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My Dad was a staunch Republican and community organizer. Just as staunchly, Momma was a Democrat. She didn't think too much of the community, though...ANY community. But she was a beauty and a charmer, so outside of the immediate family, no one ever suspected she was Archie Bunker on steroids...sparked by the travail of growing up bi-racial in rural Mississippi in the 1920's. We had some pretty interesting conversations around the dinner table...funny stuff. How to incorporate it into my comedy without offending people, though, was a quandary. But what the heck, when you speak your truth (representative of articles on this page), not everybody's gonna get it. But a couple years ago, when I noticed "We, The People" starting to fracture, I decided to try. Click on the video above for an example.
I inherited my Dad's commitment to coalition and my Mom's wicked wit. And after the acrimony of this last election, I think I need to take my comedy even further. 'Cause we could use a few good laughs right now...and we need to laugh together. And we need to try and understand each other.
I'm a college educated, progressive-leaning liberal, ethnic minority woman who voted for Hillary Clinton, but I have a lot in common with the high school graduate, conservative, blue-collar white guys (and others) who voted for Donald Trump. I think both audiences will get my jokes and I think they'll both relate to my truth. Building bridges? I'm gonna try. More to come.