Hello to you, Tuesday. I’m on the move, early today. I have homework. I have busy work. I have work-work. So, this will be short and so, some highlights: check out the latest edition of Lady Parts: Keeping Up With The Grays as well as my interview with actor and filmmaker Alison Becker.
Shonda Rhimes: ” Because my hair is the guide to what I think about myself. A new hairdo signals to the world that something in me is shifting. Some part of the person I am is evolving. Emotionally. Mentally. Physically. Creatively. In my work life. In my love life.”
Billie Jean King: “Coretta Scott King used to talk about how each generation has to start the fight for freedom over, and I think that’s true, because the pendulum goes back and forth. You can fight for a lot of things and have it all undone 20, 30 years later and have to start over.”
Beyonce: “Natural disasters don’t discriminate. They don’t see if you’re an immigrant, Black or White, Hispanic or Asian, Jewish or Muslim, wealthy, or poor. It doesn’t matter if you’re from Third Ward or River Oaks, we’re all in this together.”
Lisa Ling: “I haven’t always been responsible about condom or birth control use, so I’ve left myself open on numerous occasions to unwanted pregnancies and STDs, both of which are rampant in our country, the latter now more than ever.”
Pamela Adlon: “I just really wanted to share that part of my life. Even finding the right house was like finding a character. It was like casting a house. I want to share the beauty of my life, the art that’s on my walls, the music that has influenced me my whole life and that my daughters now live or die by.”
My friend Alison Becker wrote, acted in and produced a short dark comedy about suicide, “Control,” directed by Kimmy Gatewood, and I got to talk to Alison about her experience.
Not everyone gets comedy, you know? Bless you Jackie Hoffman.
Oh just kill me now.
And now have a laugh with Annie Lederman.