(AD) I was invited to write an article for their Zine
My first introduction to The Roaring Girls was in June this year while listening to the radio
Turning up the volume the girls were talking to me, every word they said I resonated with, and better still they were on at Hull Truck Theatre that week.
Sending a DM through Instagram I quickly secured myself a wheelchair ticket and a carer. You can read how easy this was for me here.
About The Roaring Girls
“It’s the season of cutting carbs, hitting it hard at the gym and shaving everything from the chin down. Summer has rocked up and coerced us all into thinking about how awful our bodies are. We’ve been shamed, dehumanised and humiliated for how we look, and we’ve had enough.
Beach Body Ready sees The Roaring Girls smash their way through ingrained fears, food insecurities, and toxic advertising in this defiantly feel-good show which sticks two fingers up to everything the media says we should look like.
Created in The Roaring Girls’ semi-improvised style, Beach Body Ready blends impassioned rants with cheesy fitness routines, and live, informal chats with a beach trip on film, accompanied by a banging soundtrack.”
For as long as I can remember women have been told they are not the norm, they are too fat, they are too thin, their belly is too big.
What resonated with me when I first heard Rachael speak on the radio was just this and I knew I had to see this show.You would be forgiven for thinking the girls had just jumped on the body-positive bandwagon, this show is so much more than that. Click To Tweet
It has everything, from the embarrassment of asking for seat belt extenders, the dreaded chub rub, which let’s be honest we all suffer from at some time, dipping celery into everything and I mean everything, not leaving a hair on their bodies untouched to not eating.
These girls will take you on a rollercoaster of highs and lows and how they each manage them, you will laugh, cry and be in total awe at times at what you are hearing and what more could anyone want then an ending at Bridlington Beach?
So, to anyone who has ever felt, “less than” for all of your children who are now following social media, adding filters onto their photos, to make them look how they think society says they should, you need this show.
One of the things I learnt from becoming chronically ill was, “it’s not about what is on the outside it’s what is on the inside that matters” and you cannot fail to see this in these girls.
After a successful Ed Fringe, I am both proud and thrilled to announce they are taking the show on tour next year. Sign up for updates.
Here is my contribution to their zine, they gave this out free to patrons of the Ed Fringe. Thank you, girls, for asking me to contribute it was my pleasure to support you.
You can read it here.Just to finish I am looking forward to seeing the next stage of The Roaring Girls journey and I will be right behind them. Click To Tweet I can't tell you how proud I am of each of you for what you are achieving and this can only go from strength to strength. Click To Tweet
“This Body is a Vessel for my Awesomeness”
Disclaimer: This post is my own words and recollections of a must-see show.