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Catch "Is This Normal?" at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

About Ansa

I'm a storyteller, writer, and walking dating disaster based in Washington, DC. For much of my adult life, I have been navigating single life with its complicated twists and turns and sharing my stories on stage and in writing. My stories have helped make me a 2022 MothSLAM Champion Storyteller and put me on stages like Washington, DC's John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts and the Lincoln Theatre.

 

As a Black woman navigating the intersections of race, body image, and mental health, my experiences are often overlooked or marginalized in mainstream narratives. Growing up fat, I faced relentless body shaming that deeply affected my self-esteem and mental health, leading to struggles with depression, panic attacks, and suicidal thoughts. That's why I wrote "Is This Normal?" So that stories like mine — experiences like mine — can be depicted with the nuance and honesty they deserve.

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