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Jeez Loueez - Power House of the Midwest!

I had the honor of performing in the year’s Jeezy’s Juke Joint in St. Louis, MO this year.  The show is a stellar spectacular with an entirely black cast of burlesque performers.  I got the opportunity to spend a little time chatting with the show’s creator, Jeez Loueez - The Powerhouse of the Midwest!  Here’s just a little of what she had to say about the world of burlesque.

Rufio by Kriss Abigail

Rufio by Kriss Abigail

Q) What is it that makes you fall in love with burlesque like it was the first time you fell in love with burlesque?

A) There is something about the journey of traveling and touring that really fuels my love for performing.  I've carved this ridiculous life for myself and have somehow started to become all of the insane things I wanted to be when I was a kid: Like a traveling stripper bum.  The entire process of packing up the car, picking out snacks, finding a really good playlist and going to Cracker Barrel is already a bit of a magical experience for me.  Add seeing friends I haven't seen in a long time (or friends I haven't met yet), slumber parties, amazing audiences, finding something cool about every city and it's heaven for me.

 

Q) If you had one wish what would you change about burlesque?

A) Oh my goodness this question is so hard!!  I love so many things about burlesque.  Yet, I know that everything evolves and changes naturally.  I think the biggest thing I would change right *now* (and this is purely a personal perspective) is that I wish we would all place more value on what we are doing, get off the internet and start doing something about everything we complain about.  Myself included!  What do we need in burlesque?  What do we need to survive as artists and as business owners?  And what the hell can we do to make these things happen?

JMI Photo

JMI Photo

Q) What first made you produce Jeezy's Juke Joint?  What keeps you producing it?

 A) When I started performing burlesque in Chicago in 2009 there were literally only a handful of Black performers in town.  Coming from musical theater it didn't exactly blow my mind, but it was still discouraging.  As a budding burlesquer and former club dancer I was figuring out the stories I wanted to tell and the characters and sexuality I wanted to present.  And unfortunately, there weren't very many people of color in the audiences either.  There were times where I just didn't feel like folks were relating to some of my performances like I wanted them to. I started researching other burlesque performers of color and found out about neo burlesquers like Harlem Shake, Brown Girls of Burlesque, Foxy Tann and the Wham Bam Thank You Maam's, Perle Noire, and many more.  I could not.stop.researching!  I took it upon myself to make a blog that highlighted Black burlesque dancers, hosts, and entertainers and started interviewing people like Sydni Deveraux and Ray Gunn.  The troupe I was with at the time, Vaudezilla Productions, suggested that I turn my Jeezy's Juke Joint blog into a show and I jumped at the chance.  I had never produced before, but I had so many people that believed in Jeezy's Juke Joint and who wanted to see more African American stars and newcomers on stages in Chicago. 

Each time we've had the event it's evoked so much emotion and gratitude in the cast and me.  The audiences are filled with people from all walks of life who are filling the space up with love and appreciation.  This show is near and dear to me for so many reasons, and the energy that transpires keeps me going.  We have so much history to be proud of that needs to be SEEN and HEARD!

 

Q) Congrats on your titles over the past few years!  For me, as a fan and Internet stalker of yours, it makes me feel great to see performers I admire winning titles. What do titles mean to you?

A) Thank you!  I love competing!  I think competitions are fun and silly and not meant to be taken too seriously.  I view each competition mostly as a competition with myself.  Though I wish I had the same type of drive and inspiration year round as I do when I'm prepping for a big event that's just not the case!  Every time I've done the Shimmy Showdown or the Tournament of Tease I show up ready to do my best and give my all and I leave feeling inspired whether or not I take a prize with me.  Actually winning a title to me just means that I kicked my own ass hard enough for other people to notice.  And like it!

Jeez Loueez is also a member of Foxy Tann & the Wham Bam Thank You Maam's.  Shown (left to right) Red Bone, Foxy Tann, Jeez Loueez

Jeez Loueez is also a member of Foxy Tann & the Wham Bam Thank You Maam's.  Shown (left to right) Red Bone, Foxy Tann, Jeez Loueez

To keep up with all that Jeez Loueez is up to, check out her busy schedule and more Here On Her Website!!!

Throwback Thursday

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On throwback Thursday, I’m thinking way back to ancestors. 

