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Another amazing evening of Disabilitease!

Perfect Tyler for Disabilitease by Suzanne Forbes April 11 2021This is Perfect Tyler performing for Disabilitease!

What an incredible, iconic wheelchair burlesque piece! I looooove Perfect Tyler, find and follow them here! This performance was for the November 2020 edition of Disabilitease.

Little Peaches

Little Peaches is an international performer and producer and DisabiliTease is her baby. Several years 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.

Arielle Firecracker is the other half of the Disabilitease team!

Arielle is a gorgeous tattooed bombshell who burns up the stage! Here she is photographed by Veronika Marx.

Arielle Firecracker by Veronika Marx 2020

Arielle Firecracker by Veronika Marx 2020

I’m working on more drawings from this event.

Due to my own disability, it’s going slower than usual, but I will get them up eventually 🙂

I am incredibly grateful to my Patreon Patrons, 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.

Big Fat Burlesque from Rollin’ With Lindsay, with Berlin Babes!

Big Fat Burlesque Piggy Rox by Suzanne Forbes March 13 2020I decided back in February that since I have several zoom portrait sessions in March, I would draw only one streaming show this month.

Big Fat Burlesque, produced by Lindsay McGlone, was my choice – because there’s never been a more important moment for fat visibility, pride and awareness. And this show had an incredible lineup with richly various identities of fat folx from all over!

Above, Piggy Rox, the pink punk powerhouse I previously drew for another marvelous UK-based show, Disabilitease.

Big Fat Burlesque Lady Blue Phoenix by Suzanne Forbes March 13 2020Berlin Burlesquer Lady Blue Phoenix opened the show with a new act.

She knocked everyone’s socks off! You can follow her on insta here.

Big Fat Burlesque The Prince of Persia by Suzanne Forbes March 13 2020The Prince of Persia did a poignant, heartfelt performance about hate crimes.

He was very moving, and his mom was in the audience which was so cool! Insta here 🙂

Big Fat Burlesque Luna TikTok by Suzanne Forbes March 13 2020I always love to draw Berlin-based New Yorker Luna TikTok.

They are incredible performing as burlesque dazzler Luna TikTok and as Drag King Roman TikTok. Insta here, spoil them here!

I’ll have more drawings from this show coming up when I can, after I draw my first Zoom wedding reception!

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