Real women

I have had this as a draft for over 9 months unpublished. But it is something  that has been really bothering me lately.  I saw this image tonight and it says it far better than I can: (Original Source :http://whirligigagogo.wordpress.com/2012/01/19/will-the-real-women-please-stand-up/)

 

A statement I often hear:

“It is so good to see a real woman on stage” (I am going to write a whole blog post on this subject alone soon).

“Real Women Have Curves”- (the only true thing about this statement is that the movie by this name is fabulous. If you haven’t seen it get hold of a copy).

WHAT THE HELL IS A REAL WOMAN????

You know I totally get where these statements and the movement that promotes it comes from. For so many years women who are not the the weight, size, colour, look etc that society deemed ideal were made to feel on the outside. Sometimes like they were not human or not worthy of love.

So this positive empowering message movement started. I get that, I’ve felt it, experienced it.

STOP IT PEOPLE. REALLY- STOP IT!

ALL WOMEN ARE REAL WOMEN. Fat, thin, muscley, curvy, skinny, tall, short, born with male genitalia but identify as women. All of us and some categories I am sure I have missed here.

We should not alienate any other people to make ourselves feel superior. Because we are not. We are all the same. We all feel, doubt and hurt.

Ok.

Enough said.

The movement I most identify with is: Health at Any Size.

Health at Every Size is the new peace movement.

Very simply, it acknowledges that good health can best be realized independent from considerations of size. It supports people—of all sizes—in addressing health directly by adopting healthy behaviors.” Check it out!

Boom Boom Broads

I am SO excited!
A show I have been waiting to perform in for a long time is on.

BOOM BOOM BROADS!!!

Oh my the most luscious of ladies on stage together!

The best thing about this show is I get to flirt with Johnny Castrati onstage! Some of you may know that I have a big crush on Johnny ;).

“This double feature evening invites audiences to celebrate diversity in sexual expression
It reveals the beauty of flesh in it’s less often celebrated forms. By bringing together the best of the burlesque and the queer community. Two back to back shows, one for those who love curvaceous ladies and the other for those who enjoy a little mesmerizing manflesh. An all-inclusive brother-sister-other double-event, buy a ticket to one show or join us for both in row or over the two dates.”

What is so special about Boom Boom Broads is it is not your regular burlesque show where one act follows the other. This is more like a cabaret or revue. Performers will be interacting with each other as well as with the audience. If you would like to join us onstage you may just be invited to do so!

On each night either before or after you can also see the Burlesque Bad Boys! Oh my I am looking forward to seeing some of my favourite Bad Boys onstage. I haven’t yet had the opportunity to see Furlesque  and oh I do love hairy men!

It is $20 for one show or $30 for both, so I know you will want to come to both shows.

Mardi Gras is going to be so much fun!