brown girl burlesque uses one-of-a-kind cabaret to encourage self-empowerment and expression
By Eye Candy
August 8, 2016
Since its inception in 2007, Brown Girl Burlesque has been an empowerment movement seeking to “entertain, educate, and liberate” with one of a kind cabaret performances that challenge gender, race, class, and sexuality social standards by reclaiming culture, personal stories and love of one’s body. In addition to performing world-class burlesque shows, the women behind the BGB movement offers local and online workshops designed to help others rediscover and unleash their “inner diva” and join a network of supportive, confident, and collaborative women. Looking towards the future, BGB hopes to grow into a chapter-based community effort that will facilitate the aforementioned goals and hold discussions about womanhood and sexuality in a safe space for women of color. BGB is based in Brooklyn.
By Erin White*, AFROPUNK contributor
Photo by Nisha Sondha
*Erin White is an Atlanta-based writer and AFROPUNK’s editorial and social media assistant. You can follow her on Tumblr or friend her on Facebook. Have a pitch or an inquiry? Shoot her an email at email@example.com.
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