HATTIETUDES: Comedy and Courage

HATTIE (one name only) is a living example that beauty, sexuality and spirituality are enhanced with age. A fit and fabulous Senior, she is a successful Holistic Life Coach specializing in Anti-Aging, Women's Empowerment and Sexuality. For Hattie's full bio click here.

We laughed at her face with its countless surgeries. But mostly we laughed at her wild and wonderful humor. This courageous woman stopped at nothing to have us convulsing with laughter.She was never concerned about being judged as corny, ridiculous, sacrilegious, inappropriate, insulting and even disgusting and repulsive. Yes, she faced all this derision, but kept on delivering the goods. It was never the audience's judgment that concerned her. All she wanted to do was make us laugh. And that she did!

Joan Rivers came on the scene as a rather unattractive, insecure young comedienne. Her riotously funny appearances on the Johnny Carson Show resulted in unexpected, but well deserved stardom. From there on, it exploded, and her dream of uplifting our lives came true. Johnny Carson shunned her, others mocked and insulted her, but mostly she was loved.

She weathered the suicide of her husband, social condemnation, career disappointments without holding back or retreating. Breaking through every barrier, she emerged as a courageous woman with heart. Not since the late Lenny Bruce has any comedian dared to tread on such tricky ground, never hesitating to be true to herself.

She will be missed.

She will be remembered.

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