Karaoke for alztheimer’s patients 

​​ My dad’s favorite caretaker and I did karaoke for the memory care unit again last night (we call ourselves Shell-anie). This Neil Diamond rendition ended up somehow turning into a st Patrick’s day tribute to immigrants lol. My Irish accent is terrible but this was super fun nonetheless. My dad was not impressed but…

How a Story Saved My Relationship With My Dad

I’ve flown back to Nashville to visit my dad 5 times in the last 6 months, which is kinda crazy now that I think about it. I spend the majority of my time here just sitting in a chair next to him, watching football while I play on my computer or swipe guys left on…

An Exciting Night at the Memory Care Unit!

What an exciting last day at the memory care center! Miss Mary (the one my dad calls an asshole to her face) came out into the living room area in a sexy night gown, went up and rubbed my dad’s bald head (like she tends to do), and straight up propositioned him lol.  “You want…

Trying So Hard To Be a Boy 

Only one friend of mine knew I straightened my hair back when I was living in my truck. During that time, I was still trying to fool people into thinking  I didn’t care about my looks cuz that’s what I thought only girly-girls cared about and I was not gonna be one of those. No,…

VIDEO: The Best Costume Ever

    All my old coworkers (who lived in their cars with me back in the day) threw a costume party out in the desert. My favorite part was Zoltar. I went as “Hilary Clinton Beaten To A Pulp By the Media” cuz I will always defend the way we treat women, regardless of their…

You Shouldn’t Hate My Abusive Ex Either

(This summer in Vermont where I used to work for Outward Bound) When I worked at Outward Bound, one of our 23-day courses was with all at-risk boys ages 13-15 and it was insane. Besides all the gay-bashing we had to shut down and the toxic masculinity we had to deal with and the fights…

PODCAST: The Most Important Story I’ve Ever Told

My domestic violence story just came out today on Risk! They dedicated the whole hour to my story (instead of having four performers like usual)  cuz Kevin is awesome and he thought this story might help a lot of people (it’s funny though I swear!). This right here is the real Melanie Hamlett. This is…

VIDEO: The Naked Bookseller

  (Quartzite, AZ) I met a little old man yesterday who wears a sock on his penis and sells books and makes no money even thought he’s kinda famous for being a little old naked man who sells books and wears a penis sock. He is the coolest cat ever and I love his spirit….