I heard about Disabilitease from the feed of muse Noéline La Bouche, one of the performers.
You can see the drawing I made of her performance above. She is dancing in her apartment, doing one of my favorites of her routines. Noéline is so courageous in talking and sharing about disability in Berlin’s performance scene; she has helped producers understand that some of us have limitations and challenges but are still gonna show up as we can, and be amazing! Follow her here, site here, and my other Noéline drawings here, here, here, here here and here!
This is Little Peaches!
Little Peaches is an international performer and producer and DisabiliTease is her baby. 18 months ago, a serious flare up of several of her medical conditions left her unable to dance. Being the stubborn renegade stripper that she is, Little Peaches grabbed her wheelchair and re-trained herself to dance with wheels! About booking performers with disabilities, she says:
Performers with disabilities are often overlooked for shows because they may need a little extra help when it comes to making the show accessible for them. That may be having wheelchair or walking aid access, assistance with travel, assistance to and from the stage to aid with visual impairments, BSL interpreters or a quiet space to retreat to if they are feeling overwhelmed. These little things can be surprisingly easy to put into place but more often than not, they aren’t.
Little Peaches welcomed me very kindly to draw the show. She did an amazing routine!
Arielle Firecracker is the other half of the Disabilitease team!
Arielle is a gorgeous tattooed bombshell and The Mother of Serpents – she has a snake named Dita 🙂 Check out the project she’s working on, Art & Soul Tribe!
Piggy Rox is so fierce!
I loved getting a chance to draw Roxy, a new-to-me performer.
Lady Phoenix, trailing fire!
Lady Phoenix is another new-to-me performer, and she was marvelous!
This is La Nina the Disability Pirate, with her Spoons hat!
You never know when you’ll need extra spoons. Her spoken word piece was great!
This is Rosie who sang a great song!
I did not agree with her song, which was called “Don’t let a Pornstar tell you who are” – it had a great message but so many people I love are porn performers I take any critique of their profession personally! Rosie is part of the wonderful Invisible Cabaret.
Still working on the drawings of Erin Ball 🙂
I am so grateful to my Patrons on Patreon, whose monthly financial support makes it possible for me work safely at home.
As usual these drawings are licensed Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) for all to share and enjoy!
In addition, I release the copyright on each drawing to the performer shown and they may use the drawings for their own profit and pleeeasssure in any way they choose.
I love that Little Peaches does her burlesque from a wheelchair. She is very awesome and inspiring!
She is super awesome! There is another performer who I am working on drawings of who does AERIALS from her wheelchair, holy HECK.
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