Sunday

What inspired My Body Love Story?

I was in my early twenties and coming out and could not find anything that spoke to my experiences as a queer disabled woman or gave me much hope for the future. The show explores how I figured out sex, dating and relationships. It also grew beyond that to center around different points in time when my relationship to my body changed for better and for worse but mostly better. My experiences going out dancing were a big part of my inspiration and finding a way to talk back and create my own narrative about my life in the face of many unfounded assumptions about disability. I wanted to create a work that was really joyful and funny. There is so much beauty in queer disabled lives and life in general and I wanted to show some of that---but I think the show while it owns those categories, also transcends them because we are all figuring out how to live with our bodies as ourselves and make authentic connections with others and it has been great to see people with different experiences and identities connect to the show. It's very personal and I worked on it for several years so I love it when someone finds it meaningful or helpful in some way.

What are people saying about My Body Love Story?

Friday

My Body Love Story at SF Fringe!


SATURDAY SEPT 6 4:30 PM My Body Love Story, EXIT STAGE LEFT
SUNDAY SEPT 7 9:00 PM My Body Love Story, EXIT STAGE LEFT
SATURDAY SEPT 13 2:30 PM My Body Love Story, EXIT STAGE LEFT
FRIDAY SEPT 19 7:00 PM My Body Love Story, EXIT STAGE LEFT

My Body Love Story chronicles the most important relationships we have: the one with our own body. Queer disabled femme Dominika Bednarska takes us through dance floors, shopping malls, and theaters to tell the story of how she learned to love her body. This isn’t a simple story about hating your body, then loving it, but about the body and self trying to get along. Be prepared for rhinestones, storytelling, dancing, and many laughs!

Monday

Watch Videos of My Recent Performances

My Body Love Story:




Performance at the 2012 Lambda Literary Retreat:


Dominika Bednarska, 2012 Writers Retreat Fellow in Poetry from Lambda Literary on Vimeo.


Click on the links below to view some of my recent performances:
Girl Talk 2012: watch here


Friday

Lambda Reading/Poetry Update

Since going to the Lambda Literary Retreat, I've had poetry published in Sinister Wisdom (2013), Petrichor Machine (2013), Blast Furnace (2013), A Bad Penny Review (2012), B (A Barbie Anthology) (2012), Journey to Crone (Anthology), (2012), Avatar Review (2012), Storm Cellar (2012), Palimpsest (2012), and Muddy River Poetry Review (2012). My book Smothered Breath will be forthcoming from Tulip Pulp Press in the late spring.

Monday

Bio

Dominika Bednarska is a writer, solo performer, poet and academic living in the San Francisco Bay Area.

My Body Love Story chronicles one of the most important relationships that we have: the one with our own body. Queer disabled femme Dominika Bednarska takes us through dance floors, shopping malls, and theaters to tell the story of how she learned to love her body. Using dance, poetry, monologues, and humor My Body Love Story explores the one relationship that you can’t ever end. This performance is part of the AIRspace residency program and the National Queer Arts Festival. It is also co-sponsored by FabledASP. There will also be performances by other artists in the AIRspace residency program.