MY LIFE IS A ENDLESS CONSTRUCTION SITE

MY LIFE IS A ENDLESS CONSTRUCTION SITE: Messy, loud, chaotic, and creative. Every new segment that is added to the structure brings a multitude of challenges and a constant re-evaluation of the original blueprint. The goal in the end is not to have a flawless finished product. The goal is to expand, dismantle and rework…

bring on the crazy I say

Some like to label me as “a crazy woman” because I choose to live my life this way. Well if that’s what you wanna to call it, bring on the crazy I say, and wear it with pride! Sending my love to all of those “crazy wom*n” out there – keep going . I WON’T:…

Being Brave is…

Being Brave: is making yourself vulnerable by stepping out of what you have been told is the “norm” in order to expose your own truth. You know the closer you get to those terrifying feelings, the closer your getting to your own truth. So take your fears look them in the eyes, grab them by…

the no make-up, and no filter, close up reveal

For a showgirl this is perhaps the scariest kind of strip one can do – the no make-up, no filter, close up reveal !!😱 Last night I came home from teaching another amazing Burlesque workshop this time at The Soho House. My job there was to empower women through Burlesque and create a space where…

Can I be feminine and sexual, and a successful business woman?

Article written by: Ruby Skyscraper – (Burlesque Graduate from Lady Lou) Photo: Maren Michaelis I recently gave a talk at my coworking space introducing my secret showgirl life to the people who work beside me in on a daily basis. This was a terrifying experience for me because in my day job I am small business…

fear of looking stupid

My Burlesque students often tell me that learning how to give good face while performing (face expression, eye contact, flirting etc) is one of the hardest parts of the workshop – why?… because they feel silly when they do it. I tell them YESSSSSsssss and that is what’s so great about it. In order to…

I have decided to lean into the fear

Wow! I just got a message from a former Burlesque Graduate of mine that had to move back to her small town in America which is known to have strong religious and conservative values. She told me that she is about to reveal herself and give a talk at her co-working space (she works in…

I viewed my strength as a weakness

At high school the boys used to laugh at me and say I should have been a player on the All Black rugby team because I was so huge. As I walked passed they would make sounds of the earth cracking under my feet like a giant. Back then I viewed my strength as a…

What is MY favourite body part?

I haven’t written anything in a while and I feel like it’s time to get back on that keyboard and tap out some of the stuff that has been rattling around in my head. So here we goooo… During one of my Burlesque workshops recently there was a section where I ask my students to…

I am 40 years old, bisexual, married and a mother of two

I promised to do a photoshoot that has no beauty retouching on photoshop – I call it “pure beauty shoot”. The photos have only had the colour and contrast slightly adjusted. I also made a conscious effort to not hide behind my costuming. For example I would always wear high waisted panties to hide my…