Posts Tagged ‘ women’s body image ’

Baby, it’s hot out there!

9th June 2017 | 0 Comments

How does one dress to perform outdoors in 90+ degree temperatures? Make-up, eyelashes, feathers, girdles …I don’t think so! Hydration is key, and nutrition (protein) – Once, I sang in the heat on an empty stomach … bad move.


The Adventures of Permanent Lifestyle Change Girl – It’s On!

12th November 2013 | 2 Comments

I am back at it. I have had so many false starts that I refrained from posting about my latest effort to lose weight. But it’s been several weeks now and after losing 16 pounds I am formally declaring: IT’S ON! I am obese. I am a fat ass bitch and I’m sick of it. [...]


The Adventures of Permanent Lifestyle Change Girl 2013

22nd March 2013 | 0 Comments

My eating, the Mirror, the scale, video of me performing (Egads!) There is no denying it. I have become a fat bitch again. Don’t despair folks. We obese people can say these things about ourselves. And no matter how many of my dear ones smack my hand or pound the table as they offer their [...]


Prepared to Bleed.

4th March 2013 | 0 Comments

Tonight I perform an encore performance of my Nina Simone Show and of course I am all nervous and panicked about: wardrobe, tickets sales and everything else! It’s funny because I really do consider this show as one of the best things I’ve done in concert to date. So why all the nerves and insecurity?


The Joy of Writing in Cafes

6th June 2012 | 0 Comments

is definitely the people watching. I sit here as people, sometimes alone, often in groups enter the cafe either confidently like regulars or tentatively as though they are waiting for an armed booby trap to spring.


You Better Carry That Weight

22nd March 2012 | 1 Comment

Weird day today. A friend, a good friend who I’ve known for decades expressed “worry” that I might drop dead from being fat. Actually she said: “I worry about you” and then proceeded to tell me that another friend wanted to do an “intervention” which I later found out was not true. It was handled [...]


Been Meaning to Write but Inexplicably Unable to Do So…

4th January 2012 | 0 Comments

It’s been so damn long since I blogged on here that I almost forgot how to use the dang software! Good news: I was asked again to join the cast of Tony Fitzpatrick’s final installment of the trilogy of his one man shows at Steppenwolfe Garage. The 2011 show “Stations Lost” got rave reviews and [...]


The Amazing Adventures of Permanent Lifestyle Change Girl: Back at it.

4th February 2011 | 2 Comments

Missing In Action. That’s what they’ll say about me at the gym. I have fallen off the wagon. Oops! I wish I could blame it on “The Knee Chronicles” but I hopped off the ole’ girl awhile before that. However, I am not discouraged. I figure as long as I am still living, I can [...]


The Knee Chronicles: A Shot In The Knee

28th January 2011 | 6 Comments

It’s two hours past my scheduled appointment time and I am finally sitting in the examination room. I’ve actually been in here for about 20 minutes. Not much to look at but at least it doesn’t smell funny. You know what I mean! That doctor’s office smell. As a child, I was always traumatized by [...]


The Knee Chronicles: The Day the Earth Stood Still On One Leg, Part 3.

24th January 2011 | 4 Comments

I am stuck a half block from my house. I am unable to stand, or walk. I can’t even bend my knee to get into a taxi because of the intense pain in my left knee. And a voice is screaming in my head: “If you weren’t such a fat cow this wouldn’t be happening!” [...]