I laid on my back.  I closed my eyes.  I breathed and listened to his voice leading us into meditation.  I usually am alone in my happy meditation place in my mind.  I found myself standing in front of my Mother’s mother I was surprised to see her.  She never was a warm and squishy type of grandmother.  Her love was always shown in her own ways.  She never gave us candy.  Only healthy snacks were allowed.  We would get sandwich bags filled with peanuts and raisons.  I looked forward to it.  Her apartment was always quiet with yellow post it’s everywhere with facts from her nursing books (She was the first person in my family to graduate from college), inspirational sayings and Bible verses.   When I find out what a colorfully bold life she led (like, banished from a country colorful), I understand her militant protection of her right to quiet.  I get it Granny.  We look at each other speaking silently.  Finally, she says, “You got it honest.”  I laugh.  We laugh. 

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Then I feel someone standing behind me.  I turn and look and it is my Father’s mother.  All 4’11 of her put her hand on my shoulder.  I turn around and look at her.  “Wuck up does be good for ya,” she tells me.  I nod.  I remember her saying this when she was alive.  I look at her hands.  I remember looking at her hands when I said the final goodbye to her physical body.  I remember seeing all the hard work she did with them to take care of her family.  I grew up on stories of her legacy as “Doll Baby” because she was so small.  She had a reputation for wearing the highest heels in the dance hall & being a favorite dancer at the parties.  We all shift to form a circle.  We have an impromptu party of three.  Holding hands we laugh and smile and clap and dance.  I wonder if they had met each other in the spirit world but don’t want to interrupt our party to ask. 

I hear his voice saying that it is time to say goodbye.  Sigh…  Already? 

My two grandmothers walk off together hand in hand.  A small light glows around their hands.  It slowly grows bigger and bigger.  It eventually envelopes them and they are no longer visible.  I’m so grateful that we belong to each other. 

Here we go 2014.  I’m excited for the journey of another year.  May this be one of the best years you've ever had! 

 

 

Essence Revealed  is first generation Bajan born & raised in Boston.  She got her BFA at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and MA at NYU's Steinhardt School of Education.  Her writing has appeared places such as $pread Magazine, Corset Magazine, BurlesqueBible.com and 21st Century Burlesque.  She's been published in two anthologies: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/07/31/asian-girlz-video-music_n_3684577.htmlPros(e)Prose & Lore 2,  &  Johns, Marks, Tricks & Chicken Hawks.  She now performs & teaches nationally and internationally both solo and with Sweet Spot.  Her favorite thing to do besides reading is to lay on the beach in Barbados to rest up for a night of calypso dancing.

Sweet Lorraine Talks Goddess Walk

I got to sit down with Sweet Lorraine, Shades of burlesque producer and Brown Girls Burlesque troupe sister to talk about her up-coming event The Goddess Walk.  The Goddess Walk is an anti-street harassment rally happening Aug 24th in Bedford-Stuyvesant Brooklyn.  It is another part of her project called The Goddess Festival: Oshun Returns.

I've been to a few events done under the umbrella of The Goddess Festival: Oshun Returns.  What was your favorite one/why? What is the inspiration behind the festival?

This is hard to narrow down!  All of the events pushed me to a level of growth creatively, spiritually, personally that I am grateful for.  They are all my favorites in that regard.

But I’ll tell you 2 favorites J

1) Oshun Returns sessions are gatherings for women that incorporate yoga, discussion, meditation & creative activities that encouraged women to make time to appreciate themselves.  Topics range from how to enjoy pleasure to releasing painful memories from street harassment.  It was a space where women could be open with each other, share our experiences & celebrate ourselves.  At the end of the session I have the women walk around the space envisioning themselves as Goddesses, confident and loved.  During this, I drop rose petals at their feet.  This is something I think every person should experience!  This is where the Goddess Walk was born.  It’s a reminder that we are all worthy of the goodness life has to offer simply because we exist.  We should be treated as such!

I started this as a practice to be more caring to myself vs. being overly judgmental.  As women we’re taught that everyone else’s needs take precedent over our own.  I had to unlearn that way of being.  These sessions gave me and other women a space to do so.

