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End 2020 With Gratitude & Grace – Tips From 21 of Today’s Top Thought Leaders

End 2020 With Gratitude & Grace – Tips From 21 of Today’s Top Thought Leaders

November 24, 2020

“Be thankful for each new challenge, because it will build your strength and character.” – Author Unknown, Be Thankful

While 2020 has been filled with challenges, it has given us many opportunities for growth. In this group show, you will learn how to close out 2020 with Gratitude & Grace with the collective wisdom from 21 of today’s top thought leaders., just in time for 2021

Featuring the wisdom of:

Lora Cheadle, Life Choreographer
Sherianna Boyle, Author of Emotional Detox, and Emotional Detox for Anxiety
Veronica Kirin, Author, Speaker, Entrepreneur Coach
Deborah Beauvais, CEO and Founder of Dreamvisions7 Radio Network
Dr. John Mc Grail, Hypnotherapist and Keynote Speaker
Sandra Ford Walston, The Courage Expert
Robyn Spizman, Author of Loving out Loud, The Power of a Kind Word
Royce Morales, Transformationsl Facilitator and Spiritual Teacher
Jenny Manion, Author, speaker, Intuitive Healer
Wendie Colter, Certified Medical Intuitive Practitioner, The Practical Path
Diane Uniman, aka Princess Von Brainisfried, Optimism and Positivity Speaker, Author of Bonjour Breast Cancer, I’m Still Smiling
Diane Vich, Goddess Unleashed
Debra Valentina, Mindset Coach and Author of Beyond Chaos
Michelle Dortignac, Founder of Unnata® Aerial Yoga
Emily Haruko Leeb, Transformational Life Coach
Red Velvet, Dancer and Choreographer
Kellita Maloof, Showgirl Awakening
EMPRESS, Singer, Songwriter
Christina Flach, CEO Pretty Girl Makeup, Celebrity Makeup Artist
Katia Rave, Business Strategy Coach
Minnku Buttar, Founder Circle of Joy Retreats

It’s not too late to join the Free, 5-Day Gratitude & Grace Challenge! Go to www.SparkleAllSeason.com and download your Gratitude ABC’s Challenge, then join me at noon mountain, for a daily dose of inspiration.

Feeling worn down and dull? Hoping for a little more sparkle, joy and enthusiasm in your day? Then sashay on over to www.NakedSelfWorth.com and download The Top 20 Things That Block Your Sparkle And What to Do About Them today!

 

How to Make a Difference as an Antiracist and an Ally Without Burning Yourself Out or Destroying Relationships – with Rebecca Eldredge, PhD

How to Make a Difference as an Antiracist and an Ally Without Burning Yourself Out or Destroying Relationships – with Rebecca Eldredge, PhD

November 23, 2020

Watching, listening, or reading the news can be extraordinarily stressful. Especially now, during the elections cycle, where everything you read, say, or hear is somehow politically or racially charged! What’s a person to do? You want to do the right thing and live in alignment with your values. You want to fight for under-served or disadvantaged populations and make a difference. But you also want to maintain your sanity and preserve important relationships. YES! It is possible, and Rebecca will show you how.

Top take-a-ways:

  • Feel calm, hopeful, and empowered even during chaotic times.
  • Guide and navigate tense interactions and differences with those you care about.
  • Advocate for the rights of others and stand up for your values with courage in a way that is comfortable for you.
  • Care effectively for yourself, while caring effectively for others!

Rebecca is a licensed psychologist with a focus on providing guidance and support for aspiring allies and anti-racists as well as culturally sensitive therapy for adults.  Throughout her doctoral training in counseling psychology, she pursued a multicultural specialization.  Since then, she has been blessed with a variety of meaningful opportunities including teaching Multicultural Counseling graduate courses, developing and offering support groups and home visits for female refugees in Houston, TX, and providing cultural trainings and consultations to individuals and groups.  Throughout the past 19 years, she has been deeply humbled and honored with the trust of hundreds of therapy clients from diverse identities and backgrounds.

