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  1. Others' Perceptions vs. My Real Life

    Friday, March 17, 2023


        For the past few years, I haven’t consistently kept up my appearance.  Of course when I am going on an audition or if I’m in a show, I do bother to look good, but in general when I go to the store or take out the garbage, I look bummy.  I think I went pandemic and didn’t come back. 

        Today when I was returning from two stores in my sweatpants, hoodie, dungaree jacket, mask, no make-up, no earrings, I was thinking that maybe my mood would be uplifted a bit if I bothered to put in some effort to look nice.  As I turned the corner, a man who appeared to be in my age range said hello and acted like he knew me.  I didn’t recognize him but in case I was mistaken, I nodded.  Then he came over to me and said, “You live around here, right?”  I nodded and thought he needed directions or something.  Well, I was wrong.

        “You give me fuck, and I give you money.”

        “Nooo.”  I continued walking away.

        “You have Tinder?”


        I waited until he was far enough away before crossing the street to my building.  My head was spinning.  Is there someone on Tinder who looks like me, I wondered.  I'm not on any dating site.  What about me screams prostitute?  Nothing.  Even when I look bummy, this happens.  So do I really want to go out there looking good?  If I had looked good, I may have attributed this event as punishment for beauty.  After all, we are typically blamed for this kind of shit.

        I’ve known men who said that if they were women, they’d never be broke.  Yeah right.  Let them bend over for anonymous desperate dick and tell me what it’s like. 

        When I entered my lobby, I saw that some neighbor put out a bag of refundable cans.  I gratefully took the bag upstairs.  After returning cans at the supermarket, I can live with myself. 


        Now back to my actual life.  I’ll be sharing autobiographical stories this Tuesday, March 21st, 7pm at Mon Amour Coffee and Wine, 234 West 238th Street in the Bronx.  

        The event is free, whether in person or on Zoom.  It includes an open mic, so feel free to bring something to share.  Very welcoming atmosphere.  No one will ask you to fuck for money.  How refreshing!


    Much love to CGG-M ❤💕❤

    Mindy Matijasevic

    March 2023


  2. Mark Your Calendars!

    Sunday, March 5, 2023


    I’m excited about my upcoming comedy show this Friday, 3/10, 8pm at The Artist, 249 City Island Avenue.  In honor of Women’s History Month, it’s an all-female line-up.

    Event page

    Advance tickets here:

     Laughter is guaranteed!  Plus you can BYOB.  $15 cover; no minimum!  Lots of funny!




    On Tuesday, March 21, I’ll be featuring for Art in the Basin at Mon Amour Coffee and Wine, 234 West 238 Street, Bronx, NY.  Seating 6:45; show time 7pm.  I’ll be reading slices of memoir.  There will also be an open mic.  Come, listen, sign up, and share something of yours.

    https:/Art in the Basin/



    The International Women Artists’ Salon, headed by Heidi Russell, is having a month-long exhibition for Women’s History Month (look for them on Facebook).  On March 25th from 3:30 to 5:30, they are showcasing women in film, literature, and comedy.  I’ll be performing comedy at 224 Waverly Place near 7th Avenue and 11th Street.




    On Saturday, April 1st, I am in two Off-Off-Broadway shows of Listen to Your Mother, created and directed by Heather Christie.  We had a Zoom rehearsal today, and the cast is wonderful.  They are from all over the USA, so some are flying in to NYC to do the show.  The stories are powerful, diverse, and impacting.  The performances will take place at Theatre 71, 152 West 71st Street on April 1st at 3pm and 7pm.  Tickets are selling and it’s been recommended that you purchase tickets early.


    Tickets here:


    I hope my bookings continue like this and even more.  I’ll keep you all updated.  In the meantime, I hope you’d like to attend something.


    Love always to CGG-M  ❤ ❤ ❤

    Mindy Matijasevic

    March 2023





  3. Upcoming Events!

    Saturday, February 25, 2023


    Just returned from Miami Beach last night.  While I was away, NYC had weather in the balmy 50s.  I came back in time for freezing 20s.  I was lucky to get such a vacation.  A poetry friend was given a trip for two to Miami Beach as a birthday gift.  She asked me to join her – airfare and hotel paid for.  I was treated to the meals.  It was a total indulgence.  Though it was very nice to be somewhere warm in February and to have housekeeping service, I am glad to be home.  Home is not at all luxurious, but it is home.


