“I think the story about the green girl being made fun of because she was green and didn’t fit in touched me, because in the show she has a younger sister with special needs and I have a younger sister with special needs. And I was like the outcast. The song was about breaking free of all of that.”—Chris Colfer [Why does Defying Gravity mean so much to you?]
Karyn Colfer’s Interview – A Mum in a Million
When people discuss their inspirations, parents are often left out of the scenario. One set of parents that truly are inspirational, not only for their own children but for many others both young and old world-wide are Karyn and Tim Colfer. These are the parents of Glee star Chris Colfer. You may have read my post in April where I discussed Chris’ accomplishments and bullying issues as well as his sister Hannah’s rollercoaster ride with epilepsy. This time, I was honoured with interviewing their mum Karyn who is probably the most amazing person I have had the pleasure to converse with, although I have a feeling that she will deny it and say that it is her children who make her who she is! Not only has Karyn raised two humble, loving and fabulous children, she has done this whilst keeping them both grounded through upset and trauma.