Truth Tastes Funny with Hersh Rephun
Truth Tastes Funny with Hersh Rephun
How do we stay sane, survive, and thrive in today’s world? On the Truth Tastes Funny podcast, writer/comedian Hersh Rephun explores the absurdity of life’s challenges, while engaging with experts who’ve dedicated themselves to finding serious solutions.
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Christine Macdonald: Baring Her Soul with Humor & Humanity

S4 E74 • Feb 20, 2024 • 28 mins

I chat with Christine Macdonald about her journey from stripping to a new life, tackling trauma, stereotypes, and imposter syndrome. We delve into Christine's aspirations, her approach to inspire young women, and the role of social media in sharing authentic stories. Her book, "Face Value: From Working the Pole to Baring My Soul," is out now.

Key Points

  • Christine McDonald shares her journey from a traumatic childhood and struggling with self-worth to finding validation and a sense of beauty for the first time on the stripper stage, which she details in her new book "Face Value: From Working the Pole to Baring My Soul."
  • Christine discusses the challenges of transitioning from the highs of her stripping career and drug abuse to a more stable life, highlighting the moment of realization that led her to save up and leave her past behind.
  • Christine emphasizes the importance of finding humor in one's personal story and trauma as a means of coping and healing, while also advocating for self-acceptance and avoiding the pitfalls of comparing oneself to others.
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