Dead Sexy October

Sexy is sold everywhere. TV and internet ads tell us that being sexy is important and what sexy looks like, but sexy doesn’t come in just one form. Sexy is whatever makes you feel good, and that might not be what the sold stereotype is. I’m not saying that lingerie and lace aren’t sexy, they’re great; but I think there’s more options of ‘sexy’ than that, and sometimes it’s blood and gore. That’s one of my favorite things about producing Dead Sexy Burlesque, I have a chance to explore my sexy-creepy side. Being ‘sexy’ in societal standards becomes more difficult…

Can Burlesque Be Body Positive?

As a woman (especially in my early 20’s) I am constantly being bombarded with images of how my body is “supposed” to look and how it is “acceptable” to behave and dress. On the street I get harassed daily by strangers telling me to smile or commenting on my appearance and making sexual remarks. When I don’t respond positively to these catcalls, I get called a “slut” or “bitch” or other terms deemed negative and designed to hurt women. Through burlesque I control my appearance and sexuality in front of an audience, a luxury I should have every day. It…

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