ELLE, August 2018
When playwright and performer Joana Nastari asked her mum whether she was disappointed about her being a stripper, she expected a very different response.
‘Disappointed? No…’ replied her mother. ‘I would be disappointed if you’d turned out to be a person who lacked empathy for humankind, if you worked selling arms, or as a tyrannical executive paying your slaves six pounds an hour. I guess then, yes, I would feel like I had failed as a mother.’
‘It was a very beautiful conversation,’ says Nastari. ‘It made me think how different the world would be if we spoke to each other like everyone was a ‘big person’, if we had high expectations of each other.’…