The English American – Part 1

September 5th, 2006

Alison Larkin, in a recent article mentioned how guilty she felt after giving birth to her first child. "Unlike the mother who raised me, I got to grow my own baby. Unlike the mother who gave me birth, I got to keep it." Alison is an adoptee who performs a one-woman comedy routine called, "The English American". She plays herself, her adoptive mother, and her birth mother in her hilarious performance. The especially poignant comment above was made after the birth of her first child. When she had trouble getting pregnant, she felt very empathetic towards her adoptive mother. Then as she was in the hospital after giving birth, she was able to imagine how it must have been for her birth mother… [more]