2017: A Mixed Bag of a Year

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!!

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Betty Quirk, myself, Coco Framboise, Zilly Lilly and Charlie Quinn at Comic Strip-off a Marvel vs DC Burlesque Parody.  Photo by Chris Hutcheson
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Photo by Photolena
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Seeing Hamilton in NYC with my mom
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Photo by Tyrone Islington Photography
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In NYC visiting the Fearless Girl statue
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At the HUMP Film Fest with Betty Quirk
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Fire Strip With Me photo by Zach Garand
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Best Birthday ever!! With Bunny Buxom and Betty Quirk at Fire Strip with Me
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La Banquise in Montreal during the Bagel Burlesque Fest
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My only new tattoo this year from Genevieve FT
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Photo by Photolena
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Hanging out with Bear Sailor Moon at Fan Expo
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Performing with Leelando at Pride in Dundas Square
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At Pride with my lovely friend Bri
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At Drag Con in NYC
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Performing with Betty Quirk as part of the Toronto Burlesque Festival
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A wonderful boat ride through NYC with Betty and Max
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Photo by Photolena
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Celebrating the marriage of these crazy kids!
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Yeti Con with Zilly Lilly, Betty Quirk, Leelando and Sevvy Skellington
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Performing at the Ladies of Burlesque viewing of Marie Antoinette. Photo by Dominic Ali
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At the Simpsons Burlesque Show with the Yonge Guns
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A wet rollercoaster ride at Wonderland with Max and Betty
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Photo by Tyrone Islington
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A weekend riding around in Montreal
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Halloween with Leelando and Betty Quirk at Impulse.  Photo by Teri G
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Photo by Photolena
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Montreal Girl’s weekend with a colourful crew
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Photo by Rebecca Northcott Photography
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Sailing around in the Bahamas for Betty’s Birthday
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Photo by Photolena
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Girl’s Holiday Dinner

 

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2015: Another Fabulous Year!

2015 was a spectacular year for me!  I went to New York City, Orlando, Montreal and Detroit.  I performed in the Girlesque Expo, the Toronto Burlesque Festival and Pride Toronto.  I got three new tattoos including a BFF tattoo with Betty Quirk.  I watched one of my best friends get married.  I launched Dolly Shots Photography.  But most importantly I had a blast doing all these things with my fabulous friends.

The theme of this year for me was Girl Power!  I continue to surround myself with the smartest, funniest and coolest group of gals who are constantly inspiring me.  They are loving and supportive and always there to give advice, encouragement or share a cute cat photo!  I feel so lucky and blessed to have these women in my life.

I have big plans ahead for next year!  Stay tuned for more fabulousness in 2016!

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Betty Quirk and I performed our Two Little Gold Diggers act at the Girlesque Expo, The Toronto Burlesque Festival and Pride this year.
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I went on a wonderful trip to NYC with these gals.  I saw Hedwig with John Cameron Mitchell and Sleep No More.
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My brilliant illustrator friend Bryce Hallett did a lot of amazing drawings of me this year.
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Go Go Girl photo by Tyrone Islington
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Delicia Pastiche, Maria Juana and I at the Lord of the G-Strings burlesque show!
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My first official Dolly Shots Photoshoot with Delicia Pastiche.
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Mademoiselle Dolly photo by DWS Photography
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My beautiful shell tattoo from Nikko Adams.  Photo by Teri G
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Posing with Ariel at Disney World on my Orlando work trip!
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Mermaid Chibis of myself and Brittany from Atomic Lollipop.
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When Betty and I won the Project Furby contest at Atomic Lollipop.
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Joan from Mad Men photo by Elizabeth Horodnyk
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Hanging out with Mong Tho and Delicia Pastiche at Beatlesque.
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Bathing Beauty photo by Geoff Larkin
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Second new tattoo of the year at the Montreal Tattoo Expo.  Tattoo by Clifton Boggs.
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Hanging out with Delicia and Sarah in Montreal and eating all the food!
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60s Dolly Photo by Tyrone Islington
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Spending summer days at Christie Pitts Film Festival.
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Mom won box seats for Foo Fighters! Best concert of the year!
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Dolly in Blue photo by Tyrone Islington
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Taste of the Danforth with my Squad.
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Modeling for Gloomth photo by Tyrone Islington
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Betty and I got to meet Miss Fame!
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Brittany, Robin, Delicia and I on our way to Theatre Bizarre.
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Eeveelesque at the Peepshow Nintendo show! Photo by Lick My Lens Cap.
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Brittany’s Wedding!! With myself, Sara and Abi as her bridal party.
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The beautiful bride!
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Best friend forever tattoos with Betty Quirk! Tattoos by Amy Bliska.
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Meeting Fashion Santa!!
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My amazing Girl Gang!