Shelley Bridgman Talks To Derek Arden About Her Life Challenges

Here is Shelley Bridgman as described on the back of her book ‘Stand-Up For Yourself’ an inspiring, no-holds-barred account of one woman’s quest to find her true self.

Shelley Bridgman is an award-winning stand-up comic, actor, scriptwriter, professional speaker and a leading psychotherapist – but it wasn’t always this way.

First, she survived the hedonistic sixties with the inevitable round of clubbing, fashion and drugs; then she made the most of the seventies, travelling to over sixty countries whilst running a travel business – but it was the eighties that tested her to her limits. Battling depression, bankruptcy, addiction and suicide attempts, Shelley found the strength to confront her need to change gender and achieve harmony with herself.

A unique story told with delightfully dry humour about identity, self-discovery, acceptance and courage.

It is also a testament to a profoundly touching love story that has lasted over forty years.

Derek’s Verdict at the end of this interview – “What a Great Negotiator”

Derek Arden

Shelley Bridgman