Every body, Every mind… beautiful. 🙏 Beauty norms are an illusion. Every cell that makes up every body is a unique expression of the universe, creating itself. 🧠 Regardless of height, weight and other measurable things, immeasurable beauty lives in the whole-ness and joy of every … Continue readingBeauty is not a matter of size…
If we want to pursue individual happiness and a fair society, we all need to be allies to those whose voices are diminished beneath the roar of controversy. When I took part in a panel discussion on trans for the Church of England last year, … Continue readingNot Lost in Translation… insight from transgender and non-binary voices
“O wad some Power the giftie gie us To see oursels as ithers see us! ” Robert Burns, To A Louse My favourite line from my homeland’s national bard. It is part of Scottish schooling to learn and recite Burns form a very young age … Continue readingUpon reflection…
Why do we all worry about perfection and presentation? Because we think everyone else is achieving it? Or that despite not being perfect themselves, they will judge imperfection? Well… if they do, let them. If they are seeking perfection in you… it’s because they lack … Continue readingPerfectly Presented or a Work in Progress?
What if your perceived comfort is the very thing that creates your discomfort with your lot in life? There is an uncomfortable truth lurking in the shadows of our comfort zones: they are more self-made prisons than the personal playgrounds or protective bubbles we like … Continue readingDis-Comfort Zones
Last Winter I was invited to speak as part of a panel discussion on the topic of ‘transgender’ hosted by Rev. Michael Hampson of the Church of England, at St. Margaret’s Church in Hornby. My contributions were drawn from my long experience in both burlesque … Continue readingPreaching to the Subverted
Loss occurs in many ways. It hurts, but must we always Iose? In the past year I’ve seen friends and family experience different losses – the loss of loved ones (through death, dementia, divorce and even unresolved dispute), the loss of personal ability and opportunity as … Continue readingLoss(t) in Space
Ambition is rather IFFY…. It is often seen as something to be proud of – or a personal quality that would ensure “success”, whatever that is… but it’s all so hypothetical and future-dwelling. I say it’s time to put ambition on hold and be inspired … Continue readingAspire to be without Ambition
I made this a few year back, probably 2014 or 15. I had an idea that an ailurophile’s mind or cat-lover’s brain could look a lot like a cat snoozing. I roughly drew out the idea then started messing with air drying clay, which i … Continue readingSculpture type thing: Cat Brain
I was a child model but as soon as puberty hit, no-one wanted to know. So… after much shame over my height and shape as a teenager and despite eventually reaching the mighty height of 5′ and a bit of an inch and with the … Continue readingMy surprising career as a model…
We live in a universe of ultimate diversity and yet are simultaneously bonded together by the one mystery we call ‘Life’. To truly live we must be open to the vast experience available all around us. To do so we are blessed with curiosity. We … Continue readingLife in a Universe of Diversity
All of these photos were taken at my Ministry of Burlesque shows (typically from the side of stage) or in private circumstances.
5th January 2019 @ 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm The Burlesque Show £25 Join this theatre touring alluring riotous romp into the bizarre world of burlesque and cutting-edge variety. Turning the norms of theatre topsy-turvy, see sashaying burlesque bombshells slip into exotic character as smoothly as … Continue reading5th Jan 2019 – The Burlesque Show
IF you are anxious then you are using doubt, a lot. If you are to give any credibility to your doubt and test it’s validity then you need to apply it in a parsimonious way – that is, apply it radically and fairly to everything…including … Continue readingDoubt creates Hope – An anxiety hack.
Coming Out of The Closet Victorian Spiritualism and the Vaudeville Striptease (First Published: Erotic Review. Issue 66, 2004.) A grand parlour room bathed in the dim and eerie glow of phosphorus and magnesium lamps hosts an arrangement of ladies and gentlemen, seated on edge. They eagerly … Continue readingComing Out of The Closet: Victorian Spiritualism and the Vaudeville Striptease
21 December @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm MoB Christmas CABARET from £22, Dinner options. Concessions available. Celebrate this Christmas in style with The Ministry Of Burlesque’s Christmas Cabaret – an uproarious revue of camp Christmas comedy and festive friskiness, featuring the daring antics of … Continue readingMoB Christmas CABARET
Why burlesque could be good for you. In the face of ever-evolving social and artistic controversy over burlesque as a form of entertainment, I’d like to volunteer my tuppence-worth on an overlooked aspect of participation. As someone who has meaningful experience in both the promotion … Continue readingWhy burlesque could be good for you.
26 October @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm MoB CABARET from £18, Dinner options. Concessions available. Fusing the wild, weird and witty traditions of circus, cabaret and burlesque Ministry of Burlesque Cabaret unfolds as a bold and daring, ever evolving new-variety experience. Enjoy a myriad of … Continue readingMoB CABARET – Hallowe’en Scream!