I’ve been working on my first ever solo spoken word theatre show for over a year – a very personal narrative about radical body love, fatness, exercise, feminism, and joy. It’s been quite a ride getting it to the point where other humans get to see it (though my cat has seen it in all its iterations…). Last month I got to debut it as part of the wonderful Flint & Pitch Presents… series at the Scottish Storytelling Centre.
It was one of the most challenging, vulnerable things I’ve ever done. It was amazing and terrifying and liberating to speak about fat activism and bodies and exercise in such a personal way. On the night, the show sold out, and I was totally overwhelmed by all the support and love – and I had so much fun on that stage!
Being booked by Flint & Pitch was a total joy. It’s really hard to find places for this kind of work outside of the Fringe, particularly for a debut show. Having such a solid, supportive platform gave me the courage and drive to get the thing finished and make it the best I possibly could.
The show got a lovely review and four stars from Wee Reviews.
I’m so excited to bring the show to more audiences, and I have a Scottish tour lined up with dates in Glasgow, Edinburgh, and Inverness. More info here!
Photo by Chris Scott for Flint & Pitch