It is England in the 1940s, 50s. A small girl is growing up knowing she wants nothing more than to be a boy. Well into her forties she discovers she is a lesbian. She is surprised, amazed. Why not, considering she was born into a time when same sex relationships between women were secrets buried deep and dark? She relishes her new life but old longings linger. Friends are transitioning. Now in her seventies, she faces a conundrum what if…what if…what if.


told by Jan Andrews

Special Guest: Two-Spirited Trans Poet Gwen Benaway, reading from work that digs deep into her experiences of transitioning.

8 p.m., March 30, 2017                             

Buddies in Bad Times Theatre

 12 Alexander Street, Toronto

 Tickets: $20


A partnership with the Toronto Storytelling Festival.


WRITTEN IN THE BODY was also featured at the Ottawa International Writers Festival 2017 and is available for touring.

The Writers Festival performance resulted in a held-breath silence and then a standing ovation. Wherever the piece is performed, the audience response is profound.

WRITTEN IN THE BODY has been recorded as part of Storytellers of Canada-Conteurs du Canada's StorySave program. It is available as a CD or digital download.