In 2020, Rebecca began creating new programs offering guidance and support for aspiring allies and anti-racists wanting to break free from the status quo so that they can speak up more confidently against bias, even in their closest relationships, without burnout and with greater hope.

Download the “5 Ways to Speak Up” at www.feeldeeplylivecompletely.com/5ways . Her newsletter includes weekly emails with encouragement, tips, articles, resources, and strategies at the intersection of psychology and social justice.

Feeling worn down and dull? Hoping for a little more sparkle, joy and enthusiasm in your day? Then sashay on over to www.NakedSelfWorth.com and download The Top 20 Things That Block Your Sparkle And What to Do About Them today!

Gratitude & Grace – A FREE Five Day Challenge to Find Happiness this Holiday Season

Gratitude & Grace – A FREE Five Day Challenge to Find Happiness this Holiday Season

November 12, 2020

Thanksgiving is going to look very different this year. Instead of feeling thankful, most of us are feeling stressed, anxious, and depressed. But it doesn’t have to be that way. No matter what is happening with the world, you can live with intention and find the happiness you are looking for. Even if nothing around you changes, the way you experience life can change. Let me show you how with my FREE five day challenge that runs November 16-20 ONLY.

Sign up at www.SparkleAllSeason.com and receive:

  • “Gratitude ABC’s” download.
  • Five super-short inspirational videos.
  • PRIZES, community & support to make this holiday season happy.

Top take-a-ways: 

  • Recognize your unique privileges and find authentic gratitude in what matters most to you.
  • Silence the “mean girl” voice in your head, let go of perfectionism, and grant yourself the grace to be human.
  • Make compassion and understanding your go-to emotions, and never be impacted by the “incompetence” of others again.
  • Crush your New Year’s Resolutions by beginning the manifesting process right now by focusing on your most positive feelings.

Hurry! The challenge runs November 16-20 ONLY! www.SparkleAllSeason.com.

 

Feeling worn down and dull? Hoping for a little more sparkle, joy and enthusiasm in your day? Then sashay on over to www.NakedSelfWorth.com and download The Top 20 Things That Block Your Sparkle And What to Do About Them today!

Still want more? Of course you do! Purchase Lora’s book, FLAUNT! Drop Your Cover and Reveal Your Smart, Sexy & Spiritual Self wherever books are sold.

The Journey to Self-Love Through Burlesque, Family, and Homemade Italian Food. -With Angie Pontani, The Italian Stallionette

The Journey to Self-Love Through Burlesque, Family, and Homemade Italian Food. -With Angie Pontani, The Italian Stallionette

November 2, 2020

Tired of always fighting some sort of injustice? Whether it’s ageism, sexism or fighting against the traditional (and totally unattainable) standards of female beauty, sometimes the only thing we want, is to relax and enjoy life. Angie Pontani shows you how to fall in love with yourself as you are, and enjoy food, family, and life as it comes.

Top take-a-ways:

  • Find the perfect balance between choreography (planning your life) and connection with the audience (living in the moment).
  • Reclaim your sexuality and break free from traditional standards of what women should and should not do, wear, or look like.
  • Use humor to help you roll with the punches and stay out of victim-hood or despair.
  • How to feel sexy, fit, and strong at any age, and any condition (even while pregnant, or if your butt and thighs are “too big”).
  • The power of food, cooking, and sharing recipes to connect you to your ancestors and create a legacy for the future.

One of today’s top burlesque performers, Angie Pontani, The Italian Stallionette, dazzles on stages around the world, as well as carries her art into other fields and genres, including her popular cooking blog, fitness, writing and television. This Brooklyn bump-n-grind bombshell has spread the gospel of burlesque across the globe. The New Yorker calls Angie, “first rate, the perfect centerpiece!” and rightfully so, as her signature acts and productions set standards of style and class.

