The reveal, the applause, the curtain call,
the stuck on smiles, she’s done them all.
Her acts entertain, yet inside there is pain,
often she wonders if she can step out there again.
Things unseen behind that pizzazz and smile
let’s take off these eyelashes and sit awhile.
Wait while she clears the grit of glitter from her face,
watch as the lipstick smears, do you still want a taste?
Once the spot light fades and the stage goes black,
the old darkness inside begins to creep back.
It’s fighting to be heard above her fake smile
but the night is still young, it must stay hidden or cramp her style.
You expect her, gleaming and fabulous, but she’s dying inside
feeling vaguely proud of the secrets she hides.
Convincing you all that she’s charming and fun,
yet in reality she’s slowly coming undone.
– Pastie Politics Issue 1
Willow Noir, your all round good time girl.
She’s a peculiar, but always fabulous, burlesque structured wiggler and a generally odd child.
As a feminist, but not necessarily an activist, she is extremely thankful for the work that our foremothers achieved so she’s able to live the life she enjoys. Willow believes in fair and equal rights for all people and stands for all ‘ists’ and ‘isms’ providing they are not based in hatred, badness or are meanies.
She enjoys crafting, drinking strong black coffee and indulging in gin whilst being surrounded by her lovely friends.