    Now for local news:

    Sunday, February 26th at 7pm -- The Prosettas (a group of four talented writers of prose and memoir) will be reading at BUS STOP CAFÉ, 597 Hudson Street in the West Village, NY, NY.  The series of readings is curated by Michael Graves.  Admission is free though a contribution of $5 is requested.  This event includes a limited open mic.  Feel free to bring something to share and sign up for the open.

    Mindy Matijasevic                                     Alys Kremer

    Dorothy Cantwell                                                       Susan Weiman    


    Friday, March 10th at 8pmAlmost Spring Comedy Show featuring an all-female line-up for Women’s History Month at THE ARTIST, 249 City Island Avenue, NY, NY.  $15 cover, no minimum (though you might be tempted by the light fare and delicious desserts).  You can BYOB.  The wonderful line-up: Dara Jemmott, Jean Kim, Rachael Parenta, and me of course. 


    Tuesday, March 21st at 7pm – I’ll be sharing slices of memoir as the feature for Art in the Basin at Mon Amour Coffee & Wine, 234 West 238th Street, Bronx, NY.  This event includes a rockin’ hybrid open mic!


    Saturday, April 1st at 3pm and 7pmListen to Your Mother at Theatre 71 just off Broadway.  152 West 71st Street, NY, NY.[%7B%22surface%22%3A%22group%22%7D]%7D


    Hope something appeals to everyone.  Would be glad to see you.


    Constant love to CGG-M  ❤❤❤

    Mindy Matijasevic

    February 2023


  4. Good Stuff

    Sunday, January 22, 2023


    Life continues to be interesting – full of surprises, some good and some not.  I had a very good evening with a cousin who’d been trying to get together with me for many years.  I had felt unable to do it for so long, not because of whom he is but more because of a very problematic family history.  Fortunately, he never gave up.  I also knew if I never gave it a chance, I’d regret it.


    We got together last Friday night.  He treated me to dinner and drinks.  We talked for about five hours.  We both learned a lot of what we’ve each been through.  At no point did he deny my reality which had been a big concern for me.  Now I am looking forward to our next time getting together. 


    Now, for those of you who enjoy all kinds of art forms, I’ll be sharing my poetry at Evie Ivy’s “Dance of the Word.”  There will be other poets, possibly some prose, music, and most definitely belly dancers.  I love watching belly dancing.  I find it meditative.  Here are the details:

    Friday, Feb. 10, 2023


    353 W. 48 Street

    $15 includes wine and light fare

    Time permitting, an open mic where you can perform!




    Much love to CGG-M ❤❤❤


    Mindy Matijasevic

    January 2023

  5. Things Going On

    Wednesday, January 11, 2023


    I spent the past weekend working on an application for a grant for my memoir writing.  There are so many details to the applying process, and at times I felt like giving up.  I kept asking myself how I’d feel if I didn’t even enter the ring.  So I kept marching on.  I am so glad I did.  But it wasn’t stress-free, that’s for sure.  The winners will be announced in May.


    Each time I push through something, I feel more capable for future opportunities.  I was left feeling proud, relieved, and mentally exhausted.  It also provided a justification for not doing housework that is piling up.  But the next day I needed to recover from lack of sleep. 


    On February 10th, I will be featured at Evie Ivy’s “Dance of the Word” in midtown, an event that has poetry, prose, music, and belly dancing.  



    On February 26th, I will be one of four features reading memoir at Michael Graves’ series at the Bus Stop Café in the West Village.  Both events include an open mic portion of the evening.  Feel free to come and share something with us.


    The next comedy show at The Artist on City Island will be in March.  I will update you on the date and other details.  I hope the almost spring weather will make folks want to come out and enjoy.

    I hope 2023 is going well for you.

    Much love to CGG-M  ❤❤❤

    Mindy Matijasevic

    January 2023