An award winning entertainer, Angie holds burlesque’s highest honor, the title of  Queen of Burlesque, Miss Exotic World as given to her by the Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas, Nevada. She was named Coney Island’s Miss Cyclone, in honor of the world famous roller coaster and has been cited as one of the world’s leading burlesque performers by multiple media outlets. She was named Best International Touring Artist, by The Naked City/Alternative Media Group of Australia.

Angie’s performances, choreography and show curating skills are frequently sought by discriminating clients including Lady GaGa, with whom she has worked with on many stage, screen and print projects.  Other clients have included Snoop Dog, Dita Von Teese, Bettie Page Clothing, Campari, Esquire Magazine, The Fox 5 Super Bowl Party, Donatella Versace, 50 Cent, and The Guggenheim.  She is a staple headliner at Viva Las Vegas and has worked exclusively with Hendricks Gin to create her glass bathtub act, which has been the featured entertainment at many of their events throughout the U.S.  Angie has appeared multiple times on the Conan O’ Brien Show and Gossip Girl and has also been featured in other New York productions including Delocated, Good Morning America, and The Today Show.  She was honored to be the subject of an episode of PBS’ Driving Jersey, in which the show followed her back to her hometown of Trenton, New Jersey and took an in-depth look at what it means to grow up Italian-American.  She appeared in Michael Imperioli’s directorial debut film, The Hungry Ghost and has appeared in several Italian television programs, including the SKY UNO series, Lady Burlesque.

Angie was featured in the Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett’s;Great Performances television special, as well as in the cover art for their grammy winning album Cheek to Cheek.  She has been photographed by some of today’s leading photographers, including Bruce Weber, Ellen Von Unwerth and Steven Meisel.

Angie regularly posts classic Italian recipes from her family as well as her own creations on her popular blog. She has also hosted her own podcast, The Pontani Pages where she has interviewed such diverse figures as Eli Miller, Brooklyn’s beloved seltzer delivery man, to rapper Taleb Kweli.  She is the co-producer of The New York Burlesque Festival, the world’s longest running and largest burlesque festival, as well as the producer of Burlesque-A-Pades, the touring stage show.  Angie created a fitness craze with her dance workout cult DVD series Go-Go Robics, a 1960’s style fitness workout. Angie has partnered with both Crunch Gym and World Dance New York on fitness programs and additional DVD releases.

Angie has modeled for Secrets in Lace lingerie and graced the covers and pages of many magazines including CR Fashion Book, Inked, Pin Curl, Page Six, Glamour, Spanish GQ, Java’s Bachelor Pad and countless others. Angie even made a sexy cameo in Eric Powell’s comic, The Goon (#36).

Angie lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband, band leader and frequent co-collaborator Brian Newman and their beautiful daughter Sistilia. When she isn’t working, she enjoys being a stay at home showgirl mom and dressing her child in oversized matching head bands.

Be on the lookout for her comprehensive new burlesque project at www.burlesquegalaxy.com and catch up with Angie at https://www.angiepontani.com.

Feeling worn down and dull? Hoping for a little more sparkle, joy and enthusiasm in your day? Then sashay on over to www.NakedSelfWorth.com and download The Top 20 Things That Block Your Sparkle And What to Do About Them today!

Revel in Your Body, Reveal Your Radiant Essence, and Receive What You Desire. -With Kellita Maloof, The Showgirl Shaman

Revel in Your Body, Reveal Your Radiant Essence, and Receive What You Desire. -With Kellita Maloof, The Showgirl Shaman

October 30, 2020

Have you experienced some sort of trauma? Do you feel disconnected, ungrounded, or “lonely for your own sweet self?” Have you ever felt that it’s not safe to be you, or upon leaving a situation, realized how toxic it really was? Highly sensitive are more prone to incurring trauma and have a more difficult time processing that trauma after it has occurred. Conscious burlesque can help.

