A quick primer on who I am. Or rather, what it is that I do. Or…how mama makes her money, honey.
Nerd by day: With a degree in Advertising/Public Relations, a minor in Marketing and a minor in Women’s Studies, I am a bonafide nerd. Feel free to check out my website, eveleenafults.com, for all the gritty details. I’m most currently a freelance copywriter, public relations geek, and marketing maven. [hire me!]
Vixen by night: Here’s where it gets interesting. I’m known as the powerhouse pussycat, ringleader of the Les Vixens, a post-modern burlesque and gogo experience. Six or so years ago, I made a decision that has changed my life. Within the gay world (oh, yeah, I’m also a big ol’ lesbo), there is a world of entertainment. There is drag (I’m sure you already know that), but there are also gogo girls and boys and burlesque entertainers and drag kings and trannies and all sorts of underground goodies. So I auditioned to be a gogo dancer at a gay club. AND IT BLEW UP FROM THERE. I have become something of a celebrity in this subculture of a subculture. (more on that later.) My stage name is Ivy. Ivy is a character I play, and I’ve been doing this for six years. She has her own Facebook. Her own Myspace. Her own friends, persona, style, thoughts…She is me, but only part of me. It’s bizarre and I know I’m talking about myself in third person, but you’ll see why that’s necessary soon enough. Ivy has established herself as the energizer bunny of the gogo world, hosting shows across the country, dancing until the club closes, and wearing corsets, fishnets, pasties, boots, outrageous costumes, sequined EVERYTHING, and thriving on glamor. Get ready for a look into a world that’s like nothing you can imagine.
A Princess in between: Here’s something interesting about me: I’ve been an actual princess for 1/3 of my life. When I was 16, I auditioned to be the princess at Medieval Times. Yep, the place where ya eat with your hands, knights on horseback joust and sword fight, where kings rule and Jim Carrey ended up in The Cable Guy. I was the youngest princess ever hired in Medieval Times history, and I’m still there, eight years later. I work in an actual castle, I wear a tiara and a massive dress, I’ve taken literally thousands of pictures with people from all across the world, I say things like, “Gentle nobles…” “M’lords and ladies…” and “Attend me, my love!”, I drink from a goblet, pinky up, and answer to the name Princess Leonore.
A peek into this little life and the many ways I earn a living. By which I mean, the ways in which I can afford sushi and tea and glitter. It’s pretty neat, huh?