The Body Political
About The Body Political
"The Body Political" is a burlesque and variety show that confronts social myths about the body through personal stories of resistance and reclamation. Through burlesque, drag, poetry, dance, and performance art, performers explore the intricacies of their identities, examine their relationships with their bodies, and challenge how their bodies are perceived in this world. Topics explored include racism and racial stereotypes, blackness, queerness, gender expectations, trans-visibility and invisibility, ageism, reproductive rights, and fat phobia and fat acceptance.