2) Shades of Burlesque shows are also a favorite.  These shows feature Black burlesque performers in NYC.  There are a great variety in the performances presented, proving that there is no one “black woman experience.”  This show allows us all to define our sexuality while expressing it freely.  I even decorated the space with images of Black Pin-Ups.   Seeing yourself reflected in different mediums whether on stage or in the media in relation to beauty is important to me.  I wanted folks to know that Black women were there during the golden age of burlesque & pin-ups even though our images are rarely shown in historic documentation. 

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When was the first time you experienced street harassment?  What went through your mind?

The first time I was harassed as an openly queer adult was a few years ago when I was walking with my partner at the time.  A man threatened to rape me.  Another man threatened to kill me.  I had never experienced threats of violence associated with street harassment until after coming out.  The incident that prompted me to organize the Goddess walk was when I was harassed by a group of guys & eventually pushed.  I was on my way to the city and hadn’t even made it off of my own Block when a guy says “hey baby…”  I turned & said “My name is not ‘baby’ if you want to speak to me just say hello Miss.”  Then he and the rest of his group cursed me out.  I wasn’t afraid even though there were about 6 guys yelling at me, threatening to steal my phone. Probably because they were teenagers, I have a teenage nephew & 2 younger brothers so that’s why I wasn’t too concerned until one of them decided to push me. It was the first time I was physically assaulted in relation to street harassment.

So many things went through my head: Did someone really just push me, I’m going to call the cops, the cops won’t do anything because I’m dressed non gender specific today, would these young black men treat the white women who moved onto my block like this, Don’t cry, Don’t curse at them, I’ve been meditating twice a day for months, but I have zero compassion to show these kids right now, regroup you still have an engagement in the city… 

I was angry but more saddened than anything.  They were so young and had no respect for me as another human being, especially not me as a black woman.  This experience of lack of respect seemed to be a common experience in my community for Black women & queer folk.

Wow.  That’s pretty horrible.  I’ve had plenty said to me but I’ve not had anyone on the street touch me.  So, the Goddess Walk is approaching.  What do you hope to achieve?

The Goddess walk is an anti-street harassment rally specifically for black women, LGBTQ folk and our allies.  I make the distinction because, in my experience, negative stereotypes associated with Black women in terms of our sexuality influence how we are harassed on the street as well as one’s sexual orientation. 

I feel compelled to organize this event because I don’t want to be afraid in my own neighborhood.  I don’t want to hide who I am. I don’t deserve to be harassed because I am Black, a woman or queer.  I want to be the change. 

 

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Is there anything that you've ever wanted to say to men on the street as they comment when you walk past them?  

YES!  I usually say, “Respect me and respect yourself,” if they say something inappropriate.  I would also like to add please stop assuming things about me as to why I refuse to respond.  I don’t have to respond. Period dot, end of story.

And if I had their attention for 5 minutes I would say this & listen to their response: 

Are you familiar with Stop & Frisk?  Have you ever been stopped & frisked by the cops when you were on your way to work, or the gym, or a night out with your friends?  Did you feel angry that they imposed themselves on you with no explanation simply because they had a badge and a gun?  Can you recall how your body tenses up when you see a cop & you just hope they’ll pass by, but you know they won’t because you fit the description for those who they are supposed to stop & frisk?  Do you think this is unacceptable behavior?

Well that’s how I feel when you harass me on the street.  I hope you think about this before you catcall.

Huh, never thought about it that way, but you’re right about the parallel of imposition.  What advice would you give to "the good peeps" who may want to approach a woman but doesn't want to be thought of as just another cat caller?  I feel like the good folks end up quiet for fear of being disrespectful.  And the disrespectful people shout out loud. 

I think being respectful is always the way to go.  If you say hello and you want to continue the conversation, ask her if she’s willing to do the same if not let it go & move on. 

What are you up to when you're not helping women be able to move freely about the streets? Where can we find out what you're up to?

Performing burlesque, go-go dancing, making pasties, revamping a wig, styling a shoot, writing my solo show, ya know the usualJ  You can check out my comings & goings at sweetlorraineburlesque.weebly.com or find me on www.faceook.com/Lorraine.sweetlorraine 

  Speaking of Facebook here is the Goddess Walk Facebook Event Invite.  Are there future plans for The Goddess Festival: Oshun Returns? 

