Isabel Dresler

Aubrey Kate Featured in Latest XBIZ Magazine


2017 XBIZ Trans Performer of the Year Reigns Supreme
by Shawn Alff

It’s easy to see Aubrey Kate now — the modelesque, blonde bombshell — and dismiss her recent awards in the erotic arts as inevitable. It’s easy to say that she was simply born with something other models weren’t, like her photogenic physique and a preternatural ability to hold the camera’s gaze. The story of Kate’s success, however, is no fairytale, but one of a long process of transformation.

Kate grew up in the 1990s in California, splitting her days between attending school in Corona, California, and spending her free time in Laguna Beach. From an early age Kate was aware of her gender dysphoria. She had an insatiable desire for all things pretty and pink: lip gloss, makeup and Barbies. Kate kept her hair in a ponytail and wore her aunt’s high school cheer uniform and gymnastics leotard every day, often under her school clothes.

“A lot of my Southern California family was very supporting and accepting of me,” Kate said, “though I do remember a few fights about letting me play with ‘girl’ toys and playing dress up.”

Outside of school Kate devoted herself to the performing arts.

“Gymnastics and Irish dance were my life growing up,” Kate said. “When I was eight I started performing professionally. I would do a lot of shows at the House of Blues with an Irish band called Fenianian.”

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This is just an excerpt from Shawn Alff's awesome profile on Aubrey Kate in the latest issue of XBIZ! Read more [here].

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AVN 2017: Still Recovering

Credit: Dev Grooby

Credit: Dev Grooby

This post is obviously very very late, but I had such a good time at AVN that I didn't want to skip it.  

AVN is a marathon. I am an introverted hermit most of the year and then AVN comes around and I have to socialize/network/talk to people for hours upon hours. I also drink more than I have throughout the entire year combined. With a bit of hand sanitizer and some deep breaths thanks to Fran, I survived all of the craziness. 

All in all, it was a really busy week. I moderated a really awesome trans panel with Aubrey Kate, Foxxy, Natalie Mars, and Stefani Special at the Joint. I also participated on an interesting panel on being a woman in the industry moderated by one of my all-time favorites, Chauntelle Tibbals, and spoke with some really kick-ass women (Kay Brandt, Bree Mills, and Angela White). Thank you so much to Sharan Street for thinking I was worthy enough to be included on this panel of female all-stars. 

Enough blabbing for me. This is really just an excuse to share my pictures :D