Fat Kid RunningWhat does it take to be at home in a body? How do you have fun moving in a world of body shaming and fat burning? Join me as I take you cross country on my journey from the fat kid skiving PE lessons, to a fat, fierce, feminist runner. This is not an inspiring before-and-after picture. It won’t make you thinner, or faster. It is a sometimes moving, sometimes funny, always honest exploration of the complicated business of being in a body.

Fat Kid Running is my first full-length spoken word show – it debuted as part of Flint & Pitch, on Friday 12th May, at the Scottish Storytelling Centre. Read about it here!

Wee Reviews gave it four stars – they said:

“With Fat Kid Running, Katherine McMahon presents an honest and brilliant spoken word theatre show that is filled with powerful words and attention grabbing imagery. The performer’s beaming personality is present throughout and this allows the show to unfurl with an easy energy and a joyful glee that is infectious and entertaining.”

There are more chances to catch the show coming up:

GLASGOW: 9th June, 17:00, Glad Cafe, as part of the Workers Theatre Weekender. Accessibility info here.

EDINBURGH: 13th June, 19:30, The Bakers Arms, as part of the LEAP Sports Festival Fortnight. FREE tickets available now! Step free access.

INVERNESS: 15th June, 19:30, Eden Court, as part of the LEAP Sports Festival Fortnight. FREE tickets available now! Accessibility info here.

EDINBURGH: 28th July, 18:30 for 19:00 start, The Melting Pot. FREE tickets available now, donations welcome on the night. The event is hosted by LGBT Health and Wellbeing and is for LGBTQI people who primarily identify as women and non-binary people who feel comfortable in women’s spaces. The Melting Pot is a multi level accessible building, there are fully accessible gender neutral toilets, and a hearing loop available on request.


I’m also looking for more dates for the show, so if you or anyone you know would like to book it, please do get in touch!


Watch this space for more…