I always thought that farts were funny and I always thought that they were mine to talk about because they came out of my body. Or I heard them …coming out of other people’s bodies, so they’re part of my experience. …I never thought of it as something that a woman or a girl wouldn’t talk about.
I think I was aware when I started doing stand-up, especially on my own, that, ‘Yeah, I’m getting up on stage and I’m a woman and I dress in a sort of typically feminine fashion.’ I like to wear dresses and skirts when I go onstage because the attitude that I have is: ‘I’m so excited to introduce myself to you. And I want to be wearing what I’d be wearing to a date or a dinner party.’
I guess when I’m up there maybe I’m imagining a world where my nature is celebrated — and my gender is just part of it.