I had the honour to be invited to Radio Hannover to talk – Live on Air – about our currently running show FREAKS and my big passion: Sword swallowing! It’s in German 🙂 FREAKS is running till the end of August in Hannover come see it live at GOP – TicketsRead More Radio Interview in Hannover
Disclaimer: I am speaking out of the perspective of a black woman with obvious African features. I belong to one of the most underrepresented minority groups in the world. White presenting blacks, asians and other ethnic groups might have very different experiences. A recent discussion has re-sparked interest to discuss if the term “people of […]Read More Is the term “people of colour” acceptable?
Hello all! As some of you know I am suffering from an Auto Immune Disease called Sarcoidosis. It’s an inflammatory disease that attacks mainly organs in the body. No cure has been found till today. The symptoms are said to be similar to Multiple Sclerosis with chronic fatigue as the annoying side effect. In […]Read More Dealing with Auto Immune Disease: Fighting chronic pain & fatigue
With 2019 approaching fast i would like to take the time and reflect on 2018. It was a wonderful rollercoaster year that could have not been better. I am deeply thankful to everybody how gave me an opportunity over the past 12 month to show my talent, dedication and love i foster for Performance Art […]Read More Thank you and Happy New Year from MisSa Blue!
In the past weeks we had and intense discussion about cultural appropriation on the international Burlesque circuit that has hurt people from all backgrounds and cost a lot of performers of colour a huge amount of emotional labour. Many articles have been published by white ally’s but many agreed that a ‚brown‘ voice of a […]Read More I am writing a talk on racism in showbusiness and started a gofund me campaign
The last couple of weeks have been an eye-opening experience for many white performers on the European circuit. I say white performers because nothing that has happened was anything new to US: performers of colour (POC). The conversation started as a Facebook callout of one particular performer with very offensive material in her acts. This […]Read More A note on ally-ship and white performers helping to fight racism in Burlesque
Hey lovely people! It’s been a while since i wrote a blog post but today i really have a wonderful reason. The talented photographer Verena Gremmer and me have planned plotted and done quite a few shootings over the year to produce a ‘MisSa Blue by Verena Gremmer’ Calendar for 2019. When Verena agreed to embark […]Read More We made a 2019 Calendar!
In April 2017 i decided to take my hair out of weave and let it grow. The virgin hair had already a decent length but i got carried away and dyed it with bleach, styled it frequently and used it on stage. That was a big mistake as over time a lot of the ends […]Read More My hair care routine + products
Today i realised that i have never released a blog post for my TEDx talk . I’ve recently shared my personal story about fighting mental illness and becoming a circus artist very late in life – hoping to inspire other female people of colour and performers to keep fighting. A few weeks ago i ‘ve […]Read More MisSa Blue for TEDx
If you’re black and reading this you get it. If you’re white and affiliated to the Burlesque or Performance Art scene just think for a second on how many black performers you have seen on a bill recently. And i mean black with some sort of visible african decent. Not another mildly tanned – white […]Read More Racism and Colourism in Burlesque – Some of my thoughts…