/Lick My Bush & Call Me a Lady
"It was horrific.
Yet utterly charming."
I started removing my body hair at age 12.
Lick My Bush & Call Me a Lady was inspired by the first time I stopped removing my body hair, age 19.
The meaningless act of lifting my arm in a public place became political, as I noticed people adjusting when seeing hair on a woman’s armpit.
Lick My Bush & Call Me a Lady de-censors natural female functions that society deems ‘un-ladylike': body hair, periods, discharge, and breastfeeding.
This show is filled with grotesquely beautiful, body-based images – like squeezing blood from my vagina onto a bed of yellow flowers. A live-feed camera will zoom into and project the image of me plucking my hair from their pores on stage.
These epic spectacles balanced with casual comedy and enraged rants make for an engaging, inclusive, and memorable experience.
Saving the Planet: One Bush at a Time
There is a 0.2second adjustment period when you look at my armpit. Even if you don’t know it happens, it happens. Maybe I’m imagining it. But why would I imagine it? Because I’ve been told that what I’m doing is wrong. Because we are told that simply leaving our bodies to work for themselves is wrong. It sounds wrong that that’s wrong, right?
My luscious bushy rainforest is more ladylike than any deforestation project down there. My swelling, brimming breastmilk is more ladylike than your neat and bouncy student-goes-to-the-gym tits. My gushing, cussing menstrual blood and pains is more ladylike than your tampon concealed in your sleeve. Praying that nobody sees the tiny little ball of cotton you are about to put inside you. Praying that there’s no blood on your jeans. Praying that your body wasn’t doing its job right now.
BECAUSE GOD FORBID YOU ASKED FOR A TAMPON OUT LOUD IN FRONT OF THE LADIES AND THEIR GENTLEMEN FRIENDS. BECAUSE GOD FORBID GOD MADE YOUR BODY A BLOODY CYCLE TO OFFER YOU CHILDREN
If a hair on a lady’s armpit, a mother nourishing her child, or the mention of the cycle which bears life makes you come over all queasy then please, do me a favour and walk straight out of that door and fuck off because it’s about to get a whole lot worse for you my friend.
WARNING: An Uncensored and De-robed Female Body
...Get over it.
Performed at: The Pinter Studio (2017)