01 Sep 2013 06:00
Video and text by Ashley Gallagher.
This story comes from San Diego, California and documents the life of a Burlesque performer as she juggles single-motherhood and stage performances. The profiled woman, Lady Borgia, is considered one of the most prominent performers in the area and has traveled across the United States. She has also participated in the Exotic World competition at the Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas. Her tenacity to raise her son, Reilly, surrounded with "gorgeous women in fishnet stockings," is a passion she displays in home.