Essence Revealed Come Move With Me!

Yes, Essence Revealed is back from Milan & has a new cyber home!!!

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I am prepping some cool blogs & new pictures from my European adventure, a new product review from Toy Closet which I am so excited about (who comes up with this stuff???), classes, discussions about the world of sex, sensuality & sexuality and more.

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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’s been published in three anthologies: Pros(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.

Dating Women

Romantic Dinner

Well, actually, this is about the first date I ever went on with a woman as opposed to dating women in general.

The date was simple. We went to dinner at a very nice restaurant that she chose. She made the reservations. She took care of all the details.  All I knew was how I needed to be dressed & what time to arrive where.  Ahhh, sometimes it’s so nice to have it all taken care of & just to have to show up.  There was none of the “What do you want to do? I dunno, what do you want to do?” game played. I despise that game whether dating a man or woman.  Just pick already! Take charge!  And she did.  I love dinner as a date because a) I LOVE Food & b) We have no choice but pay attention to each other (smartphones weren’t a big thing then either).  So much can be learned from someone at a meal if it is a new relationship.  It’s a great way to relax, be catered to by wait staff  & enjoy each other if it’s a more established relationship.  We had a great time talking, cracking jokes, being flirty & sharing thoughts.

Hand

After dinner we went for a walk.  Hand in hand, we roamed around Manhattan continuing the conversation.  My stomach bubbled with butterflies from holding another woman’s hand in public.  But then I gave myself a pep talk: I went to art school, we held hands, laid all over &  massaged each other often. I got this! I felt a sudden wetness between my legs. “Whoa, am I that turned on?”, was my initial thought. We stopped somewhere so that I could use the rest room. The wetness was not excitement. It was my period. Ugh, *Sigh*. I told her when I got back to her. She said, “Let’s go to my place.” I agreed & we walked to her apartment. She sat me down & told me to wait. I had no idea what I was waiting for. Being on a date with a woman was a brand new experience so the unknown was exciting. After a few moments, she takes me by the hand, leading me to the bathroom.  It’s filled with small, white scented candles.  Steam from the warm shower fills the air.  I turn around to face her with probably the goofiest smile ever.  She shows me a fresh towel folded in the corner waiting for me.  “Enjoy”, she says before leaving me to my warm, candle lit shower.  Is this real life?

3 candles

I get out of the shower wrapped in the fresh towel.  She walks me over to her room which has tall, white, seven-day candles lit all around the edges of the room.  She gives me shorts, a t-shirt & invites me to lay down. I do. She leaves again. When she returns she has a hot cup of tea. “Do you want ibuprofen?”, she asks. Convinced that I am in a dream I nod yes. She gives me both. After sipping the tea, I lay back down. Why is it that the pain from cramps waits until your eyes have seen the blood to begin? I was fine when I thought I was just excited. She lays down with me.  We spoon and she rubs my stomach until I fall asleep.

This is what hotel bathrooms look like with a ...

I woke up hours later and looked around. The candles were still there though burned markedly lower. This really happened.

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!

2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 29,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 7 Film Festivals

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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.

Keep Calm And…

Or Mommy or Mistress or Goddess or THEM or Sir or… OH the possibilities ;-D

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Backstage at Funk to the Future Thursday Night.

Pre Finale with Brown Girls Burlesque and Burnt Sugar Arkestra

This show was so fun I hope we get it going again soon.  Can’t wait to see the official pictures of Brown Girls Burlesque with the band:  Burnt Sugar Arkestra.  This night was

outer space special!

burnt sugar arkestra

burnt sugar arkestra (Photo credit: mk30)

My glitter sister Jazabel Jade caught me backstage in the Coney Island Side Show dressing room…

vriend from outer space

We made new intergalactic friends BurlyQ-ing to Sun Ra with the Arkestra!

Last Night of Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2012

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Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2012 Jean Idelle Master Fan Class

So, I have been wanted to increase my burlesque skills and add fan dancing.  Then I find out this is going on?  I had the pleasure of speaking with Ms. Idelle at the Legend’s Fundraiser Brown Girls Burlesque hosted.

Thanks for the hook up Universe :-D!!!

FRIDAY JUNE 1

All classes are $45, and will take place in the back room of Big Al’s

Jean Idelle1-2 PM
The Art of Performing with Ostrich Feather Fans with Jean Idelle!
What is more alluring than a dance with Ostrich feather fans? Learn what goes in to choosing music for fan dances, the tricks to clothing removal while manipulating fans, how fan size affects choreography, and ask Jean YOUR questions about her performance experience and style! Jean worked the fans with grace on the burlesque circuit from 1950 to 1960, performing all over the US and Canada. Featured in Jet, Hue, and Our World magazine, Jean was a featured attraction at Minsky’s Rialto Theatre in Chicago!
https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/249407