Outwordly Fabulous Debut: New York City Style
There is too much hate in the world.
Everyone wants to be loved. It’s human nature. We are conditioned into blindly following popular persuasion; through listening to the “right” music, wearing the “right” clothes, being seen with the “right” people, being attracted to the “right” type of people. All it takes is one iota of peculiarity, one outlier… and the stares begin. The stares turn into whispers, the whispers into taunts, the taunts into malicious actions, and before we know it there is a child jumping off the George Washington Bridge.
What have we done? We have created a society where sticks and stones break bones, but words end lives.
We need to do better.
It is with that in mind that Outwordly Fabulous was birthed. It is a spoken-word show, crafted as a response to the the epidemic of queer suicides by poet Pandora Scooter. She breaks down bullying, ruminating on the societal conditions that have created our present culture where hate and homophobia are accepted norms, and both the bully as well as the victim suffer.
Outwordly Fabulous goes beyond promulgating a message of hope. Pandora brings the radical idea of self-love to the equation. There is always a way out, and it is not in the form of a noose or a bottle of pills or a blade or a gun. It is through being exactly who you are in the moment, no matter who that may be… and that person is beautiful.
Fresh off a week-long tour in California, Outwordly Fabulous is coming to New York City on May 13th. It is the release party for the Outwordly Fabulous CD, and Pandora will be performing. Tickets are $30, and not only will you receive a CD of the show, but also you will be helping to fund the upcoming Outworldly Fabulous tour through the Bible Belt. Help carry the message of love and compassion to Middle America.
Friday, May 13. 7-10pm. Nuyorican Poets Cafe, 236 East 3rd Street between Avenue B and C. Stand up for queer youth. Stand up to end the hate. Stand up for life and beauty and the motivation to keep fighting for one more day.