Top take-a-ways:

  • The difference between “Boom-boom” and ”drip-drip trauma” and what to do about both.
  • Sensitive vs. hardiness and how your innate level of sensitivity impacts the way you perceive and process information.
  • How to know and acknowledging your needs and wants, even when you are not being responded to.
  • Nourishing yourself in a world that values self-sacrifice.
  • How to stay present in the moment and plan for how you want to be in the future.

For the last 20 years, Kellita Maloof has been working and creating at the intersection where burlesque dance meets attachment theory meets systemic healing meets individuation meets autoimmune recovery meets spirituality. 

She’s a Performing and Teaching Artist, Soulful Burlesque Mentor and Showgirl Shaman. She helps kind, smart, soulful, sensitive women who’ve been over-editing, over-managing and over-giving — and are attracted to dance theater and performance — to trust themselves & express themselves with confidence, presence & radiance. 

She integrates into her work over a decade of practice in transformative modalities, primarily Holographic NLP, EFT, Systemic Constellations and Interpersonal Neurobiology. Kellita’s mission is to support women in being SEEN on their own terms and in dusting off the fountain of Self-Love that was hiding right in the center of their very own shimmy.

Go to www.showgirlawakening.com and find out your Showgirl Archetype. Pre-order Kellita’s book, Creating a Burlesque Solo From The Inside Out, at www.Burlesquesolo.com.

 

Feeling worn down and dull? Hoping for a little more sparkle, joy and enthusiasm in your day? Then sashay on over to www.NakedSelfWorth.com and download The Top 20 Things That Block Your Sparkle And What to Do About Them today!

Still want more? Of course, you do! Purchase Lora’s book, FLAUNT! Drop Your Cover and Reveal Your Smart, Sexy & Spiritual Self wherever books are sold.

How Burlesque Empowers Women to Be Who They Are - With Michelle Baldwin

How Burlesque Empowers Women to Be Who They Are - With Michelle Baldwin

October 20, 2020

Have you ever been stereotyped, judged, or hindered because of you age, your gender, or how you looked? Sure, women have more power now than they did in the past, or did they? Are we truly more free, or are we just constrained in different ways? Burlesque is an art form that pokes fun of societal norms and allows the audience and performers alike to see “reality” in a different light. Are you ready to set yourself free?

Top take-a-ways:

  • How the art of burlesque enabled women to enter theater, formerly a “man’s domain” and how you can use the concept of burlesque to break through your own barriers using fantasy, fun, and creative imagination.
  • How doing what you love empowers you to live a better life, both financially, emotionally, and intellectually.
  • How seeing someone who looks just like you, be sexy, funny, or powerful on stage, helps you to own those same qualities in yourself.

Michelle Baldwin, a.k.a. Vivienne VaVoom has taught at Burlycon Seattle, The New York School of Burlesque, NOLA Burlesque Fest, Tease-o-Rama, on Finnish Television, for HGTV’s Trading Spaces, all over New Zealand and right here in Denver since 2006. She was rated one of the top 10 burlesque teachers in the world by UK vintage lifestyle magazine Milkcow. She has also lectured on burlesque at the Pop Culture Association convention, the National Communication Association conference, various pop culture and burlesque festivals, art museums, libraries across the US.

 

Michelle wrote THE book on the neo-burlesque scene, Burlesque and the The New Bump & Grind,  (which was translated into Finnish in 2010) and been featured on radio, print and television across the globe as an expert on the history of burlesque and current neo-burlesque scene. She is currently working on her new book Timeless Tassels: Vintage to Modern Burlesque with co-author Jaye MacAskill

 

Her alter ego Vivienne VaVoom was born in 1998 and can generally be found bumping and grinding a mile high in her hometown of Denver. She has performed and taught at various venues and festivals in the US, Europe and New Zealand. She can be found across all social media at @viviennevavoom

Feeling worn down and dull? Hoping for a little more sparkle, joy and enthusiasm in your day? Then sashay on over to www.NakedSelfWorth.com and download The Top 20 Things That Block Your Sparkle And What to Do About Them today!

