Introducing Bennie the Bearded Lady
Whose to say what is normal? What is beautiful? ........we are born this way.
The year was 1897 when the circus came to Bennie's little town. Her father bought tickets and treated Bennie to her very first stick of cotton candy. She was in heaven eating the lovely spun threads of colorful sugar. As they waited for the tent flaps to open for the main show Bennie was happy to run around the grounds and peek into the side show tents. She heard laughter, she felt happiness, and she saw people who were "different" like her. Even at her young age, she could feel the magic. This magic stayed with her long after the circus packed up their tents to move on to the next town.
For the next several years Bennie spent her days being ignored, pointed and laughed at when she walked into town. Then on her 18th birthday, the circus returned. Sadly, Bennie's father died years before in a coal mining accident. Choking back the tears, standing there with ticket and stick of cotton candy in hand, she realized the time had come to make a change in her life. She needed to be a part of something magical. So this time when she walked the grounds of the side show, she knew she was looking for more than entertainment, she was looking for a place to belong. It didn't take long to be welcomed with open arms by wonderful people and she knew she was home.
From that day forward Bennie entertained the crowds, made a living, traveled the world, and loved her new family for years to come. No longer being ignored, this time when people pointed they had paid their coin and were curious. They shyly asked questions and found that Bennie and her side show family were really no different for themselves. We are all born the way we are, don't let others try and change that.
Bennie will be available for purchase at Hauntizaar 2017 on October 21st
in St. Pete, Florida
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