Burlesque has long been a hip-swaying, shoulder-shimmying, bum-jiggling space that sparks self-love and confidence in the minds of many. It is a space that doesn’t accept hate or negativity, and encourages all manner of body diversity – in fact, burlesque is made from the confidence that it emanates. As if you needed anymore encouragement to take classes or get yourself a front seat ticket at a performance, here are 7 Plus-Size Burlesque Babes That Will Inspire You To Love Yourself.
The pin-up girl has become a sassy, cutesy and feminist icon in recent years – and the plus-size community has embraced the idea of the pin-up girl with open arms. Here are 11 plus-size pin-ups that you need to follow on Instagram!
For much of my life, my body has held me back. Actually, let me clarify. For much of my life, I’ve allowed my body to hold me back. It had been firmly ingrained in my mind that I was too big to do the things that I wanted to do, that I would fail because my size was a hindrance and that I would never succeed just because of my body shape. Continue reading
If you’re not too familiar with the art of burlesque, you might be forgiven for thinking that it only extends the arm of acceptance as far as one single body type. In fact, the only mainstream reference to burlesque has been Christina Aguilera and Cher’s rendition of the art of the tease in ‘Burlesque’. But, as much as this film shines a light on burlesque, it does little to celebrate a wide variety of body types – something that is not true of the wider burlesque-world. Continue reading