My 18 year old self, would never have expected me, in my 50th year of life, to be:
- Doing my first solo show at Melbourne International Comedy Festival
- Becoming an underwear model for ModiBodi
Both happening in 2020.
I also can’t tell you what a strange feeling it is to hear:
“I just saw you on the big screen at Sunshine shopping centre”
“You just went past me on the back of a bus in Wheelers Hill”
Some of you who have seen my #comedy in the velvet vulva will know it’s all about body positivity. It was designed for a show about reproductive rights and for the Northern Territory Midwives to fundraise for them. We discussed loving our bodies and not body shaming as part of the show.
I’m very proud to be associated with ModiBodi and it’s body positive, ethical fashion and sustainability messaging.
My show, Tardy, is the first to feature an assistance dog and probably the first about the systems that support ableism and stereotypes about autism.
The front of house staff are also #autistic and fabulous! It’s all a little exciting.
But I honestly could not have foreseen being a comedian and an underwear model in my 40’s and 50’s as a queer autistic person.
So, take that #ableism…take that #ageism!