Watch Dr. Mara’s interview with Aralyn Hughes on March 20, 2016.
For over 33 years Aralyn Hughes has been an icon in Austin helping to keep the city as bright, colorful, and unique as she is. Aralyn has appeared on numerous television shows on the local and national level as an ambassador of what makes Austin such a great place to live. She is one of Austin’s favorite “Keep Austin Weird” characters, featured on HGTV, Discovery Channel, both national and local CBS networks, various radio stations, and local venues like Zachary Scott Theater. She is co-author of IN THE WEST, one of the longest running monologue shows in Austin, which also played the Kennedy Center and was later adapted into the movie DEEP IN THE HEART.
Aralyn became a performance artist, storyteller and non fiction monologist in her sixties. She performed eight original pieces in her series “Aralyn’s Home Economics” and was then accepted to perform her newest show in NYC at the International Solo Theater Fetival in Nov 2013.
Aralyn recently completed her first book, an anthology about child-free women who came of age in the 1960s. KID ME NOT features stories of women who made the decision to not have children.