Beth Ditto – I was born to be…

I was born to be married. I just feel comfortable there. I love the idea…


“I was born to be married. I just feel comfortable there. I love the idea of being partnered for ever. I love my girlfriend, we’ve been best friends since I was 18. There’s not a thing we haven’t been through except for marriage… We’ve had talks about what we would name our kids since we were in our 20s.”
-Beth Ditto

Beth Ditto – I was brought up by…

I was brought up by a single mom in a poor town in Arkansas and…


“I was brought up by a single mom in a poor town in Arkansas and while some aspects of small-town life were really positive – like the fact that everyone there is really sweet and hospitable – there is also this close-minded mentality, and that naturally made me want to rebel.”
-Beth Ditto

Beth Ditto – My size has helped make…

My size has helped make me an amazing performer too. The cliche of the Funny…


“My size has helped make me an amazing performer too. The cliche of the Funny Fat Friend: I absolutely was that character – I am that character… It’s a complicated bag of tools I acquired, and I’ve put them all to work onstage.”
-Beth Ditto

Beth Ditto – As with most phobias, the…

As with most phobias, the fear of flying does make some sense, but if ever…


“As with most phobias, the fear of flying does make some sense, but if ever there was a fear worth quashing then this is it. After all, life is short, and there’s a great big world to explore out there.”
-Beth Ditto

Beth Ditto – Olympia was a town crawling…

Olympia was a town crawling with music. I was new to the whole punk scene…


“Olympia was a town crawling with music. I was new to the whole punk scene. The culture shock continued Olympia had bagels! We didn’t have bagels in Arkansas. You could order vegetarian food all over town! It was so crazy to me – a place with so many vegetarians, the restaurants made special dishes for them?”
-Beth Ditto

Beth Ditto – When I am made fun…

When I am made fun of in the press I just remember those days when…


“When I am made fun of in the press I just remember those days when I’d come home to find that the water had been turned off because my mother couldn’t afford the bill. Suddenly, everything feels easier.”
-Beth Ditto

Beth Ditto – I feel sorry… for people…

I feel sorry… for people who’ve had skinny privilege and then have it taken away…


“I feel sorry… for people who’ve had skinny privilege and then have it taken away from them. I have had a lifetime to adjust to seeing how people treat women who aren’t their idea of beautiful and therefore aren’t their idea of useful, and I had to find ways to become useful to myself.”
-Beth Ditto