Hey, hey, hey,
Whew! Thank You all SO Much!!! With the donations that were given in person (Yes, I will come get the donation if you don't like doing the online thing) and online, I am about halfway there with about a week to go!
If you could find a spare second to let people know it's happening, I'd be so even more grateful than I already am (if that's possible).
Support has come from some unexpected places. This weekend I performed on the Robin Byrd (of Debbie Does Dallas & Cable Access fame) Live Show & was given much love. :-) I could write all day about the people who have shared the link and helped me get the word out but I know you have a life to lead so here's a short list:
Jimi of Gureje in Brooklyn hooked up some fashions so I can be fly in Milan.
Thanks to Corset Magazine The Go To Magazine For All Things Sexuality) for including me on their blog.
Twanna Hines the Funky Brown Chick, I thank you so much for the shout out.
Amy Jo Goddard (Justin "Bringing Sexy Back" Timberlake endorsed Sex Coach) big thanks for your support. She has a really cool FREE CALL CLASS TONIGHT April 23rd by the way!
Abiola Abrams, Dirty Lola, Yolanda Shoshona, Miles Maker (while deep in pre/production of a new film project), The Sweet Spot Crew (Team No Sleep), Sweet Lorraine , Eric Perl (the man with the camera cranking out the videos! Who is avail for hire!!!), Swirl PR, The Toy Closet, Andrea Plaid, Guy Routte (You know why!) Brown Girls Burlesque, Red Umbrella Project and WAAAAY too many more to list.
Thanks So Much to EVERYONE who has supported this effort by giving, sharing or info on travel in Europe!
Only 8 days left. If you are planning on giving please do. We're on the anchor leg;-)
People have been so generous with me that I decided to pay it forward on my blog:
Have a Great Rest of the Week! Thanks for reading Link-a-palooza!
MILAN BURLESQUE AWARDS FUND
ESSENCE REVEALED - Essence Revealed is first generation Bajan born & raised in Boston. She got her BFA at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and MA at NYU's Steinhardt School of Education. Her writing has appeared places such as $pread Magazine, Corset Magazine, BurlesqueBible.com and 21st Century Burlesque. She's been published in two anthologies: Pros(e) & Johns, Marks, Tricks & Chicken Hawks. She now performs & teaches nationally and internationally both solo and as a member of Brown Girls Burlesque. Her favorite thing to do besides reading is to lay on the beach in Barbados to rest up for a night of calypso dancing. Help Essence get to the Milan Burlesque Awards!