Yay, new year blah blah blah! Seriously though, going over the events of this year and it has been full of ups and downs. I accomplished so many goals, traveled to new places, won a new title, created new acts, sang new songs, and met fabulous new people. Sometimes I really can’t believe how many adventures this life takes me on. Thank you all for being so supportive, encouraging, and engaging over the years. The accomplishments wouldn’t be possible without your love!
Here we go….
January– Rang in the New Year with the Beggar’s Carnivale in St. Louis, got trapped in Chicago for 7 days during the polar vortex, did my step down act at Shimmy Showdown and crowned my friend Siobhan Atomica as the new champion!
February– Went to New Orleans for a cathartic showcation tour with my sister wife Lola Van Ella, performed in Detroit for the first time with IBBP
March– Produced the largest Jeezy’s Juke Joint to date in St. Louis, was crowned Queen of the Southern Fried Burlesque Festival in Atlanta, epic raging occurred with the Minty Nighty Crew
April– Met my love and partner MC at the annual 420 Kickball Game in Chicago, had way too much Four Loko and caused quite a scened, stripped for inquisitive co-eds on school grounds at Indiana University Bloomington
May– LEZ DANCE kicks off at 2720, Hosted and Associate Directed the 5th Annual Show Me Burlesque and Vaudeville Festival, road trip with the Wham Bam Fam, performed in Albuquerque for the first time
June– Competed in the Best Debut category at the Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas and received 3 standing ovations!, headlined the Windy City Burlesque Festival, celebrated my birthday in Chicago and St. Louis
July– Pretty much spent the entire month being in love with my girlfriend, Boooo boring womp womp womp
August– epic East Coast tour with Lola Van Ella, fulfilled dream of tap dancing in Manhattan, flew on a trapeze, contracted deathly stomach flu, went to the Jazz Age Lawn Party, made my debut in Richmond, VA and Baltimore, back in Chicago for Queerpocalypse where my Sexy MF act killedsmashedmurdered it
September- kicked it off with North Coast music festival, hosted The Roux: A Spicy Brown Burlesque Show in New Orleans, killer showcation in NOLA with Po’Chop and MC
October- debuted a revamped act and new songs in La Maison La Decadence in St. Louis, taught Twerk and Jerk and my choreography class to rooms full of eager learners at BurlyCon in Seattle
November- moved back to Chicago, started a new job, headlined/judge/had the time of my life at the Humboldt Burlesque Expo in California, was flown to LA for Tito Bonito’s 30th birthday by the cast of Monday Night Tease, made my LA debut!
December– joined the cast of Naughty Little Cabaret, performed for a crowd of over 500 in Columbia, MO, spent my first Christmas away from home!
Thanks again for making #TwentyWhoreTeen special, ridiculous, debaucherous, slutty, and whimsical. I’m looking forward to kicking even more ass in 2015!