Yes, besides the solo show, my goal is to make Shades of Burlesque a regular monthly show here in NYC.  Consistent visibility for Black women freely expressing their sexuality in their terms, from their many different perspectives is one of my greatest passions.  I can fulfill this desire & my love of performing simultaneously by producing this show :-)!

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A Human, Being

I’m a human, being.  A human being the best way I can figure how day to day.  I've been thinking a great deal about the imperfection that it is to be human.  Yet, here we all are human, being.  Our spirits are housed in these bodies as we have our individual human experiences.  We are all that - spirit.  Somehow, there are those among us that refuse to accept or see that we are all one.  It boggles my particular mind why the people who most likely to miss these facts seem to be wielding the most control, resources and access.  Do they also hold the most power?

Some days, more recently than I care to admit, I truly do think so.  I wake up not wanting to do another day.  A world that can allow Trayvon Martin to be murdered and George Zimmerman to walk free surely has an imbalance of power.  This imbalance seems to be bearing down on our backs in such unbearable, sadness and awe inducing ways.  However, when I really stop and consider it, perhaps they see too much power in us.  Is it possible that the need to control and hoard come from the fact that they can see that we are powerful beyond our own recognition?  I think about a fraction of the humans I know personally.  I especially think of the ones I call friend.  Many of them are creative and caring to a degree way higher than I've ever experienced from people I've encountered with control, resources, access.

In New York one can be privy to experiencing numerous worlds at once.  I know I have. Sometimes, it happens all in the same night.  I remember one night being in a bar uptown that was filled to the brim with people who had big titles in big companies, their own or internationally recognizable brands.  I sat quietly listening to them talk at each other about the things these types go on about: material possessions, vacations in the trendy places, clothing from labels I know nothing about, real estate locations, etc.  A woman I was sitting next to exchanged cards with me saying that we should meet up for lunch or drinks soon.  That never happened.  She LA’d (a term I coined for when people flake) me every time I followed up.  We would all know the brand she helms if I named it.  Anyway, off I went to a poetry open mic downtown.  This was also filled to the brim but with people happy to have a space to share the words they’d written.  People talked to each other about ideas, current events, and plans for future creative projects small & large.

That lady from uptown did not see me fit for her level of human after a quick Google search, I’m guessing.  Strippers are not human at all as far society is concerned.  If we are human, we certainly aren't respectable ones.  People who are involved in any kind of sex work or sex education work are for sure hugely flawed humans.  Add to the equation all of the things that these people with control, access, resources deem value-less.  I personally can add quite a few marginalized communities into my own human basket – person of color, queer, female, 1st generation (I guess I would be what they call an “anchor baby”) for example.  So what if we are all skeletons beneath it all?

Yet, I exist among a great big wide network of people creating beautiful things despite.  It is one of the reasons that I lend my talent, time and abilities to projects like The Red Umbrella Project.  I’ve certainly benefitted from being a part of the memoir writing class that they offer to current and former sex workers.  It is an amazing experience to sit in a room full of people who can see each other for the spirits we all are as opposed to the flawed human experience we exist as a part of.  This experience has led to two literary journals which tell the stories of sex workers (Prose & Lore).  Prose & Lore 2 was recently launched on July 10, 2013.  It is my hope that through sharing our stories (sad, happy, shocking or fun) all work toward the end of educating the world of sex worker’s humanity.  I think about the world before the internet where sex workers only knew the sex workers at their club or on their stroll or with their agency or, worse, in hiding going it all alone.

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I am grateful to be a part of different communities which strive to share with the world the stories of our humanity despite and in spite of our flaws (women, people of color, queer, managing mental illness, survivors, I could go on.  You get the point.).  They are not perfect worlds.  Even within this world, issues of marginalization breed ignorance and callousness.  There is an unwillingness to simply empathize without feeling threatened or becoming needlessly defensive.  I personally find myself in a space that is never enough for anyone.  I’m not militant or loud enough for the activists or feminists.  I’m not gay enough for the queer community.  “How dare you say you’re a sex worker,” say the strippers.  “How dare you say you’re a stripper,” say the burlesque performers.  Daggers for being thin though I’ve worked out like an athlete since the age of twelve (for years with trainers).  Mind you, I’d also get daggers were I overweight.  “Pull yourself up by your bootstraps.  There’s no such thing as depression,” say the "positive" thinkers.  It never ends.

