Outsider, Fringe Walker, Artist, Beatnik Freak
My name is Rachel Hutcheson, I am a writer, a songwriter, an actor, outsider, fringe walker, rebel, never went to prom, black sheep, moved to New York City at twenty-three and performed with a boat-load of talented friends: hit the road after six years to see the sky in Chicago and then to feel the Los Angeles sun for ten.
Now I’m writing left of center Peace & Love, Power to the People, You Don’t Own Me, You Broke My Heart, and I Won’t Back Down songs in Nashville, TN. I live with my walk the line husband who I met at a kegger in Kalamazoo, Mi. when I was nineteen.
I’ve been an artist my entire life, never had a corporate job, never worked for the man, never shot a gun and I say what I think because I can. I have worked as a painter, a waitress, a jewelry maker, designer, seamstress and a vendor, I am a dreamer, a “life is a blow your mind miracle” believer, a philosopher, a listener and a Be Who You Are supporter and defender.
I saw back in kindergarten I didn’t fit the mold and the trouble gets worse as the years I live grow. The freer I become the more I want to be free, and the deeper it goes the more I feel like me. I do not know why I am how I am: why I’m not wolf and why I’m not a lamb. But I tell you right now, when it comes to me, there is no other me that I’d rather be.
I don’t like to hide, I don’t like to fake it: Life is art, at least that’s what I named it. I write and I act to entertain and uplift, I am here to inspire and smash the mountain of myths that say you can only be what people say you can be…that’s big pile of shit, you know what I mean?
So I’m writing some books, hanging my flag on a pole and where I’ll end up nobody knows. If you like what I’m saying, if you can feel what I’m thinking, you might just be a different breed, beatnik, black sheep rebel freak like me…©Excerpt from “The Almost True Tales, Thoughts & Observations of a Life Long Black Sheep Rebel Girl
Thank you for reading my thoughts.
Stay wild stay free,
Black Sheep Rebel Girl