2018 has been a transitional year. It has been the uncomfortable growing stage in between leaving a past self behind and becoming a new creature. It has been hard and it has been a journey but ultimately it has been worth it.
The biggest change in my life this year was leaving my soul-sucking, 9-5 office job for a more creative career path. I have had some of my best photoshoots, both in front of and behind the camera and worked with a whole plethora of new and wonderful people! I made a fabulous new costume for one of my favourite performers, Laura Desiree. I celebrated the marriage of two of my dearest friends. I got a new, badass tattoo of my idol Tura Satana from my girl Suspiria! And to top off the whole year I move back into my apartment after nearly a year of extensive renovations!
I am now in the process of setting up Dolly Shots Studio for 2019 and I am so excited to share it with you! Stay tuned next year for lots more fabulous-ity and beauty!
2017 was a very strange year. There were lots of fun, happy memories but also a lot of very trying moments.
This year I travelled quite a lot to Montreal and New York City and also added Freeport, Bahamas to my travel list. I performed once again as part of the Toronto Burlesque Festival, at Toronto Pride, at Yeti Con, for the Ladies of Burlesque at the Royal, and in all 3 of the Peepshow TO productions. I had the pleasure of seeing the musical Hamilton twice in New York City. I went to Drag Con NY, the Bagel Burlesque Expo, Yeti Con and Fan Expo. I got a new tattoo from Genevieve FT. And I got to see two of my favourite people get married in a Jewish/Indian/Lord of the Rings wedding!
All in all this year has really taught me who the important people are in my life and to cherish those relationships. I’ve worked really hard this year to accomplish my goals but I know this is only the beginning. Look out 2018, I’m coming for you!!