This week on the show we speak to Sukki Singapora a burlesque performer and model. She is best known for being the first international burlesque performer from Singapore. She is also known for her outspoken political views on freedom of expression for women in socially restrictive countries and she was recognized with an “Asian Women of Achievement Award. Her career choice as a Burlesque performer, despite her stringent cultural background, has gained her a large international fanbase, leading to her founding The Singapore Burlesque Society in 2012: to protect Asian women (and men) wanting to pursue a career in burlesque. She became the first burlesque performer in the world to be invited for tea at Buckingham Palace for recognition of her contribution to the Arts as an Asian role model. She states that there is a taboo and disapproval surrounding burlesque within the Asian community and has worked to change the stereotypes and misconceptions about Burlesque and to encourage others to try the performance style. About her activism for Asian women, she stated; “This is not just an opportunity to prove that Burlesque can make a difference, it is a responsibility”. PRESS PLAY HERE
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