You know how awesome The Lady Ms. Vagina Jenkins is as a performer. You know, the crazy gloves peels, the sexy bedroom eyes, the 30 minute striptease marathons, the spectacle, the pure electricity!
Well, if you've experienced it, share it, I say!
I've been a radical performance artist for 10 years and have been performing burlesque for 7 years now. And while Atlanta/the southeast have loved and embraced the Vag, the rest of the world hasn't quite caught on.
I will never abandon my southern roots--Atlanta's art scene has nurtured me and made me what I am. I just want to be able to spread my mission/my art as far and wide as possible so that folks can see the southern take on burlesque and performance art.
As a burlesque performer, my mission is to reclaim visual and erotic space for all the marginalized communities I represent. Which is an overly academic way of saying that as queer woman of size and color I want to be a huge, big , bright, feathered beacon of awesome-ness.
Sure, I'm also an attention whore, but I also believe strongly that every woman deserves to take up space and be beautiful on her own terms, defying, queering and otherwise redefining what it means to be femme in the world.
So I'm trying to get the word out there. But in order to take up visual space and show the people far and wide what I'm all about and what SEXY freed from class/gender/orientation/race boundaries looks like--- I'm gonna have to get out there.
I'm going to need a little community support, y'all!
The traveling Vagina Jenkins Roadshow
My ultimate goal for 2010 is to travel the country performing and exposing myself and my mission to as much of North America as possible.
The only way I can see that I'd be able to do this is to RV it (or possibly a nice conversion van.)
I have a network of amazing queers, burlesque and drag performers across the country that are willing to book and house me, but the travel expenses of flying and Greyhounding it every other week are severely cutting into the rhinestone fund.
This past weekend, in NYC I made $160 in bookings/merch sales. My plane fare was $158...net profit $2...absolutely NOT sustainable.
So I'm looking for a little community help and support.
The Buck Tuck $5-$50
I will send you a handwritten, and personalized thank you note, that you can proudly display on your mantel or desk as proof that you, do ,in fact know a girl named "Vagina."
Friendly Fluffer $51-$100
For your donation at this level I will send you the personalized thank you note mentioned above, as well as an 8x10 glossy of my beautiful self, so that you have photographic evidence, that, really, there's a stripper named "Vagina."
Vaginal Support $101-$200
All of the above, plus your very own pair of officially liscensed Vagina Jenkins pasties...now with tassel twirling action!
Patron of the Vag $200 plus
All of the above, plus 2 VIP seats at the next Vagina Jenkins show of your choice
Team Va Jay Jay
For the group (3 or more folks working together) that raises the most funds for the Vagina Jenkins Travel fund, I will appear at your open-to-the-public event, and make a celebrity appearance and perform one number of your choice.
Please help in any way you can!
All donations monetary or otherwise are soooooo appreciated!
Thank you in advance!
Exes and Ohs,
-The Lady Ms. Vagina Jenkins