 

How to Figure Out Who You Are and What You Want (and have fun in the process!)

How to Figure Out Who You Are and What You Want (and have fun in the process!)

September 29, 2020

When was the last time you felt really excited and happy about something?

Let me Show you How to Create the Kind of Life You Thought You'd be Living!

Are you tired of being stuck at your desk (or kitchen table) hunched over your computer, squinting at Zoom? Would you like to express yourself comfortably, without worrying that your words will be misinterpreted, or that you will be judged incorrectly? Do you want to confidently stand up to bullies and confront abuses of power without slipping into angry tears or reactive behavior? Do you sometimes want to let go, and just be who you are, without worrying what people will think, what you look like, or what won’t get done if you’re not the one doing it?

Top Take-a-Ways:

  • Feel comfortable in your own skin, no matter how old you are or how much you weight,
  • Recapture the feelings of freedom and liberation in who you are at your most authentic core, before life (and the patriarchy) shut you down.
  • Know how to stand comfortably and express your truth without the fear of judgment or repercussion.
  • Take a break from life, give yourself the opportunity for some much-needed fun,  and remember what it feels like to have some fun!

When you combine the humor and creativity of burlesque with the breath, energy, and presence of yoga, you get Yogalesque™ which will change your life!

MY FREE GIFT TO YOU!

2020 has been a doozy for all of us. I miss my routine, I miss teaching live fitness classes, I miss the creativity and joy of performing, and I miss connecting and playing with others. That’s why I’m offering you my 5-week virtual Yogalesque class free. Grab a friend or meet some new ones and join me every Wednesday night in October from 7-9 PM Mountain, and on Sunday, November 1st from 10-Noon Mountain for our virtual performance.


REGISTER FOR FREE
HERE or email me at lora@loracheadle.com with the subject line DV7 YES! and I will send you all of the information!

Activate the Power of the Universe Within You – With Kim Stanwood Terranova

Activate the Power of the Universe Within You – With Kim Stanwood Terranova

September 26, 2020

What is Your Intention? For yourself, your life, and for the world around you?

Do you know how to use your inner technology to bring yourself back to your true self and create a life of joy, abundance, and wisdom? In today’s show Lora and Kim go deep on intention setting, power, surrender, how judgment can get in the way gum up the whole process!

Top Take-a-ways:

  • True power is not what you think it is! Learn the difference and own your authentic power today.
  • How to surrender into the flow of the Universe and receive more connection, joy, and abundance – even when it looks like things aren’t working out for you on the outside.
  • Learn to connect to your feelings, claim your intentions, and release judgment of self and others so you can manifest the life of your dreams with speed and clarity!

You might think of technology as something that is outside of you, like your phone or your laptop. But each of us is born with our own inner-technology that is more powerful and accessible than any device we could buy.

If you are ready for some clarity, confidence, and joy as well as a no-nonsense method for getting you there, then tune in to today’s show and learn all about Kim Stanwood Terranova and The Technology of Intention, and learn how to Activate the Power of the Universe Within You!Learn more at www.kimstanwoodterranova.com

Kim Stanwood Terranova is committed to guiding people in fulfilling their greatest destiny. As a counselor, coach, speaker, author, and spiritual leader, Kim has been doing just that for 25 years. She has immersed herself in the study and practice of Universal spiritual truth and wisdom, with a degree in spiritual studies and as a licensed Practitioner of Truth through The Agape International Spiritual Center.

Her wisdom and warmth is appreciated as a lead teacher at the elite Rythmia Life Advancement Center in Costa Rica, as a Recovery Counselor at Summit Treatment Center in Malibu, California, and as a course creator and teacher of the Spiritual Liberation in Action class for the esteemed Agape University.

