now I’m like a femme fatale

I received this very beautiful message from one of my students and I wanted to share it with you… “Dear Lady Lou, I started your burlesque classes because it’s a lot of fun, but also because it makes me feel confident. Lately for some inexplicable reason men keep hitting on me while before I was…

embrace the bitch within

Finding your inner bitch can be a huge step in asserting your own power and finding your authentic self. There are moments in our lives where we can benefit from finding our voice and going for it with everything we got. Being a Bitch isn’t about making the people around you suffer, it’s about not…

I threw my broken shoes aside and jumped into the middle

Here comes a little story that warms my heart every time I think back on it… During the summer I was invited to do a workshop at the Pangea Festival.  They wanted me to not only teach Burlesque but also have a self-love and confidence building element to it as well – great just my…

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…