Confessions of an Ex- Superwoman
Confessions of an exSuperwoman is a one-woman show based on the life of Dr. Kimberly J.
Chandler. In 2011, Dr. Chandler began a blog entitled Confessions of an exSuperwoman as
an opportunity to chronicle her feelings, revelations and observations concerning her healing
journey from the ravages of psychological, physical and sexual abuse. This journey includes
navigating life in 20th and 21st century America as a large, independent, self-sufficient,
assertive, strong, Black woman; an identity space fraught with a complex plethora of challenges and contradictions. In 2016, Dr. Chandler, an accomplished actress, singer,
minister and scholar, returns to the stage after a 20-year hiatus with Confessions.
Like many women that share her experiences, she negotiated life while being plagued by the
impact abuse left: severe depression, continuous anxiety, PTSD, and a destroyed sense of
self-worth. Although she dealt with what were often debilitating effects, her life was filled with
numerous accomplishments; another element of her African American culture that caused
problematizing effects to her psychological and emotional health.
The Valiant Theatre (View)
6621 St. Claude
Arabi, LA 70032