On my 8th birthday party, my mum hired a clown to perform. He was over the top and did a great job at terrifying all the kids. All the kids except me. I loved it all; the makeup, the costume, the performance. I ate it all up! Since then, I’ve had a slight fascination with the circus, and performance artists in general. So much so, that for the better part of my childhood, I wanted to become a circus clown. All that to say, I was a little more than excited when I got the opportunity to speak with Jessica Minshall, founder of The Amazing Giants, a circus performing arts group based in Columbus, Ohio.