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Lola Rose’s Second Annual Black History (Herstory, Theirstory) Shows!

Miss Lola Rose has made this February bright with her three week long Second Annual Black History Show!

Tipsy Bear Berlin is closed for the second German lockdown, but that doesn’t stop Miss Lola. This show features Lola Rose streaming her live performance from the TB stage and hosting some of Berlin’s incredible Black performers via video. Previous Lola at TB drawing here!

The show has been held over another week and has one more episode, Weds Feb 17 on the Tipsy Bear twitchstream!

Gorgeous FKA, seen below, is on sound in the booth and performs as well.

FKA for Lola Rose Second Annual Black History Show by Suzanne Forbes Feb 10 2021I love to draw FKA!

Somehow this multitalented superstar always comes out like a cartoon superheroine.

Akynos Ice Cream by Suzanne Forbes feb 10 2021The Incredible, Edible Akynos shared her “Ice Cream” video.

This is the PG beginning of it – it gets very exciting! Akynos is one of the Black Berlin performers who has a Patreon. Fellow white people, if you can support white friends on Patreon, you can add some support for Black and BIPOC creators! Follow Akynos and check out the important performer and sw activist work she does: linktree and on Insta and twitter too!

Godx Noirphiles by Suzanne Forbes Feb 10 2021

This is the indelible, blazing GodXXX Noirphiles from a performance video I saw for the first time during this show.

It was recorded in Munich in 2019, and you can really see GodXXX impact the audience. Rarely have I seen minds so blown. GodXXX Noirphiles also has a GetThemPaidtreon!

He/she/they are posting incredible new work, like this video on Precolonial Black Queer and Trans History and their groundbreaking Queer Birthing Series. You can help support this new parent, House of Living Colors mama, and powerful creative! Linktree here, Insta here!

Deni Rose by Suzanne Forbes Feb 17 2021I loved the piece Lola’s Drag Niece Deni Rose created for the show.

The storytelling, the dancing, the bath with chandelier earrings – Deni Rose is amazing.

There’s a money pool for the performers of this show here!

I am incredibly grateful to my Patreon Patrons, whose monthly financial support makes it possible for me to continue to work safely at home, documenting Queer Berlin.

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.

An evening with the BSC and the ELSC! Life drawing with strippers!

Sasha Diamond for East London Strippers Collective by Suzanne Forbes August 24 2020I was so excited about the first IRL/streaming hybrid session of the Berlin Strippers’ Collective life drawing!

The model was Akynos, an incredible Berlin talent who I love to draw. And then, The East London Strippers’ Collective Life Drawing group announced that Sasha Diamond was their model, for the same night!

And I have been wanting to draw Sasha, an amazing teacher and performer, for ages! That’s Sasha above, in rainbow wig and outfit. She has the best moves! Life drawing with strippers is wonderful because pole dancers are incredible, graceful athletes.

Akynos for Berlin Strippers Collective x Sketcherei 2 by Suzanne Forbes August 24 2020Luckily, the time difference meant I could almost be in two places at once.

I “went” to the Berlin Strippers’ Collective/Sketcherei session first, arriving virtually via Zoom to see artists gathering in the really cool new venue. Even virtually, it was wonderful to see Alexandra and Chiqui!

Akynos for Berlin Strippers Collective x Sketcherei 1 by Suzanne Forbes August 24 2020Akynos danced in a halterneck jumpsuit and I made a series of loose sketches.

It was wonderful to be able to draw dancing in an actual club again!

Akynos for Berlin Strippers Collective x Sketcherei 3 by Suzanne Forbes August 24 2020The music was excellent too.

Thanks so much to Akynos, The Berlin Strippers Collective, Sasha Diamond Pole (she has a website coming soon here) and the East London Strippers Collective!

Here is how you can follow and support Akynos: her Instagram, performer website, Patreon, Youtube and SW mutual aid organization.

And as always,

I am so grateful to my Patreon Patrons, whose monthly financial support lets me keep documenting international performers while I work safely at home.