In today’s episode, we talk about the onslaught of death that plagued the beginning of 2016.
At long last, Wendy finally feels that she can use the word “Artist” without feeling like a fraud! We talk about feelings of inadequacy and faking it till you make it.
Since we’re all off feeling the Yuletide love, we decided to repost this show for your enjoyment: What We Hate About the Holidays. Check back for new Audacious Eleven next week… in 2016!
“In this show, we talk about what drives us crazy during the holiday season, and how to handle “those questions” (you know the ones – “When are you having a baby?” “When are you getting married?” “When are you getting a real job?”) from relatives or others that you only see maybe once a year.
Our advice is to be prepared: have your “elevator speech” ready. Donna has an example of how to graciously change the subject. Wendy has a rant about how many “real jobs” someone in the arts actually has. Mary has a rant about how people in the performing arts are perceived by people outside the field.
We also talk about the secret Santa societies and the documentary film I Am Santa Claus (playing on Netflix at the time of this writing), and a beautifully written essay on how a performing artist answered the question ‘Do you have a [real] job?‘”
Today, Wendy asks where the term “cishet” originated and why some people use it in a derogatory fashion.