WEIRD KIDS MEET UP
Weird is my favorite compliment!
Weird kids meet up started off having a once a month meet up Shenanigans and has transformed into meet ups not only at Shenanigans but around the area, special events, and an online source of support.
We are here for the teens and kids that live life on the weird side. All are loved and accepted!
Jessica Cotton, a teacher and owner of Shenanigans Comedy Theatre, is the mother of three weirdos and a weird kid for life. Read more of her story from this article from Rocket City Mom.
This group was originally started for weird kids with a focus on teens and has spread. We will be seeing some events pop up for specific ages.
We are 1000% LGBTQ friendly. We have a large number of youth that participate that have fresh names and pronouns, or are newly exploring their identify. We also have families with same sex parents (including mine).
We also have a large number of members with disabilities, mental health struggles, PTSD, or a difficult home dynamic. There is zero room for judgement in this group.
We are here to love one another, be a support system (because kids aren’t easy), and to attempt to help our weird kids feel safe and make friends.
Please make sure you speak to your children and that your family is open to accepting all of these people before attending events.
If you have a self-proclaimed weird kid, join the Facebook Group for information on meetups. We have even started a Weird Kids for Life page for all the adults out there looking to connect with their people.
IN THE NEWS
ARTS UNDERGROUND - WEIRD KIDS MEET UP OF NORTH ALABAMA
Weird Kids MeetUp of North Alabama launched in the Summer of 2021 by Shenanigans Comedy Theatre co-founder, Jessica Cotton. Jessica encourages her Weird Kids and parents to take the word "weird" as a compliment, turning the commonly negative connotation of the word on its head, and embracing the uniqueness that makes each one of us special.
These are some of the upcoming public events we support.
NEW YEAR’S DAY BALL
This is an inclusive event hosted by our Weird Kids Meet Up group. Dress however you feel comfortable, and costumes are always welcome! Walk the red carpet. Vote for the Royal court, play games, dance, sing or just hang out! Refreshments included in the price!