I’m not a big fan of compiling my bio, but here’s one that was recently written about me by the Mom 2.0 Summit people:
Wendi Aarons is an award-winning humor writer and blogger who lives in Austin, Texas with her husband and two sons. In the past few years, she has written for a number of publications including McSweeneys, and for Esther’s Follies, Austin’s famous comedy revue. She has been has also been a commentator on Austin’s NPR station, KUT. Wendi is one of the creators of Mouthy Housewives and the much-lauded twitter feed @paulryangosling. She is also a writer for US Weekly magazine’s Fashion Police.
In my life before yoga pants, I worked as a copywriter and for movie studios like Warner Bros. and Walt Disney Pictures in L.A. Then I had kids and stopped contributing to society.
In the past couple years, my humor pieces have been seen at McSweeneys, US Weekly Fashion Police, AlphaMom, LifetimeTV.com, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times (quoted), The Stir, Fresh Yarn, Parentwise Austin, BlogHer, NickMom, AustinWoman, KUT, HybridMom and many other places I can’t remember because of my raging Benadryl and chardonnay habit.
I wrote a humor piece for McSweeneys in 2007 about Always Maxi-Pads that goes viral about once a year. Then for a few weeks, I get called a bitch on Facebook and people send me information about Diva Cups. It’s super fun.
In 2009, I was a Voice of the Year winner at BlogHer, the world’s largest conference for women in social media, and was also a BlogHer Voices of the Year Honoree in 2011. Additionally, I was asked to speak on comedy writing twice at BlogHer conferences and in August 2012, my other blog TheMouthyHousewives.com hosted an official BlogHer party with upwards of 3,000 invitees. I also spoke on humor at the MomCom conference and the Mom 2.0 Summit in 2013.
Also of note, my blog was named “Editors Choice Funniest Mom Blog” by Parents Magazine. I know—this blog. The one that you’re reading right now. Stop shaking your head because it’s true.
I also founded the Austin version of the nationwide Listen to Your Mother show and have been the co-producer/director of it for the past three years. We just finished our 2013 sold-out show and it was an amazing experience.
In 2012, my writing partners at The Mouthy Housewives and I started a very popular political parody Twitter feed called @paulryangosling. We got a lot of media attention for it, and here’s an interview I did with Texas Monthly.
Whew. All that said, I usually post here just once a week, and it’s a little unpredictable, so if you don’t want to miss any of the excitement, subscribe to my feed and you’ll get an email when I put up something new. (Technology!)
Thanks so much for reading!