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Age Ain’t Nothing But a Number

This topic has come up a few times over the last 2 weeks with some friends outside of the industry, so thought I’d write my thoughts on the elephant in the room, so to speak. My friend says, “So, how much longer are you going to do this for? What’s the length a girl can dance for? You can’t do this forever.” I burst out laughing, “WHYYYY NOT?! I can be the vintage stripper on the stage doing walker tricks and popping wheelies in my wheelchair when I’m 90!! My energy, my sparkle and my titties will always be fabulous! 😀 bahahaha

Then I proceed with my more serious tone, “I am the wrong person to ask that question to. Here I STILL am and going strong. Just when I think I’m ready to wind things down, settle my roots, have a lil kidlet …my career gains more momentum and reaches even greater heights. Plus, I’m still having a blast! I love performing and creating my new shows. I am still so passionate, I’m not over it. I have had a long, very fulfilling and fruitful career that I am grateful for. I have everything I want, I am firmly established, other than the family aspect, so I’m good at any point. When it’s time to move into fitness full time, I’m ready but why would I when I am having so much consistent success? Winning contests and titles (15 in the last 9 months), touring internationally, booked for prestigious shows, high in demand, etc. This is my first week off in a year! And I am booked until the end of this year! I dance because I can and I love it, not because I need to.

And now that we are here, in this discussion, let’s open this can of worms right up! LOL Fuck the misogynist perception that a woman loses her sex appeal, sexuality and beauty once she hits 25 or 30. Screw that patriarch and old way of thinking. From my experience, a woman’s sex appeal and sexuality only enhances with age…I know mine has!! Being tuned in, turned on and confident within yourself. Women should be celebrated in every phase of life and I am a leading example of that sexual, feminine, athletic energy. I am waaay better now, in all areas, than I was when I was 20. 10-15 years ago, agents would put a dancer out to pasture once she moved beyond the 25-27 year old mark lol but back then girls would party a lot, do drugs and drink, not really take care of themselves. We are now in a different era where women are starting to accept and appreciate themselves more and take care of themselves. Even in some recent fitness competitions women who were masters (+35) were taking top placings in the open category against girls half their age! YES!!! Sex appeal is ageless and women of all shapes and sizes are sexy and beautiful. Good bye body shaming days. This is a new era where women celebrate themselves and each other…..and men, too! Build each other up, not tear each other down. EmpowHer!!! As long as my audiences are coming out and enjoying my shows, I am not in a rush. Though babies are on my mind, I am riding this tsunami right up until the next adventure! p.s. Having my own show in VEGAS is what I am going for. THAT’S my vision.”  

I hope that answered his questions 😉

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Throwback to my baby stripper days!

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