I decided to apply to the Milan Burlesque Festival. I did it mainly because I’ve always wanted to go to Milan. I really didn’t think I’d get in, so it never dawned on me to think about HOW I’d get there. So, when I got the e-mail that I got in I did a little happy dance then thought, “Oh well, too bad, I have to decline.” I told a few close friends & supporters and they all said, “You have to go. Do a crowd funding campaign!” My brain got busy telling me how I couldn’t do that because it wasn’t for a charitable cause or a life changing invention or a huge production, etc. I am doing this despite those voices. I DESPISE asking for help. Yes, I know there has to be give and take flow in life but, but… I’m a multi-tasking Taurus who will burn the midnight oil if I have to because I know, I’ll get it done. Enter fears here. Enter trust issues here. Enter control freakishness here. Yeah, I know I have baggage and can label many of them quite clearly. They are not designer!
Yet, here I am with 36 days left in a 45 day Indiegogo.com fundraising campaign.
I am asking if you can give and/or share the link and help me spread the word? It would be so appreciated.
This video is especially for my New Yorkers :
Please & Thank You
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. Help Essence get to the Milan Burlesque Awards!