Meet “Stick Together” Storyteller Tiana Lightfoot Svendsen
In her uproarious tale of childbirth et al, Tiana Lightfoot Svendsen deals with a husband stitch gone awry. On Valentine’s Day evening, come hear her side-splitting #StickTogether story of love and post-procreation nookie.
As a professional Planeteer, Tiana dumpster dives and educates the masses on actions they can take to ensure the longevity of humanity. She loves her partner Bjørn, their son Frederik, brevity, and allergen-free foods. Tiana seeks out humor in every situation and the good in most every person.
How did you hear about Oral Fixation? Wonder woman, Catherine Cuellar.
What inspired you to participate in Oral Fixation? I know there are other mothers out there who have experienced or who are experiencing a similar challenge. I want them to know they are not alone and help is available.
If you could be any animal what would you be? The name Tiana means redbird in Cherokee. It suits me. I have rosacea and I like to flap about.
What is your favorite board game? Monopoly. My dad would always be the banker 🤑 and stole money to teach my brother and I to be wary of capitalism. 💸
What is your favorite city or destination? Alla’s Historical Bed and Breakfast in Duncanville includes omelets made by backyard chickens, antique furnishings, and a host who my husband and I will talk about for the rest of our days.
What is your favorite quote? “Do all the good you can, in all the ways you can, to all the souls you can, in every place you can, at all the times you can, with all the zeal you can, as long as ever you can.” ~ John Wesley
What is your favorite sound? Least favorite? Favorite: the sound of my son’s laughter. Least favorite: the crinkly sound of flimsy plastic, especially in theaters. Cough drops being opened slowly during a performance agonize me. 😬
What’s your favorite word? Now. Let’s complete this task now—there is no need to have another meeting.
Who is your favorite cartoon character? Felix the Cat. He always has what he needs in his bag. I wish my purse would help me out of fixes, but instead it contains crumpled receipts, expired coupons, and roughly 42 pens. 🖊🖋🖊🖋🖊🖋🖊🖋🖊🖋🖊🖋🖊🖋… 😳
What is your favorite thing to eat in Dallas? Gluten-Free cupcakes at Spiral Diner. They are the only gluten-Free cupcakes in the metroplex which don’t make me miss wheat flour in baked goods.
What is the most embarrassing mistake you’ve ever made? I noticed a disheveled woman wearing stained sweatpants and yesterday’s eyeliner shuffling around the trash dumpster at my condo complex. Concerned she was cold and hungry and wanting to be a Good Samaritan, I invited her inside for a sandwich. To which she replied, “Tiana, I’m your neighbor.”
What is the best book you’ve read in the last decade? Homegoing: a novel by Yaa Gyasi—for the book’s portrayal of sin, sorrow, beauty, and hope, and how family and history shape generations.
Sneak Peek: “The contractions weren’t close enough together, so I decided to try some of the techniques the doula taught me. I got down on all fours and assumed various other primal positions unbecoming of any lady, especially a pregnant one.”