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- A tumblr site dedicated to the people and places that make up Oregon and Southwest Washington.
I recently read my diaries from 1987-89 at the February Mortified show (which quickly sold out two nights in a row).
I didn't know why I wanted to do it but I was compelled- even obsessed. Mortified's tag line is that it's "freakishly therapeutic" and that was certainly true for me.
Writing, reading and finding the humor in a time that is typically painful and angst filled, has healed me differently than years of therapy ever could. I also think when we listen to our own stories or others like Sarah or Kevin, or David Sedaris or any of the Mortified performers, we come to peace with our humanity- ours, yours, theirs... we really are not all that different from each other- we are all just funny, freaky, awesome human beings.
For years I have been inspired to write my own memoir; so I am really happy to hear from both Sarah and Kevin. They are inspiring me!
Thank you so much for doing this show!
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