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Nanette

If you do anything on social media the last few weeks you’ve probably heard people talking about Hannah Gadsby: Nanette on Netflix. I’ve seen a few people say they couldn’t get past the first 15 minutes but I had no problem getting sucked in and I’m so glad it did because by the time it’s over, the show goes from Quaint Stand-Up Comedy Show About Queerness In Tazmania to Heart-Wrenching Talk About Vulnerability About Trauma, Self-Love, and Misogyny. I laughed so hard I choked in a few parts and the sobbed so hard I choked in other parts.

I spent the whole hour choking, basically.

It’s not strictly kid-friendly. Although, if you have a teen you’re comfortable discussing topics like trauma, sexual assault, misogyny etc with – this would be a great vehicle for conversation. I watched it with my husband and I even thought we had great conversations about vulnerability and trauma because of this special.

I really don’t have much else to say today, I’ve been sad as the positive press rolls in that I keep seeing people pop out and express disinterest because they couldn’t get past the first 15 minutes and so I feel like I need to encourage everyone to make it all the way through. At this time in our history I feel like bearing witness to someone else’s trauma, who is sharing it in such a beautiful way, is my obligation as someone sitting in privilege. Watch it, if you can.

1 comment on “Nanette

  1. THIS! A thousand times this. “At this time in our history I feel like bearing witness to someone else’s trauma, who is sharing it in such a beautiful way, is my obligation as someone sitting in privilege. ” It is hard to be uncomfortable and I am always surprised at how quickly and reflexively I run away from being uncomfortable. Thank you for this reminder that I need to sit with uncomfortableness.

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