Part stand up confessional; part booty shakin’ biography, ripe is an examination of life re-invented midstream, and a reminder that the time to celebrate our bodies...and our lives...is right now.
The voluptuous Wendy Hammers is sexy and, well... ripe. And it’s contagious! You are laughing or crying throughout this show, and when it’s over (all too soon) you walk out feeling wonderful about your own body, and maybe even appreciating it’s so-called flaws. For me, that was some kind of miracle.
Wow! Amazing show. Loved it from head to toe. Was touched in many ways and I laughed and got teary eyed as well. Your timing was great, your words so real, fun and deep. Yes, I loved your dancing as well. I am so happy I got to see you in action and with your pure passion for telling your story from the heart.
In your journey of self-acceptance, you give other women permission to liberate themselves as well. Any women struggling with loving their bodies should see it. So that means every woman we know. And girl ... you can dance!
I strongly recommend this show (I’ve already told a dozen people!). Every woman should see it. In our weight-obsessed culture, so many are forgetting to live, much less dance. Ripe brings this out so beautifully, poignantly and colorfully. I laughed, was touched and walked out “lighter” than when I came in. I still feel lighter! Thank you for sharing your journey and gifts. And you’ve got some wicked dance moves, girl. The “Jew-Lo” rocks!
A testament to Spirit alive. Delight personified.
You literally blew me away with your talent, genius and adorability (so sue me, I made up a word). Laughed out loud and was moved to tears. A hilarious stand up and funny, brilliant storyteller - and an amazing actress. Bravo. I couldn’t have had a more fun night.
I loved it, loved it, loved it, loved it! The pace, your truthfulness, the baring of your heart and soul, and most of all... your humor!!!!!! You were a blast! One thing for certain, I left wanting more... and feeling peachy! Superb direction.
Fun, upbeat, personal, moving, hopeful, good ending. Makes me hopeful.
HOLY SHIT! That was absolutely incredible! I loooooved it! I LOVED the dancing, the kibbitzing, the reality of life, love and embracing our body!
Celebrating the perfection of our bodies exactly as they are and in fact reveling in the juiciness of hips! Thighs! Breasts and bottoms! Sometimes I look at myself naked in the mirror and just say, “WOW!” =) I also totally agree that it’s a joy to be getting older - especially when the alternative is, um, not being alive at all!
Such a fancy dancer...Most of the 50-something women I know would wind up in traction if they tried that.
Thank you for addressing so many themes and emotions that I recognize so well in my own life, but sometimes fail to hold a looking glass to. You did so with humor, compassion and honesty…such a brave performance. And your last-minute twists in delivery are just perfect.
I remind myself to think about your parable about our bodies every time the negative voice comes up. Well done, my friend.