S6E170: Warrior At Birth w/ Dahlia Kash

Dahlia Kash, the Mocha Mae West, is a burlesque artist currently living in Olympia, Washington and working on Portland, Oregon.  Known for her formative work in the iconic Rubenesque Burlesque, Dahlia has also performed in Sacramento, Seattle, and San Francisco, amongst other locales, whilst highlighting her Boricua ancestry and powerhouse sense of self. Dahlia may also be seen as drag king Javier Miguel and queen Daizelle Marie Lou’Viere D’Ho and is one of the producers behind Melange as well as Mischief, both queer and POC variety shows.  We talk “you’re so brave” compliments, neurodivergence backstage, the high cost of living, production, living with rheumatoid arthritis, and the nuance of villany. 

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— WEBurlesque Podcast Network is the creation of Viktor Devonne. Episode 170 call hook by Mimi Hurricane. Podcast artwork by Logan Laveau, WEBurlesque the Podcast cover art photography by Atticus Stevenson. Theme song, “On a 45” by This Way to the Egress, used with permission. Incidental music via pixabay.com under fair use. Visit weburlesquepodcast.com for notes on this and every episode. Follow @weburlesque and @viktordevonne on just about every platform, and support the podcast via patreon.com/weburlesque or via Venmo @Viktor-Devonne. Don’t got the cash? Please follow, subscribe, and give 5 stars on every platform you can get your hands on. It really does help. All original material is owned by Viktor Devonne and White Elephant Burlesque Corporation; all other materials property of their respective copyright. No infringement, while likely, is intended.

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