BurlesqueBible.com Article: Burlesque While Brown

It’s Black History Month!

Our friends at http://www.BurlesqueBible.com asked me about my experiences doing Burlesque as a person of color…Β  Here is the article in response πŸ™‚

Happy Sunday to you!!!

Hugs & Sparkle, Essence Revealed

6 thoughts on “BurlesqueBible.com Article: Burlesque While Brown

  1. satsumaart says:

    Essence, I really appreciate your thoughtful posts. I’ve subscribed to your blog via RSS and will keep reading. I’ve only just begun to explore my sensual self and I love your take on the subjects you’ve covered on the blog!

    • Thank you so much! I truly love encouraging people to embrace sensuality, especially women. To do this fully, I think we have to look at many aspects of our lives. Please let me know if there are any topics in particular that you think I should write about. πŸ™‚

      • satsumaart says:

        Ooh, thank you for asking! You know what I’ve been thinking about, is how to find an authentic expression of my own sensuality. This is a really new question for me. I used to think the only options were “good girl” (don’t flirt, don’t let men touch you except your husband, don’t show even a hint of those lovely D-cups) or “bad girl” (being totally sexually voracious like Samantha in Sex and the City, wearing short skirts, etc). It never occurred to me that I could explore the middle ground between those options.

        Also, as a straight woman, it’s been way too easy to think of my sensuality as being determined by men. Sexiness = if guys think I’m sexy, sexual empowerment = pleasing a guy, etc. What’s sexy to me, independent of what’s sexy to my male partner?

      • Great points! I recently was in a class where every week I spoke about plans for Essence Revealed (everyone else was working on more *ahem* straight laced business ideas). Someone suggested that I “dress the part” even in class. Now, it had never occurred to me that I was portraying anything but confident & sexy in my sweat suits with no make up and a baseball cap lol… You are so right that it is totally an individual discovery. I find that no matter what bells & whistles I put on the outside, how I feel inside is what is received. So, if someone finds me sexy and I feel horrible inside, it reads no matter how I try to mask it. As a part of Women, Sex & Desire (a show I am a part of) we were given the assignment of doing a video “sexy self portrait”. What each of us found to be our sexy selves (to ourselves) was truly diverse & interesting. I was at my laptop with no make up working in a cafe πŸ˜‰

      • satsumaart says:

        I LOVE the idea of a sexy self-portrait. πŸ™‚ I might have to co-opt that idea sometime and paint one of myself!

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