Beth Ditto – As a kid, I was…

As a kid, I was always mad – just noticing the women at Thanksgiving, running around…


“As a kid, I was always mad – just noticing the women at Thanksgiving, running around the kitchen, while the men were watching football. For one, I don’t want to cook, and for two, I hate football. I was stuck in the middle.”
-Beth Ditto

Beth Ditto – For me the greatest revenge…

For me the greatest revenge of all is having a happy adulthood, waking up in…


“For me the greatest revenge of all is having a happy adulthood, waking up in my gorgeous turquoise bedroom in the morning beside a person who really inspires me. That’s the best revenge a girl-loving girl from the Bible belt could possibly have. And, importantly, it’s healthy.”
-Beth Ditto

Beth Ditto – Girls are taught to sing…

Girls are taught to sing high and pretty, like Antony, not low and from the…


“Girls are taught to sing high and pretty, like Antony, not low and from the guts like Nina Simone. But we’re slowly trying to change that. There are so many things we’re not told growing up, and it’s our true feminist responsibility to take the truth to the people who need to hear it.”
-Beth Ditto

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