Introducing Shiloh Venable, “Out From Under The Rug” storyteller


Shiloh’s life has changed immensely since she was a college student. She came out of the closet to her family and friends, and now she is sharing her abortion story live, when the Austin “Out From Under The Rug” cast takes the Zach Theatre stage.

Shiloh Venable is a native Texan, a feminist, an Aggie, and an amateur healthy eater. She loves her finacée and her pups, and can’t get enough of improv comedy or road trips. If you can’t find her in her kitchen, look for your nearest soapbox, and there she’ll be.

Fixated Facts:

What would you name the autobiography of your life? View from a Soapbox: A Memoir

What’s your favorite part about Oral Fixation? The rawness. Whether the story is serious or light, seeing the true emotions of the storytellers is so fulfilling.

What is your favorite smell? The smell of cedar on summer mornings in the Texas Hill Country takes me back to my summer camp days, when I was free of the concerns of regular life. 

What do you want to be when you grow up? A mom!

Sneak peak: “I wasn’t traumatized physically, and I had confidence in my decision, but I still felt the fear of judgment. I dealt with that by repressing it and not talking about it, ever. I expected that at some point I would end up in some depression spiral because of everything I had been told about abortion prior to experiencing one, but it never happened. I moved on.”

Don’t miss Shiloh perform on the Oral Fixation stage in the “Out From Under The Rug” Austin show on Monday, October 10th.

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