She has worked with and learned from world-renowned spiritual teachers including Dr. Rev. Michael Beckwith, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Rhonda Britten, Terry Cole Whittaker and many more. Additionally, Kim is the founder of Namaste‘ Retreats, where she offers spiritual seekers a space to go deeper on their individual path of self-expression; Namaste‘ Retreats for Children, where she guides young ones into embracing meditation, gratitude, self empowerment and spiritual tools to assist them in life; and World As One, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization committed to bringing the principles of peace to children all over the world.

Kim’s commitment to her clients and all those who cross her path is to hold them in the highest light, knowing the spiritual Truth for them as they awaken to their own inner greatness.

Feeling worn down and dull? Hoping for a little more sparkle, joy and enthusiasm in your day? Then sashay on over to www.NakedSelfWorth.com and download The Top 20 Things That Block Your Sparkle And What to Do About Them today!

Still want more? Of course, you do! Purchase Lora’s book, FLAUNT! Drop Your Cover and Reveal Your Smart, Sexy & Spiritual Self wherever books are sold.

Learn more about Lora here: www.loracheadle.com

Bring Out the Healthy Rebel in You! With Ashleigh & Tricia from Reb3l Fit

Bring Out the Healthy Rebel in You! With Ashleigh & Tricia from Reb3l Fit

September 14, 2020

Top take-a-ways:

  • Why self-sacrifice benefits nobody, and how to do you, even if you are a busy mom.
  • How you can get fit, have fun, find connection, and be part of #REBELNATION and be a rebel with a cause.
  • Get a FREE MONTH with the code REB3LGETFIT!

Women share a common thread. We are all on a journey to be good and to do good for others. We are self-sacrificing and nurturing by nature, sometimes to our own detriment. Taking time for ourselves feels like we are taking time away from something we “should” be doing instead. But the truth is, taking care of ourselves helps us show up as better versions of ourselves FOR those that we love.

Ashleigh and Tricia, founders of REB3L Fit will motivate, inspire, and bring you to tears with the story of their journey into strength, happiness, and ultimately, back to themselves.

Ashleigh:

“Sometimes you just have to take the leap and you will build your wings on the way down.”

Many women share a common thread… We unselfishly give, do and please others. But in the process, many of us forget who we are and what we need.

Like so many other women who are moms of small children, instead of taking care of herself or her health, Ashleigh found herself asking, “Did I shower today?” “Did I brush my teeth, eat?”. Her body looked different after babies, but were so many other things she “should” do, so many other people to worry about, that she wasn’t motivated to change it. Until her mom convinced her to go to a dance fitness class with her, and something came alive inside of her…

Now in her 40’s, she is proud to say she is in recovery from the female disease of people pleasing and all the “shoulds’. She is stronger mentally and physically, is healthier, and has found her purpose and passion.

Tricia:

“My life has been a bit of a journey the past few years. I’m a very different person now than I was back then. I’m almost unrecognizable to the people who knew me, but yet oddly familiar to myself.”

After a difficult pregnancy, where she was told that her son would not survive, Tricia became determined to fight for him. While she successfully carried him to term, it was a time of darkness that left her altered; searching and re-evaluating life…

Wanting to make a change but unsure of where to begin, she became restless, depressed, and unsatisfied. There had to be more. As a homeschooling mother of four, she was out of shape, overweight, tired, and stressed from the day to day responsibilities. She didn’t know who she was anymore.

Until she found dance, and a class that changed her attitude, her body, and ultimately her life! Through this connection she found herself, and now, at now 39 years old, she has found her purpose of helping women discover themselves and become stronger, not only externally, but internally as well. Which all started by stepping outside of her comfort zone.

Learn more at: https://reb3lfit.com/ and get two weeks FREE with the code: REB3LGETFIT

 

Feeling worn down and dull? Hoping for a little more sparkle, joy and enthusiasm in your day? Then sashay on over to www.NakedSelfWorth.com and download The Top 20 Things That Block Your Sparkle And What to Do About Them today!

Still want more? Of course, you do! Purchase Lora’s book, FLAUNT! Drop Your Cover and Reveal Your Smart, Sexy & Spiritual Self wherever books are sold.

