Introducing you all to: Ms Eileen Right
Like many disabled people, Analyn has struggled to find herself in societies small box of beauty standards. Seeking out beauty in all body types, Analyn decided to take up Burlesque dancing as a big "eff you!" to all of the people who have made her feel less than worthy.
For her last burlesque show, Analyn writes:
“Practicing for the next burlesque show... When I decided to do this I was doing it for others. To show that disabled is beautiful, to show body positivity. I wanted people to see me and go “if she can maybe so can I”. For this upcoming show I’m doing it for me.
I’m doing it because I see every single ripple in my reconstructed breast and I’m trying so hard to love them. I’m trying to embrace this limp that goes with one leg and high heels. I’m trying to see a different kind of grace that comes with a clumsiness I didn’t ask for.
I’m doing it because my body simply doesn’t work the same as it did before all the chemo and early menopause and I need the time and space to fall back in love with it.
When you see me in stage next week know that as much as I dance to entertain you, I dance even more to love me."