The Kindness Quest: dancing for joy
By Susan Calman
Susan Calman has been dancing her way across our screens and into our hearts for over 10 weeks on Strictly Come Dancing 2017, how has this ability to find joy changed her life?
Comedian and broadcaster Susan Calman has been dancing her way across our screens and into our hearts for 10 weeks on Strictly Come Dancing 2017, how has this ability to find joy changed her life?
Susan Calman's enthusiasm at being on Strictly Come Dancing is an inspiration to all of us. Cheer Up Love, Susan's first book, had a clear aim. To help people understand depression. This book has a similarly clear path: to persuade people to be kinder to each other and spread more joy.
These are extremely difficult and confusing times - people are cross and shouty. It's exhausting! But more than anything, people like Susan, people who don't hate other people, are apologising for the way that they think. Susan wants to make sure that they don't. That it's ok to love people, that kindness is something wonderful and brilliant and to bring on the joy.
So the mission is simple.To get the nation to join her in not being negative. To bring back joy, kindness and community, to find that joy in the little things in life and defeat the hate and fear.
Susan is a one-woman army of hope and joy, and she's ready to lead the nation in a different direction.
Glasgow-born ex-lawyer Susan Calman is a stand-up comedian, actor, presenter and writer. A regular on The News Quiz, Susan has written four series for BBC Radio 4 including a sitcom and her last tour, The Calman Before The Storm went on to sell-out nationally. She presents The Boss, Armchair Detectives and Top Class on BBC TV.
For over ten weeks, she has been winning hearts and minds as a contestant in Strictly Come Dancing, and will be on the Strictly tour in 2018.
An advocate for LGBT and mental health issues, Susan lives in Glasgow with her wife Lee, and her cats.
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06 Sep 2018
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