At least, however, even with that, we are able to harness true power by creating, community building and bringing awareness to society at large.  This tribe which is not cut from mainstream cloth has issues.  It is surely not utopia.  But every merry band of misfits I know finds their own chosen family within which they can build no matter what lack of control, resources or access society at large imposes.  It’s because the things we do, we do because we HAVE TO for our own survival and peace of mind.  Those of you in the tribe know exactly what I mean.  To those of you not in this tribe it probably makes no sense.  Yet, when we serve it to you as only our creatively unique selves can, you get it a little more each time.  I hope.  I have to believe that these are the things that change the world.  This is the power within us that is feared and attempting to be extinguished.

  ESSENCE REVEALED - Essence Revealed is first generation Bajan born & raised in Boston.  She got her BFA at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and MA at NYU's Steinhardt School of Education.  Her writing has appeared places such as $pread Magazine, Corset Magazine, BurlesqueBible.com and 21st Century Burlesque.  She's been published in two anthologies: Pros(e)Prose & Lore 2,  &  Johns, Marks, Tricks & Chicken Hawks.  She now performs & teaches nationally and internationally both solo and as a member of Brown Girls Burlesque.  Her favorite thing to do besides reading is to lay on the beach in Barbados to rest up for a night of calypso dancing.

 

Gratitude Filled Link-A-Palooza

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Hey, hey, hey,

Whew! Thank You all SO Much!!! With the donations that were given in person (Yes, I will come get the donation if you don't like doing the online thing) and online, I am about halfway there with about a week to go!

If you could find a spare second to let people know it's happening, I'd be so even more grateful than I already am (if that's possible).

Support has come from some unexpected places. This weekend I performed on the Robin Byrd (of Debbie Does Dallas & Cable Access fame) Live Show & was given much love. :-) I could write all day about the people who have shared the link and helped me get the word out but I know you have a life to lead so here's a short list:

Jimi of Gureje in Brooklyn hooked up some fashions so I can be fly in Milan.

Thanks to Corset Magazine The Go To Magazine For All Things Sexuality) for including me on their blog.

Twanna Hines the Funky Brown Chick, I thank you so much for the shout out.

Amy Jo Goddard (Justin "Bringing Sexy Back" Timberlake endorsed Sex Coach) big thanks for your support. She has a really cool FREE CALL CLASS TONIGHT April 23rd by the way!

Abiola AbramsDirty LolaYolanda ShoshonaMiles Maker (while deep in pre/production of a new film project), The Sweet Spot Crew (Team No Sleep), Sweet Lorraine , Eric Perl (the man with the camera cranking out the videos!  Who is avail for hire!!!), Swirl PRThe Toy Closet, Andrea Plaid, Guy Routte (You know why!) Brown Girls Burlesque, Red Umbrella Project and WAAAAY too many more to list.

Thanks So Much to EVERYONE who has supported this effort by giving, sharing or info on travel in Europe!

Only 8 days left. If you are planning on giving please do. We're on the anchor leg;-)

People have been so generous with me that I decided to pay it forward on my blog: http://essencerevealed.wordpress.com/2013/04/11/where-to-donate-in-3-great-ideas/

Have a Great Rest of the Week! Thanks for reading Link-a-palooza!

MILAN BURLESQUE AWARDS FUND

:-) Essence

ESSENCE REVEALED - Essence Revealed is first generation Bajan born & raised in Boston.  She got her BFA at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and MA at NYU's Steinhardt School of Education.  Her writing has appeared places such as $pread Magazine, Corset Magazine, BurlesqueBible.com and 21st Century Burlesque.  She's been published in two anthologies: Pros(e) &  Johns, Marks, Tricks & Chicken Hawks.  She now performs & teaches nationally and internationally both solo and as a member of Brown Girls Burlesque.  Her favorite thing to do besides reading is to lay on the beach in Barbados to rest up for a night of calypso dancing.  Help Essence get to the Milan Burlesque Awards!

Brown Girls Talk Burlesque

During the first BGB All Stars Show, we took some time to chat about burlesque. :-D

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Also, I recently shared some of my thoughts with Corset Magazine (The Go To Magazine for All Things Sexuality)  too.

