Catch Up with all the statements via 21st Century Burlesque.
The Ohio Burlesque communities have been very inclusive and sizeist mentalities are very minimal in the burlesque world.. or are they? This stands as a question that performer Tangerine Jones answered in her XO Jones article (The Lucky Pierre's Scandal Shows Body Shaming in Burlesque Is Alive and Well) she writes
"The New Burlesque revival presents itself as an alternative to the mainstream. From a branding perspective, it frames itself in nostalgia while embracing just enough edge and feminism to make it seem relevant and progressive. Over the last couple of decades, it’s been touted as empowering, embracing of all body types, ages, colors, and genders and as a tool for subversion using satire and sex. It has lived up to this ideal in certain respects and failed miserably in others." - Tangerine Jones
A few days prior Cleveland Burlesque Queen Bella Sin took to social media with
Per The Burlesque Hall of Fame statement
While some argue that size is based on demand of the clientele and the mainstream ideas of beauty. The industry is changing with major example Plus Size Model Tess Holiday recently sign to Milk Modeling Agency in London. Ms Holiday at a size 22 and has inspired women with her campaign #effyourbeautystandards, Holiday made International headlines with her new contract, Showcasing the direction of the new industry that is growing rapidly. Recently Actress Jamie Brewer was announce to make fashion history as the first model with Down syndrome to walk a runway during New York Fashion Week. Proving that beauty does know disability.
The industry is changing and the mainstream beauty standards are becoming a part of the past.
Will the world change to accommodate all the wonderful beauty with in it or will
these standards still stand? Only time will tell for now -
Our support for Ruby Rage is in every step she takes to live her truth, We have started to share the responsibility to join hand with #CLE4WOMEN and Cleveland's Burlesque Queen for the
"All bodies are beautiful Rally "
Taking place in Cleveland, Ohio at The Free stamp April 4th at 1:00PM
This gathering invites all shapes, races and sexual orientations to stand for Ruby Rage and the thousand others that are discriminated by societies unrealistic standards of beauty. We invite you to join us and show support to our thriving community of women and men proud of their bodies.
No More Size Shaming! No More Sizeist Mentalities!
A Stand For Arms!
We stand for beauty!