Our Eyes Are Fixed On: Penelope Taylor

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While she wasn’t necessarily doted on 364 days out of the year, Penelope Taylor’s birthdays always meant scratch-baked cakes from her mother. Next month she’ll take the Oral Fixation stage in “Icing on the Cake” to describe how’s she’s continued the tradition with her own daughter. 

The middle child of three sisters. Penelope Taylor was born in New York and lived in Manhattan for several years, but she’s been an adopted Texan since 1990. She’s the proud Mom of a beautiful daughter who’s a junior at Texas State. She’s a non-fiction writer, theater and music lover, foodie and avid traveler.

Fixated Facts:

What would you name the autobiography of your life? Who Knew?

What inspired you to participate in Oral Fixation? It reminded me of “This American Life” on NPR, which I love, but with its own flavor.

What’s your favorite word? Please use it in a sentence. Compassion: Compassion for others is what makes our lives meaningful.

What do you want to be when you grow up? Happy.

Share anything fun, silly, or unique about yourself. I didn’t have a TV in my house until I was 11, because my parents didn’t think it was good for us.

Sneak peak: “My younger sister demanded a Barbie cake with a pink piped skirt. Mom complied, even though she disapproved of Barbie because she looked, ‘like an anorexic Playboy centerfold.’”

Don’t miss Penelope on the Oral Fixation stage on Tuesday, May 10.


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