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Shay Au Lait's Burlesque Blog chronicles her adventures as a burlesque performer and her research and musings as a burlesque instructor and producer.

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What Does It Mean to Be Queer-Friendly?

I found myself disappointed the other day when I googled, “What does it mean to be queer-friendly?” The search results only yielded articles, think pieces and click bait that attempted
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Dramatic Aerial Halloween Photography

The first time I attended a Halloween party was back in 2001. I was raised in a religious cult, so ….we definitely didn’t fuck with Halloween. But my freshman year
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Get You A Girl Who Can Do Both 5: Lightning Talks & Burlesque

Honeytree Evil Eye and Flirt Vonnegut had me at “TEDx-style lightning talks and steamy burlesque.” That was part of the descriptor used to explain their hit burlesque show, as they
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12 Wonderful Burlesque Archetypes You Need to Know

[mk_page_section][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1567998448836{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”]An archetype is a symbolic motif used as a form of identification and understanding.  For example, what’s your sign? Whether someone says Taurus, Gemini or Scorpio, you
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The Burlesque Glove Peel – I Used to Make Fun of It

There's that moment on stage, especially within "traditionally classic American" burlesque ....when the burlesque glove peel happens.
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Burlesque as a Mind-Body Wellness Practice

Have you ever considered burlesque as a mind-body wellness practice?
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Brands With Nude Shades For People of Color

I’ve been infatuated with finding nude clothing, costumes, shoes, lingerie, hosiery and more for women of color since forever. Luckily, these days there are far more are options, as there
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Creating a Burlesque Curriculum, Syllabus and Lesson Plan

When I was presented with the opportunity to teach Burlesque Striptease Dance Classes, I didn’t think twice about it. I was a bit nervous about creating my burlesque curriculum, syllabus
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My Ultimate Burlesque Tour Bag Travel Checklist

There are certain things you won’t learn until you experience them, such as the burlesque tour bag. However, if by sharing a few stories, anecdotes, and tips, it makes your transition
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The Best Burlesque Websites That Taught Me History, Culture and Tips

The Best Burlesque Websites That Taught Me History, Culture and Tips.
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My Burlesque History

Everyone has the story of what led them to burlesque and right now, it’s my turn to share my burlesque history. Depending on what context in which you know me,
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What To Wear To A Burlesque Striptease Dance Class

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] What To Wear To A Burlesque Striptease Dance Class   If you’re anything like me, you like to be prepared and unless you’re already deep inside the burlesque culture
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