Welcome to the second and final half of the #DMUEngage panel discussion event ‘I am Woman, Hear Me Phwoar!’ which took place on the Sunday of the 2017 Hebden Bridge Burlesque Festival.
Here performers, promoters and activists Sadie Sinner, Rubyyy Jones and Heidi Bang Tidy and scholars of burlesque Dr Jacki Willson and Dr Claire Nally joined me and a room full of interested members of the public to discuss the politics of female performance.
Here we discuss intersections, hierarchies and classism in both Burlesque and the sex industry, as well as racism, the importance of context, being fierce and the power that both emcees and audiences hold.
If you haven’t heard the first half of the discussion, it’s still available here, and to hear Heidi and Lady Wildflower talking about the history and logistics of the festival, and why they wanted the panel discussion to be part of it this year check out our first podcast here.
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Music by kind permission of The Shannon Reilly Trio (www.shannonreillytrio.co.uk). The full version of the song Trouble can be found along with it’s video here, and purchased on the Shannon Reilly Band album also called Trouble.