Learn more about Lora here: www.loracheadle.com

Empowering Others Through Story - with Bestselling Author and Award-Winning Documentarian Leslie Zemeckis

Empowering Others Through Story - with Bestselling Author and Award-Winning Documentarian Leslie Zemeckis

September 5, 2020

Top Take-a-ways:

  • Story is powerful. Use your voice to lift others by sharing their story!
  • When women support each other, we change the world.
  • It’s never too late to revive the untold stories of the past.

 

The power of social media is undeniable because of the way it allows us all to tell our story. Even though we have always had story, in the past stories were only written down by those with power. Consequently, many stories were never written, shared, or remembered, and many people’s voices were silenced or lost. Today’s episode bridges the gap between the stories of the past and the power of storytelling and social media today. Today’s guest, Leslie Zemeckis, is a master of both storytelling and the power of social media. She tells the stories of women in American pop culture from the early part of the 20th century who were dismissed, ignored, or never asked for their point of view. As Kathleen McGowan, author of The Magdalene Line series said, “History is not what happened but what is written down” Leslie Zemeckis is literally changing history, by writing down the stories of powerful, unique women whose stories otherwise may have been lost to history

Additionally, Leslie is also using her power and passion to elevate the stories being told on social media. To combat the onslaught of negativity on social media today, she created an EMPOWERMENT CHALLENGE to spread love and positivity.

Her challenge is to post something once a week about someone else, an artist, friend, philanthropist, whomever, who is making the world better (in big ways and small) who needs a light shone on them.

Why? So together we can empower others and rise higher and so we can start telling and sharing the stories that really matter.

Who will take me and Leslie up on this challenge? You can view her glamorous video regarding her challenge here: https://www.facebook.com/leslie.zemeckis.5/videos/1211577185849875/ and you can join me in the Flaunt Flock on Facebook for continued support, sparkly-pink love, and for a daily dose of empowerment: https://www.facebook.com/groups/flauntflock/

Leslie Zemeckis is a best-selling author, actress, writer and award-winning documentarian. Leslie’s critically acclaimed films include Behind the Burly Q, the true story of old-time burlesque in America which ran on Showtime. The film was championed by such publications as USA Today and The New Yorker reveals the never-before told stories of the men and women who worked in burlesque during its Golden Age; Bound by Flesh about Siamese twin superstars Daisy and Violet Hilton which debuted at number 5 on Netflix, and Mabel, Mabel, Tiger Trainer chronicling the extraordinary story of the world’s first female tiger trainer, Mabel Stark, in the early part of the 20th century.

She the author of three best-sellers,Behind the Burly Q, the definitive oral history of burlesque,Goddess of Love Incarnate; the Life of Stripteuse Lili St. Cyr and Feuding Fan Dancers,about Sally Rand, Faith Bacon and the golden age of the showgirl. She is currently working on her fourth book.

As an actress she has worked in films alongside Tom Hanks, Steve Carell, and Jim Carrey. She currently co-stars in the film From Zero to I Love You opposite Richard Lawson.

Zemeckis continues to specialize in women in American pop culture from the early part of the 20th century Zemeckis is a frequent contributor to Huffington Post, Medium, Talkhouse and has written for W Magazine and Stork Magazine.  She has presented her work and spoken at panels and Universities including Santa Barbara City College, Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, The Chicago Club, Chicago History Museum, MoMa, Burlesque Hall of Fame, Burly Con.www.lesliezemeckis.com

Feeling worn down and dull? Hoping for a little more sparkle, joy and enthusiasm in your day? Then sashay on over to www.NakedSelfWorth.com and download The Top 20 Things That Block Your Sparkle And What to Do About Them today!

Still want more? Of course, you do! Purchase Lora’s book, FLAUNT! Drop Your Cover and Reveal Your Smart, Sexy & Spiritual Self wherever books are sold.

 

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