“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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16th February 2015: ‘A black and white issue’

This feature was inspired by a black and photograph from the 1950s portraying sexual harassment on the streets of Italy. It features student interviews and references to Dapper Laughs, the ‘Slap her’ viral video, and the response to a past blog of mine for the Guardian on drinks spiking. 

Here’s the link to the online version (which appeared later).

To see the original version, see page 12 of Exeposé Issue 635

23rd February 2015: ‘A Brief History of the (Glass) Slipper’ The W Review

In my third column for The W Review I examine the history of the ‘Cinderella’ tale, focusing on the slipper and its varying portrayals. Referencing recent film versions of the tale and the new Olympia le Tan ‘Cinderella’ range, I ask if modern women are still wearing their aspirations on their feet…

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