 Check it out HERE!!

ESSENCE REVEALED - Essence Revealed is first generation Bajan born & raised in Boston.  She got her BFA at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and MA at NYU's Steinhardt School of Education.  Her writing has appeared places such as $pread Magazine, Corset Magazine, BurlesqueBible.com and 21st Century Burlesque.  She's been published in two anthologies: Pros(e) &  Johns, Marks, Tricks & Chicken Hawks.  She now performs & teaches nationally and internationally both solo and as a member of Brown Girls Burlesque.  Her favorite thing to do besides reading is to lay on the beach in Barbados to rest up for a night of calypso dancing.  Help Essence get to the Milan Burlesque Awards!

Where to Donate - In 3 Great Ideas

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Asking for donations and receiving are challenges for myself and several creative people I know.  Where to donate?  So many causes so little time! I have been overwhelmingly humbled and gratitude filled by how many people have shared my campaign to get to the Milan Burlesque Awards on the Facebook pages and Twitter feeds, newsletters and more.  This is my 100th blog post so, I decided to pay it forward and tell you all about three other campaigns that are also going on.

1) Heels on Wheels does amazing work all over the country bringing awareness to important issues in very entertaining and creative ways:  shows, open mics and skill shares for example.  NY-ers you'll be able to get a taste of what they do because I'll be performing with these ladies in NY on May 5th at Triskelion in Brooklyn.

2) Camera Ready Kutz has been inspiring me for decades with how industrious she is as a small biz owner.  This barber shop has been among her most successful business ventures and it is ready to grow with a little help. Those of you who go to the barber shop especially know what a great experience being in the right one can be!

3) Urban Erotika has been creating spaces for adults to get sensual entertainment for a decade now.  I had the pleasure of performing at their 10th Anniversary show.  Now they want to document the 10 years of luscious.

Heels on Wheels!

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Camera Ready Kutz!

A Camera Ready Kutz Original

A Camera Ready Kutz Original

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http://www.camerareadykutz.com/

Urban Erotika: An Odyssey of Eros on Film!

http://igg.me/at/The-UrbanErotika-Evolution/x/624290

ESSENCE REVEALED - Essence Revealed is first generation Bajan born & raised in Boston.  She got her BFA at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and MA at NYU's Steinhardt School of Education.  Her writing has appeared places such as $pread Magazine, Corset Magazine, BurlesqueBible.com and 21st Century Burlesque.  She's been published in two anthologies: Pros(e) &  Johns, Marks, Tricks & Chicken Hawks.  She now performs & teaches nationally and internationally both solo and as a member of Brown Girls Burlesque.  Her favorite thing to do besides reading is to lay on the beach in Barbados to rest up for a night of calypso dancing.  Help Essence get to the Milan Burlesque Awards!

Merry Happy to ALL and to All a Good Night!

Inspiration and Merry Happy to All and to All a Good Night. Much Light, Essence Revealed

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Here's to not letting anything stop you from living your dreams!

ESSENCE REVEALED - Essence Revealed is first generation Bajan born & raised in Boston.  She got her BFA at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and MA at NYU's Steinhardt School of Education.  Her writing has appeared places such as $pread Magazine, Corset Magazine, BurlesqueBible.com and 21st Century Burlesque.  She now performs & teaches nationally and internationally both solo and as a member of Brown Girls Burlesque.  Her favorite thing to do besides reading is to lay on the beach in Barbados to rest up for a night of calypso dancing.

When The Right Words Cannot Be Found...

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ESSENCE REVEALED - Essence Revealed is first generation Bajan born & raised in Boston.  She got her BFA at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and MA at NYU's Steinhardt School of Education.  Her writing has appeared places such as $pread Magazine, Corset Magazine, BurlesqueBible.com and 21st Century Burlesque.  She now performs & teaches nationally and internationally both solo and as a member of Brown Girls Burlesque.  Her favorite thing to do besides reading is to lay on the beach in Barbados to rest up for a night of calypso dancing.

All Things Are Possible

“Disregard appearances, condition, in fact all evidence of your senses that deny the fulfillment of your desire. Rest in the assumption that you are already what you want to be, for in that determined assumption, you and your infinite being are merged in creative unity, and with your infinite being, all things are possible.” - Neville Goddard