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…
Usually things that are over a decade ago feel so far way to me that i can barely remember. Not so with the day i set a foot into London for the first time. I was a 20 and had just left school. A little naive running after a lost love to Portsmouth. Saddened by […]Read More How i met black people and fell in love with London