February 24, 2015

Over the past few months, I have meant to type up a summation of all my thoughts and feelings from the end of 2014 into the start of 2015. As the end of February 2015 nears, I realize if I do not do this now, I never will.

 

In September 2014, I was feeling very out of p...

October 30, 2014

I grew up in NYC. I lived there for 18 years. In that time I was cat-called, followed, grabbed, groped, and jerked off at. When I was in junior highschool, girls my age (myself included) would say things like "thank you" or smile when we were harassed. We did this out...

September 20, 2014

“Having two identities for yourself is an example of a lack of integrity.” - Mark Zuckerberg

In the past few months, facebook has taken action against drag queens, burlesque performers and anyone else who goes by an alias by shutting down their accounts unless they ca...

August 12, 2014

Yesterday I had my unusually carefree day interrupted by the devastating news that Robin Williams had taken his own life. Immediately thereafter the sky opened up and there was an incredible rainstorm. It was very fitting.

 

Mr. Williams was a talented and beautiful...

July 31, 2014

I guess I knew long before high school that the only possible college major out there for me was Women's and Gender Studies. My parents were born in the 60s and lived as artists in Chicago all through the 80s so it's really no surprise that I had a pretty feminist upbr...

July 19, 2014

As an adolescent, I used to listen to Night At The Opera on my discman constantly. Falling asleep to the gentle sound of songs like '39 and Love of My Life then waking and stomping around the streets of New York City to the more dangerous Death on Two Legs. My love of...

July 6, 2014

Last weekend I stage-managed and performed in a show called "Cabaret at the End of the Universe", a hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy themed burlesque hour. This was the fourth production of an annual birthday celebration that I co-produce with my dance-partner-in-crime...

July 3, 2014

On June 25th, Wild Cherry, the Firecracker of Bourbon Street passed away at the age of 79. Wild Cherry was a legend of New Orleans Burlesque. She began dancing on Bourbon in 1958 and although she retired in the 70s, she was called out of retirement in by the revival of...

May 1, 2014

   When I began dancing about four years ago, I wasn't thinking about the shape of my body. I felt that as a furious young woman with a booty it was practically my duty to shake it on stage in the name of feminism. I wanted to challenge the audience's sexuality with my...

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