Closer, kinder look at woman-kind

Tweed Daily News - - PULSE -

STAND-UP co­me­di­ans Mandy Nolan and Ellen Briggs have joined forces on stage and now, for the first time, on the page.

The pair have penned a col­lec­tion of sto­ries ex­am­in­ing what it means to be a woman in to­day’s world.

To launch their lat­est cre­ation, Nolan and Briggs are com­ing to Kingscliff to do what they do best: make women laugh.

Aside from the laugh­ter, the pair want to make women feel good about them­selves by chal­leng­ing the pop­u­lar nar­ra­tives around iden­tity, body im­age, so­cial and gen­der roles.

Both Mandy and Ellen strongly iden­tify as fem­i­nists. They are mo­ti­vated by a de­sire to cre­ate con­ver­sa­tions among women who may not them­selves iden­tify as fem­i­nists, but on closer in­spec­tion re­alise, they share many of the same val­ues.

There will be laughs a plenty in Kingy, but there might be some­thing more poignant too. Nolan says it is not un­com­mon for women to hug and thank them af­ter the show for telling their sto­ries, and best of all, mak­ing them feel ‘nor­mal’.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

WOMEN LIKE US: Per­form­ers Mandy Nolan and Ellen Briggs are com­ing to Kingscliff in May.

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