Posts tagged Feminist

INTERVIEW: Pastel Supernova, Award-Winning Burlesque Dancer, Founder of Love Letters Cabaret

As women, we all want to feel empowered through our own bodies and gender– and Pastel Supernova is using her love of dance as a way to deliver a powerful message of positivity. In 2012, Pastel founded Love Letters Cabaret after she had spent many years touring the world and performing. Check out our interview with her below and she talks about her creative projects and message to the world.

Hello, Pastel, thank you for talking with Defective Geeks! Tell us how you made your way back to Toronto in 2012 and what inspired you to start Love Letters Cabaret

Hello Defective Geeks! I had been touring for several years around the globe and throughout that time Toronto was my home base… so when I was done, I just went home and started reconnecting and collaborating with dope artists in my city. At the time I was deeply in love with a dude and my favorite thing to do for him was gift him with various creative works. My first show, which was supposed to be a one-off, was a series of physical love letters of sorts. I kept him in mind choreographing different pieces and the more I created the more dancers wanted to be a part of it. The show went well and the audience, the cast and I wanted to continue the experience so Love Letters Cabaret was born.

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Ep. 239 Fangry

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Will Harley Quinn’s booty shorts prevail in the upcoming Suicide Squad movie or will Joker’s forehead tattoo triumph?! The Lady Geeks discuss these hard-hitting questions, along with some Age of Ultron spoilers and anger towards the Jem and the Holograms trailer. Fanfic Theatre: Avengers.

Ep. 198 Hemlock Blondes

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Apparently, we have face mites pooping in our faces 24 hours a day, guys. The Lady Geeks talk about Hemlock Grove, rockets going to Mars, and the ongoing hate and online violence directed towards gamer and nerd girls. Do you know what you can do to make a step towards real change?

Ep. 181 #YesAllWomen

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In this episode, Fortune Cookie talks about the ever so fun Fanime where she made a horse out of cardboard and Gizzy B talks about Myth Masquerade and how she needs to step up her game with creating costumes. They also discuss the very important social media movement #YesAllWomen and why it is something everyone needs to pay attention too.

INTERVIEW: Feminist and Post-Apocalyptic Hero, Luciana Faulhaber

One of my favorite things about going to a convention is meeting new people. Last year while I was having a drink at the Wired Cafe during San Diego Comic Con I met a woman named Luciana Faulhaber. Luciana is an educated actor, writer, and producer who’s journey from Brazil to Los Angeles is like a movie itself. At the time we discussed the importance of female empowerment in the world and in the media, and how to this day it is still an issue that needs to be discussed. Needless to say, we hit it off. We’ve kept in touch since then, and now Luciana is working on a project that not only highlights this important issue, but to put it simply, sounds really cool!

In this interview Luciana talks about her journey from Brazil, to New York, to Los Angeles, her motivations for becoming an actor, female empowerment in front of and behind the camera, breaking gender stereotypes, and an upcoming post-apocalyptic project, Willow Creek. Not only is Luciana a thoughtful and intelligent artist, but definitely someone to keep an eye on.

Defective Geeks: What inspired you to become an actor and storyteller? 

Luciana Faulhaber: I’ve always done it for fun while growing up but I have to say I remember the exact moment I decided this is what I wanted to do with my life. I was watching Spring Awakening on Broadway with all original cast. I sat through it in that dark theatre and wept through most of it. But it felt ok because it was dark and it was really all about the show. But in reality my chest was tight and in my heart I just knew I had never felt that way and that’s what I wanted. So I started changing my own life.

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