“My routines aren’t sexy, they’re kind of bonkers”: an interview with burlesque performer Aurora Galore

A recent interview with neo-burlesque dancer Aurora Galore for Exeposé. We discussed burlesque stereotypes, the politics of performance art – and Israeli sex clubs…

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15th June 2015: ‘Fancy Dress? Ditch the Cultural Stereotypes’

Another blog for Huffington Post’s Young Voices section, this piece looks at cultural appropriation and culturally insensitive fancy dress costumes, particularly at universities in the UK.

It uses gifs and a colloquial tone befitting the section. Read on for the full text (minus the gifs).

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4th May 2015: ‘The Politics of Ugliness’

Ahead of the general election, I wrote a piece on the media’s treatment of Ed Milliband’s imperfections, placing it in the context of the art world, with comparisons with several famous paintings depicting physical ‘imperfections’.

The article actually inspired my new blog, picturepolitics.wordpress.com, which looks at the relationship between art and politics. It also features some of my own art work. Check it out!