I'm going to let you in to a little secret!
I love the art behind Burlesque dancing and learning to burlesque dance and perform live once in my life is at the top of my bucket list.
You can imagine how excited I was when I recently came across Judith Vandepeer otherwise known as "Pupin Devert".
Judith started burlesque 3 years ago at the age of 55, and absolutely loved it. She really wanted to capture something about herself that she'd not shown before and to show a glamour which fully embraced her age, size and her newly grown out natural grey hair. The fact that she's a fellow silver and very sassy woman was the icing on the cake.
Judith is burlesque performer based in Hastings, and has been performing burlesque for over 3 years, as well as producing her own shows - both live and online. Travelling with her acts all over the UK and abroad and has collected national and international titles in burlesque and cabaret.
Judith is also a ‘Grey Model’ and loves creating body/age/sex positive images, as well as working on commercial shoots for companies such as Snag Tights and The Bias Cut Boutique.
She is passionate about wanting to create a space which is positive and judgement free, and wants to spread the message that ‘Burlesque is for Everyone’
We had so much to talk about and I love Judith's newfound body confidence and how she's smashing down those midlife stereo-typical barriers, showing other women in their 50's that we are definitely not invisible.
I recommend you start following Judith on her instagram @pupindevert for heaps of body confidence inspiration and some fabulous outfits!
If you're in the Hastings area you can also find out about her burlesque classes.
What would your burlesque name be?
I'm thinking of Lucy Lark or Glenda Ganda ( something with a bit of Yorkshire in it.... work in progress!!).
I have now created a FREE "Step Liberte Free to Be" private Facebook group.
A safe space to share and feel part of a community of women all finding their own way through midlife.
Where you get to hear from amazing women who are embracing life and leaving a trail of inspiration along the way.
Encouraging women after 40 to try something new and step out of their own bubble.
A group to share, celebrate wins, encourage and support other members.It's your time to shine! Join here
I'll be back next week, so in the meantime,
Keep being fabulous
(Music credited to Scott Holmes- By Big Adventure
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