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

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

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 […]

Burlesque Performers: Get Paid. Stop Working for Free!

Burlesque Performers: Get Paid. Stop Working for Free!

It all started when I received yet another message from a newer performer wanting to get out there in the scene, wanting to do festivals, wanting to headline. Then I wait for it: again they are performing for free because they want the stage time and they want to make friends and influence people. They […]

Interview: Doc Wasabassco – 10 Years in Burlesque (Part Two)

Interview: Doc Wasabassco – 10 Years in Burlesque (Part Two)

As their spectacular 10th Anniversary Extravaganza approaches, Sydni Deveraux‘s interview with burlesque producer Doc Wasabassco continues. Read Part One here. Often our conversations around all of this turn to pay. I’ve been an advocate of raising the pay in Seattle, and now that I’m in New York I feel it’s the same issue in a […]

Interview: Doc Wasabassco - 10 Years in Burlesque (Part One)

Interview: Doc Wasabassco – 10 Years in Burlesque (Part One)

The Philosophy of a Doctor: Wasabassco Celebrates 10 Years in New York City by Sydni Deveraux For me it started three years ago when Doc Wasabassco flew me out to New York City to participate in their 7th anniversary weekend. What I didn’t know is that a bond would form that would inform my decision […]

Sydni Deveraux' BurlyCon Diary 2012

Sydni Deveraux’ BurlyCon Diary 2012

BurlyCon V: November 2012 Every year, strippers from all over the world come to BurlyCon with the hopes of meeting their heroes, learning a new technique or two, and having a 4-day slumber party. I feel like BurlyCon’s secret mission this year was that old adage: leave it better than you found it. This year, […]

Stripper Talk with Sydni Deveraux: Un-Booking Bad Behaviour

Stripper Talk with Sydni Deveraux: Un-Booking Bad Burlesque Behaviour

Sydni Deveraux gives advice on bad burlesque behaviour to someone dealing with an unprofessional performer… Hello world! It’s Stripper Talk time again! This is a place where I field questions and answer them to the best of my ability, hopefully giving anyone who’s interested in burlesque some insight. This week’s question comes from another anonymous […]

Stripper Talk with Sydni Deveraux: Unwelcome Criticism

Stripper Talk with Sydni Deveraux: Unwelcome Criticism

Sydni Deveraux advises an anonymous writer on unwelcome criticism… Hello world! It’s Stripper Talk time again! This is a place where I field questions and answer them to the best of my ability, hopefully giving anyone who’s interested in burlesque some insight. This week’s question comes from Anonymous: Hello Sydni! Huge fan of your blog […]

Sydni Deveraux BQ Fit Tips #2: "Re-inflating a once juicy caboose"

Sydni Deveraux BQ Fit Tips #2: “Re-inflating a once juicy caboose”

Hi Sydni, I lost thirty pounds in the last year and a half or so, and went from a size 12 to a size 8. Unfortunately, a lot of it came from my T and A.  Do you have any workout tips for re-inflating a once juicy caboose?  I’m hoping to lose another twenty pounds […]

Stripper Talk with Sydni Deveraux: Bullies in Burlesque

Stripper Talk with Sydni Deveraux: Bullies in Burlesque

Sydni Deveraux tackles ‘Bullies in Burlesque’… ** Note from the editor: The decision to publish full or extracts from email correspondence is made on a case by case basis. All names and identifiable details have been removed from the following extracts. Comments will be screened to make sure that no one is attempting to name […]

Sydni Deveraux BQ Fit Tips: A QUICK AND DIRTY GUIDE TO GETTING AROUND IN A WEIGHT ROOM AND MAKING YOUR FITNESS STICK!

Sydni Deveraux BQ Fit Tips: A QUICK AND DIRTY GUIDE TO GETTING AROUND IN A WEIGHT ROOM AND MAKING YOUR FITNESS STICK!

After getting so much positive response from my #BQfitTips that I post Monday-Friday mornings on my Twitter (@SydniDeveraux) and Facebook, I’ve been asked to do a more comprehensive bit on what I’ve been up to for the last year to get into the shape I have. I think it’s important to mention that I’ve been […]

Stripper Talk with Sydni Deveraux: Family Friendly Burlesque?

Stripper Talk with Sydni Deveraux: Family Friendly Burlesque?

Welcome to the new edition of Stripper Talk! Sydni and Holli-Mae have decided to join forces to bring you Sydni’s popular question and answer series to 21st Century’s audience! To ask Sydni a question about anything pertaining to being a fancy lady (or mancake) in our shining world of burlesque, please email GlitterWonderland@gmail.com. This edition […]