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…

I wear your insults as my Crown

You call me degrading to women because I choose to reveal my beautiful body. You call me a bitch because I stand up for myself. You call me a slut because I enjoy sex and don’t hide it. You call me fat because I don’t fit your idea of pretty. If this is what being…

Fuel to my fire tonight

Just preparing my opening speech for the Bedroom Burlesque Event tonight. I will tell a story about a beautiful student of mine that has been asked to leave her job for wanting to perform Poledance/Burlesque on stage at our Graduation Event. When she was in tears telling me what had happened to her I felt…

SEX POSITIVE FEMINISM

SEX POSITIVE FEMINISM centres on the idea that expressing your own form of sexuality is an essential component of liberating women’s rights. For example in certain cultures, particularly countries that are influenced by Roman Catholicism, the belief in traditional ideas of masculinity and female purity has led to what many interpret as a double standard…

It’s time to redefine these labels for ourselves

BY LADY LOU: It’s a life long journey learning how to set ourselves free from the distorted and broken reflection we see in the mirror and on social media. This distortion happens because we live in a world that tells us we don’t measure up to the unrealistic socially constructed ideas of what “beauty” &…

Here is a fun podcast interview I did with Berlinothèque!  https://soundcloud.com/berlinotheque/episode-11-lady-lou-bedroom-burlesque  Berlinothèque is a podcast that aims to tell the stories of people that moved to Berlin with an ambition or a dream, and are working on it, inspiring others in Berlin or somewhere else to not give up on their own ideas. https://berlinotheque.com/home/

remember to laugh at our own absurdity

BY VIV CLICQUOT: “This act is a celebration of pure freedom of movement and a reminder that female bodies are instruments of our own joy and pleasure. Burlesque performance as a whole has been an incredibly powerful force of positive feminist change in my life. With each and every performance, each time I take to…

Clit notes: ted talk by Louisa Lorenz

Creator of her own workshop, which she holds in many German cities on her tours, Louisa Lorenz delivers a thought-provoking talk about the importance of sexual education sharing her personal journey of discovery and educating young adults on gender and sex. Creator of her own workshop, which she holds in many German cities on her…

Lipstick Feminism

Lipstick feminism is a variety of third-wave feminism that seeks to embrace traditional concepts of femininity, including the sexual power of women, alongside feminist ideas. Unlike early feminist campaigns that focused on the basic fundamental rights of women, starting with the Womens’ Suffrage Movement, lipstick feminism seeks to ascertain that women could still be feminist…

The most entertaining and truly empowering evenings I’ve ever experienced!

An outstanding review of the Bedroom Burlesque Boudoir by Kathleen Olstedt “Thanks, Emma Lou for one of the bravest, smartest, most entertaining and truly empowering evenings I’ve ever experienced. It got everything: a refreshingly dirty phantasy of eating a Burger, a thought-provoking investigation of the sexual/ized labouring body, an opera voice conversing with a dildo,…