Today's feature is:
I have wanted to be a part of burlesque since the first performance I saw. I was at a Fake Moustache performance, supporting a friend of mine, and I saw several burlesque performances that night. The women performing were so beautiful and confident, and it instantly made me want to be a part of it. I spent the next few days looking into classes offered around the city, but I felt I lacked the confidence I saw so strongly in the performances of the women I saw that night, so I put it on the back burner.
A few months ago, I revisited the idea. I couldn't shake the thought that this was something I wanted to try. I talked about it a lot with my boyfriend, and he helped encourage and push me to dip my toes into it and try it out. I decided to join Burlesque Burn, and immediately fell in love with it. I loved how fun it was, how good it made me feel, and the group of women I got to work with. I felt sexy, confident, and was having the time of my life.
Saturday, September 12, 2015 was my very first performance. I had never done a performance in front of a crowd before, let alone one where I take my clothes off! I met so many amazing women that night, and it felt really amazing to be a part of the show. It was the scariest thing I have ever done, and I can't wait to do it again.
Burlesque is everything I hoped it would be. It inspires my confidence, makes me feel sexy, it is fun, it is hard work, and it is a community that welcomed me with open arms.