I want to tell you all the stuff that I love in our Midsummer’s Burlesque Dream at Capital Fringe 2016 so that you will understand why you really NEED to come out and play with us, but since this *is* a Midsummer burlesque after all, let me just tease you with some of the reasons why you’ll come out of our show feeling upbeat and happy and energized and generally feeling great about life!
Part II of my 3-part Diva School series on how to wear high heels gracefully, even when you’re a thick chick. We’re getting ourselves some practice shoes, learning good posture, understanding what happens in our bodies when we stand in heels, and learning to walk again. Also: I am a pottymouth and often go off on weird little tangents. You have been warned.
Not long ago, I came across a video by a fatshionista blogger unboxing a pair of pretty foxy Louboutins. In the course of her review, she mentioned that other fat girls have asked her whether high stiletto heels can support the weight of a plus-size woman. As a die-hard heel addict myself, I was […]
Cameryn Moore Comes to My House, Brings “Phone Whore”, Smut Slam, Dirty Talkin’, and a General Whirlwind of Sexy
Wherein I talk about life change and hosting visiting artist and phone sex operator Cameryn Moore for the DC leg of the international tour of her award-winning show “Phone Whore”, plus a Smut Slam, Intimacy Improv workshop, and more.
Late one night this week, fresh from seeing some of DC’s best sideshow performers, I watched two of my friends dress up as giant whoopie cushions as they fake-tap-danced and told hilariously stupid jokes. Then we were all led in prayer to cilantro by St. Jimmy and sang auto-tuned hymns to Rachael Ray. Sound like […]
After the first blush of stunned awe and cheering about the Supreme Court’s historic ruling in favor of same sex marriage yesterday, I began seeing a lot of posts across my social media feeds that ranged from gentle reminders that the ruling is far from the end of the fight for social justice, to flat-out […]
Dear Mr. Feig: I feel like I should just call you “Paul”, because I’m pretty sure that at some point you must have friended me on Facebook under an assumed name, become deeply enchanted by my brain and sparkling wit, and decided as a result to start making movies that fulfill every wish I ever expressed […]
Wow, it’s been a while, hasn’t it? Life has been a bit of a saga for the past year and change (and how much change there has been…) There was some kind of weird cosmic alignment going on in 2014, because just about everyone I know experienced huge upheavals, major losses, and big transitions throughout […]
A few simple words can make your whole month: “Hey, I just wanted to give you a head’s up that you’ve been nominated in the category of Best Burlesque Dancer for the Washington Blade‘s ‘Best of Gay DC’ this year!” Not gonna lie: I did a wiggly little dance in my chair the day I found […]
As I descended the stairs in the Black Fox Lounge in Dupont, La-Ti-Do host Regie Cabico greeted me extravagantly and gave me a warm hug like we were old buddies, although we’d only just formally met about an hour ago when we fell to chatting at the upstairs bar. My coworker, who was there for […]
This is the first of the “DC, Diva-style” series wherein I hook you up with the events that I think are going to be fantastic that month. Despite the name, I include northern Virginia and much of Maryland (specifically Baltimore) in my picks, so I can show you the seamy underbelly of the ENTIRE DMV […]
It seems appropriate that the first post I write here should be about attending CatalystCon for the first time, because I am a catalyst, and I am also ready to be catalyzed in just the way that a conference full of sex nerds and activists and educators and artists can do. About being a catalyst: […]