he got to reunite with John Lennon before his passing
     01 Oct: Julianne Moore doesn't feel like she's been with her husband for a "long time"
     01 Oct: Katie Price knows she isn't the "best singer in the world"
     01 Oct: Beyoncé has sent flowers to a cancer patient
     01 Oct: Matthew Koma "struggles to find the words" to celebrate all Hilary Duff is
     Top Stories

    RUGBY RUGBY
    Super Rugby Aotearoa is coming back in 2021 More...


    BUSINESS BUSINESS
    The Green Party is promising to make tech and the internet accessible to all ... if it's re-elected More...



     Today's News

    Rugby:
    Super Rugby Aotearoa is coming back in 2021 21:57

    Entertainment:
    Chrissy Teigen and John Legend share the loss of their baby after complications in pregnancy 21:57

    Entertainment:
    Willow Smith is "so proud" of how her parents handled Jada Pinkett Smith's "entanglement" with August Alsina 21:56

    Entertainment:
    Sir Paul McCartney is thankful he got to reunite with John Lennon before his passing 21:26

    Law and Order:
    A man who allegedly fled a fourth-floor MIQ through a window and down knotted sheets has been granted name suppression at the Auckland District Court 21:17

    International:
    Cardinal George Pell returns to Rome for first time since 2017, purpose of visit remains unclear 21:07

    Entertainment:
    Julianne Moore doesn't feel like she's been with her husband for a "long time" 20:56

    Entertainment:
    Katie Price knows she isn't the "best singer in the world" 20:26

    Entertainment:
    Beyoncé has sent flowers to a cancer patient 19:56

    Entertainment:
    Matthew Koma "struggles to find the words" to celebrate all Hilary Duff is 19:26


     News Search






    Power Search


    © 2020 New Zealand City Ltd