Mortified Chicago was featured on the latest episode of ABC-7′s show, 190 North, which aired on Sunday, May 16th at 10:30pm. A comic excavation of high school journals, poetry, songs and other ephemera, Mortified helps participants finally laugh at the writings they once thought were the ultimate truth. In this episode of Mortified, I share my [...]
Mortified Chicago: My queer high school experience, re-visited [VIDEO] & Mortified on ABC-7′s show 190North
I never want to forget high school. Crushes kept me up all night long journaling about a never-ending wave of emotions. Masturbation poems that I wrote while listening to my idol, queer folk singer-songwriter Ani Difranco. And, of course, songs about my intense relationships with girls that lasted, oh…three weeks. I had the masochistic pleasure of [...]
Remember high school, when you spent hours composing a journal entry about the latest crush, the ugliest girl at school or why gym class sucked so bad?
At The Beat Kitchen (2100 W Belmont) on Thursday, May 6 at 8:30pm, yours truly, Brooke Allen, Shylo Bisnett, Janet Davies, Jason Economus, & Dyan Flores will unearth those horribly mortifying journals for audience members who want to re-live the drama, the pain…and then laugh at how hilarious it all is.
At the April 21 Cole’s Open Mike, co-hosted by hilarious stand-up comediennes Mo Welch and Cameron Esposito, I re-visited “The Dish Song,” a tragic, overly dramatic piece with a touch of ghetto fabulous that I wrote at age 19 for acoustic guitar. Named for my “straight” girl obsession’s alter-ego, Dishquana, I wrote this song as [...]