When you used to live for burlesque, but now you’ve put on weight and your body is covered in scars.
When you found a job that you love, but nowadays you struggle to smile.
When you think you’ve found your soulmate, but they don’t.
When you’re in your darkest hour and need a friend, but your best-friend walks away.
About to finish my degree, my dream that I chased even though I was never wholly supported.
About to go travelling again, even though my anxiety keeps telling me to stay home.
About to find a career-path, even though bar-work is the only thing I’ve really owned.
About to see top female idols on tour, there for me when literally no-one else was.
I have been burlesque Vixen-Queen 2014-15 and helped so many girls.
I have always poured myself into my job role and made other people smile.
I have had the greatest two years and discovered myself and the depths of someone else.
I have an amazing friendship group that love me for who I am – flaws and all.
I have excelled in my degree and will continue my work afterwards.
I have so much more to see and can fight against my demons.
I have thoroughly enjoyed my work and will bring my enthusiasm to whatever is next in store.
I have my music to thank for me being here today and hope that one day I will become my own female idol.