My Grandfather’s Roses and the art of Zen.

If you know me well enough, you will know that the Afghan in me is OBSESSED with roses and rose scented things. In my birth country of Pakistan, Roses arent just a valentines day thing. Roses play a huge part in our weddings, naming ceremonies, funerals and any other milestone you can imagine. Roses areContinue reading “My Grandfather’s Roses and the art of Zen.”

No Ifs, Just Butts: An interview with Miss Jane Doe of Baby Got Back

Every now and then I have the opportunity to experience art that serves the dual purpose of education and entertainment. Baby Got Back is one of these shows. After 2 sold out seasons, the girls are back with a vengeance and nothing is off limit!. In this very special interview I chat to Miss Jane Doe about feminism, art as protest and all things butts!

Fringe Binge: Lola’s showgirl smear campaign

​Once upon a time in 2011 when I still went by the stage name Iskra Valentine, the burlesque beauty with the Bollywood booty, I had the privilege of being invited to judge Miss Burlesque WA. It was then that I first laid my eyes on her:   Her name was Lola. She was a showgirl.Continue reading “Fringe Binge: Lola’s showgirl smear campaign”

Fringe Binge: A night at the Musicals

I will preface my post with an admission that might shock my readership. I, Laila shalimar, one time burlesque performer, lover of all things glittery, purveyor of sparkly and kitsch, do not enjoy Musicals. Not. At. All How bizarre, you must be wondering, for a girl from the land of Bollywood where every movie isContinue reading “Fringe Binge: A night at the Musicals”

Fringe Binge: Erotic Intelligence for Dummies

  Last night I had the immense pleasure of furthering my erotic education at Fringeworld by attending Erotic Intelligence for Dummies at the Gelo Piazza Hut. Much like the clitoris, the Gelo Piazza hut is a little pleasure centre on James street, tucked away behind the giant screen in the Northbridge Piazza. It was hardContinue reading “Fringe Binge: Erotic Intelligence for Dummies”