Here are some bits from around the internet that I got super excited about this week, and a few thoughts on each. Enjoy!
Emily Skeggs(Middle Alison in Fun Home, The Musical) takes us through a day in her life. This day focuses on the day Fun Home brought it’s cast and crew down to Orlando to perform a concert version of the musical. You can find my thoughts on the experience here. Reading Emily’s recount of the day puts so much of the show in perspective, and gives me so much more respect for the child actors, in particular Gabbrielle Pizzolo, who plays small Alison. Fun Home closes this week and heads off on tour, and I am so incredibly lucky I had the chance to see it in Orlando.
Ann M. Martin, children’s lit author and all around awesome person, came out as queer. I read The Baby Sitters Club series religiously as a child, plowing through the little sister series and main series in the span of about two and a half years, and reading two a day from the ages of 6 to 8. This part was dropped unceremoniously into the rest of a larger interview, but it stood out to me in a big way.
Elizabeth Gilbert splits from her long term partner whom she met during the “Love” portion of her book Eat Pray Love, and comes out on FaceBook in an emotional post where she talks about loving and being with her terminally ill best friend. As an Elizabeth Gilbert fan girl(I’ve read everything she’d written up to that point when I was 19 or so), this is a surprising and heartbreaking turn in her life, and I am so grateful to her for sharing this part of her life.
That’s all for this week. What was on your radar this week? Let me know in a comment below!