Manage episode 185782287 series 137342
Comedienne Ms Pat has lived a life most of us cannot even fathom. She grew up in Georgia at the height of the crack epidemic with an alcoholic mother and a father who was not around. Sexually abused as a child, pregnant at the age of 13 and the mother of two by 15. Pat learned quickly that life on the streets is not what she wanted for her kids. Especially after being shot by her babies daddy. Determined to find a better life she received her GED. And with the encouragement of her case worker on Bill Clinton’s Welfare to Work program attended an open mic. She found she could make people laugh with her amazing stories. She also met and married her current husband who has stood by her since. We chat about her life and her new book, Rabbit: The Autobiography of Ms. Pat: Patricia Williams.
Pat shares with us her families reaction to the book, the power of forgiveness, threats us to a tale that’s not in the book and her favorite pro wrestler growing up! We also learn how a couple of adults who crossed her path as a child played an important role in Pat breaking the cycle of poverty and living in the “hood”. It is not surprising that this powerful woman is now seeing the success she so deserves.
For more information on Ms. Pat: mspatcomedy.com and on social media: comedienneMsPat