a blog by kathleen puls andrade, July 14, 2010
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Journey to the Center of the Uterus (TM)
Kathleen Puls Andrade has been an actor, improviser, voiceover, writer and teacher in Chicago for several years. She recently opened her own original show called Journey to the Center of the Uterus: Adventures Infertility!, a comedy based on her own experiences with infertility. She can also be seen in Put the Nuns in Charge!, the hilarious long running sequel to Late Nite Catechism at the Royal George Theatre in Chicago.
Kathleen also performs regularly with the Chicago Comedy Company writing and performing original sketch and improv for colleges and corporations around the country and in Chicago. She is also a member of SAG/AFTRA, with numerous voiceover credits to her name and is an EMC. She has also taught improvisation at The Second City, along with improv and voiceover workshops at Baylor University, U of I, In Forte, and teaches voiceover at Bosco Productions in Chicago.
Kathleen is proud to be the creator and producer of the Funny Women Fest, which ran from August 2000 to August 2004. This unique event showcased the talents of women as educators, performers, writers and producers of comedy and improvisation and attracted women from all over the world. However, most importantly, Kathleen knows the difference between bagels and bialys…and flaunts it...frequently. (www.adventuresinfertility.com, www.kathleenpuls.com)
a blog by kathleen puls andrade, April 19, 2010
The parade of thoughtless insensitivity goes on. With permission, I’m sharing this post from another site about a woman who actually lost her job because she objected to a poem that was being circulated through her office. I read the poem and . . . well, read on.
“I was recently fired from my position of eight years as a Program Manager with a non-profit workforce development agency for women. The day before my termination, a co-worker circulated a "poem" which, in a nutshell, in an effort to make women feel better about themselves, told them to look at the empty lives of other women who appeared to have it all.
a blog by kathleen puls andrade, Feb. 25, 2010
I was recently featured on a new PBS series that’s been showing locally here in Chicago called Health Secrets: What Every Woman Should Know, hosted by Paula Zahn. I posted the segment on YouTube and have received lots of great feedback. One woman, in particular, had a great perspective on being childfree by choice. It’s positive, direct and hopeful.
“Thanks so much for sharing the YouTube link to the PBS women's health piece. Paula Zahn was right: It is courageous and giving of you to shine a humorous light on all you have been through. I feel sad and sorry about your struggle.”
No need to feel sad about it really. I’ve come to terms with it and we’ve dealt with it through humor and positivity as time goes on.
“My husband and I are childless. I don't think there are many women out there who ever really imagine they won't have children.”
So true! When RE Tarun Jain spoke to the audience after my show, he said that people always refer to when you’ll have kids . . . not if you can actually have them. That’s the expectation in our society.
a blog by kathleen puls andrade, Jan.22, 2010
You need them most and they just don't get it.
an audio blog hosted by Kathleen Puls Andrade
Welcome back to Journey to the Center of the Uterus!
This month's blog is a continuation of The Girls Talk series where we learned about some of the stupid things people say.
This time we're listening to Kelly's story of frustration at her family's lack of listening skills. To her, they seem to truly lack understanding of her issues.
Have a listen and see if you can relate. Then give us all some feedback on how to best handle an insensitive family. Tell us your story!