Laughter

When I started doing standup I had not planned on telling any jokes about my father. Prior to that experience I had a long history of being a comedic actress and writer, but I never used my personal life as material. I thought it was exploitive. I've never been a fan of reality-based … [Read more...]

Sisters From Other Gay Misters

I want to say meeting another person with a gay dad is like looking into a mirror, but even in a mirror I cannot properly see myself. It???s more like finding out your father has this other family and now you???re meeting relatives you did not know you had. You are different people with different … [Read more...]

Awkward Thanksgiving

As of last year Thanksgiving got awkward. Before last year, Thanksgiving was something my husband and I did with our friends, not our family. My family, because of the lack there of, has a tendency to create new families out of friends. But last year for the first time in almost twenty years, my … [Read more...]

Young Elizabeth, You are not broken.

+ACY-nbsp+ADs You Are Not Broken Dearest Elizabeth, You actually already know that you are not broken. In fact you think you are pretty fabulous. But, there is a part of you that doubts it and that part of you pretty much eats you alive for the next twenty years. At the time you are reading … [Read more...]

Share Your Story Elizabeth Collins: True Understanding

I was 11. My mom drives me home from a friend's house. At home, there is a large moving truck outside. Me: What's going on? Mom: We're moving to Texas tonight. Me: Does dad know? Mom: No. Me: Can I call him? Mom: No. Photo I am infuriated. I love my dad so much. I know … [Read more...]