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Sydni Deveraux: On body modification, elective surgery and the joys of changing your body in the age of the Internet.

Sydni Deveraux, by Kaylin Idora. ( Burlesque Performers: Get Paid. Stop Working for Free! - 21st Century Burlesque Magazine)Read more

A little post about body modification, elective surgery and the joys of changing your body in the age of the Internet. This was spurred by comments I see on Instagram on people’s accounts, Facebook, society’s response to Bruce Jenner, body builders, the burlesque community, debates over black women’s hair, etc… So I’m kind of a […]


Isabelle L’Amour: Choosing a Burlesque Name

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In a new series, Isabelle L’Amour shares her experiences from her first two years in burlesque. This week she discusses choosing a burlesque name… When it came to choosing a burlesque name for myself before I took to the stage it was hardly a difficult choice; I had been toying with performing for a few […]

Isabelle L’Amour: Over the Blue Moon

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In a new series, Isabelle L’Amour shares her experiences from her first two years in burlesque… February 26th 2012 is a date that will stay with me for the rest of my life; the day that I made my burlesque debut in a tiny bar on the Isle of Wight, on an even tinier stage, […]

Paco Fish: On Innovation and Community.

Paco Fish: On Innovation and Community.Read more

“Who are you? What is your distinct contribution? That is so valuable; whether it gets you anything, trophies, doesn’t matter… The greater your contribution to the community, the greater your expression of individuality.” Rodney Mullen, professional skateboarder. Every time I think about innovation in the burlesque community, I think of Trixie Little, of her use […]

Nasty Canasta: End of Year Burlesque Self-Assessment

Nasty Canasta: End of Year Burlesque Self-AssessmentRead more

Nasty Canasta invites you to undertake an End of Year Burlesque Self-Assessment… 2013 Year-End Performance Review: Self-Evaluation (With thanks to the several naff business-form-online sites that provided inspiration and/or wording.) This Self Evaluation form is an opportunity for you to provide input into your Performance Review Process.*  The form assists you in focusing on specific […]

Lola Frost: Musings on 2013 – The Successes, Struggles and Sass.

Lola Frost: Musings on 2013 – The Successes, Struggles and Sass.Read more

Lola Frost shares her thoughts on another year in burlesque as 2014 approaches… Last December I posted about my intentions for entering 2013 and my mantra being “I am a wild success” plastered to my vision board to be seen every morning and night. Being of the mindset of not making resolutions but of setting […]

Imogen Kelly: Putting up a Fight

Imogen Kelly: The Fight for SurvivalRead more

In an exclusive, special piece, Imogen Kelly (Reigning Queen of Burlesque/Miss Exotic World 2012) discusses her battle with breast cancer, the ongoing struggle for progress in treatment, and looking to the future.  Thank you Imogen for this candid, moving article. HM. (Top image ©Richard Just) October. Finally October is over. I can breathe out now […]