Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Sometimes, adults really have something to teach us

My father phoned yesterday (December 6) but I didn't really feel up to talking, even with the promise from my horoscope that it might leave me feeling more grounded.

I'd better go and phone him now/today before the astrological magic wears out lol.  Love you, dad. 

In other news, the mental prisons of female so-called beauty are broken down by a girl named Amy Schumer. 
The backstory is she has been cast as Barbie and people are annoyed because she is fat compared to their beloved Barbie idea.
Very very honored to be nominated for 2 Grammys and to be considered to play an important and evolving icon. Is it fat shaming if you know you're not fat and have zero shame in your game? I don't think so. I am strong and proud of how I live my life and say what I mean and fight for what I believe in and I have a blast doing it with the people I love. Where's the shame? It's not there. It's an illusion. When I look in the mirror I know who I am. Im a great friend, sister, daughter and girlfriend. I'm a badass comic headlining arenas all over the world and making tv and movies and writing books where I lay it all out there and I'm fearless like you can be. Thanks to everyone for the kind words and support and again my deepest sympathy goes out to the trolls who are in more pain than we will ever understand. I want to thank them for making it so evident that I am a great choice. It's that kind of response that let's you know something's wrong with our culture and we all need to work together to change it. Anyone who has ever been bullied or felt bad about yourself I am out there fighting for you, for us. And I want you to fight for yourself too! We need to laugh at the haters and sympathize with them. They can scream as loud as they want. We can't hear them because we are getting shit done. I am proud to lead by example. "I say if I'm beautiful, I say if I'm strong. You will not determine my story. I will" #thegirlwiththelowerbacktattoo
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I love comedians for this: like modern-day court jesters, they are experts in the ridiculous, and related to this superpower, they have terrific bullshit sensors.  They are people I can trust to teach me something about truth and falsehood in human beings and relationships.  Which beings me to the meat and potatoes, the main course, of this blog post:
Watch the 'dinner party' conversation as Chelsea Handler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Trevor Noah, Julianna Margulies, and Morgan Spurlock discuss relationships in the context of that multidimensional life that has some work relationships, family relationships, present and past favourites, all recognized and given due respect.  DetailsAlternative video link.

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