I shoved his leg aside and sat down, my heart was racing

Taking up space… This morning I got onto the U5 and it was full. I spotted a free seat that was being partly taken up by a huge manspreading beer drinking biker dude in a leather jacket and sunglasses. My first reaction was to not go for the seat. But then I thought fuck him…

Free empowering flip book!

Here is the little Bedroom Burlesque flip book made with love by Lady Lou! Free for students that attend the Bedroom Burlesque Workshop. Inside are empowering quotes and phrases that she teaches in her workshop. So when you leave you can take these words with you. What is a Bedroom Burlesque Workshop?… It is a…

I buried the picture deep in my archives to be forgotten

Yesterday I came across this old photograph where I was posing for an artist that wanted to paint a portrait of me. When she first showed me this picture I was horrified at how fat and floppy my belly looked. Back then I would never have dreamed of sharing a picture like this on social…

being sexy is not defined by your dress or bra size

After working in the Burlesque industry for over 11 years I have discovered that…. just because a woman has what society tells us is a “perfect” body doesn’t necessarily mean she is going to be the sexiest performer of the night. Sometimes it can be the woman that you wouldn’t expect to be sexy that explodes…

Women CAN make the first move

Women CAN MAKE THE FIRST MOVE !!! Life is too short waiting for someone to come and choose you. If you want it, go out and get it.  I just had a student from my Bedroom Burlesque Workshop write to me and said last night she tried the flirting techniques I taught and it worked.  She…

The Guilty Feminist

A fellow Burlesque buddy (Honey Lulu creator of Honey & Lola Vintage) introduced me to this hilarious and refreshing podcast.  I am without a doubt a guilty feminist, I have been listening to it every day.  It makes me laugh-cry, I just can’t get enough.   So I though I would share it with you……

Do I spend my money on food, rent or tampons?

Homeless women have to decide once a month: do I spend my money on food, rent or tampons? There are also rare occasions for showering and washing clothes. This is where Eva’s Haltestelle comes in: it is an accommodation explicitly for homeless women in Berlin – Wedding.  At present, between 2,500 and 3,000 women in…

Women write letters to their boobs

The Dear Boobs Project intends to start conversations about how women feel about their bodies and breasts after surgery, to validate the emotions involved, and help to start to address the impact of altered body image after breast cancer. Dear Boobs is a collection of 100 letters and imagery from women all over the world….

oh i can do that naked!

BY DOTTI MASCOTTI:  In my bio I say “I ran away from the circus” as my clown persona, but the real me ran actually away to Berlin from Chicago because of body shaming. I’ve done theater my entire life and it wasn’t until I grew boobs and hips did I realised I would never have…