Todays Article from Huffington Post about Little Bear the Bearded Lady!

little bearMore and more bearded women show up especially in the US! Today the Huffington Post published an article and interview podcast with Little Bear woman with a beard, working in a “Freekshow” and also having a “normal” Job as a freelancer and writer. More and more women have the courage to show themselves with a beard. They stop fighting facial or body hair, they stop trying to adapt to social norms and the screaming industry of fashion and cosmetics that try to convince women to style themselves as they dictate in order to be lovable and ok. NO! Women with a beard are as ok as any other human being on this planet!! And the more of us are there and be seen, the more it becomes “normal”.This world is interesting because we are different in character and appearance and we have a lot in common as human beings. Hoping for more respect and openess for Women with beards and all other Gender Queer People!

Hier gehts zum heute erschienenen! Artikel der Huffington Post: (englisch)
Podcast Interview:

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Free to be myself!! More and more bearded women are loving themselves!!

bearRecently more and more women are showing that they love themselves with their bodyhair. More bearded women are to be seen in the world. One of them is Little Bear! In Seattle Little Bear is part of a Freekshow and also she is a freelancer.

This article  tells you more about her thoughts and life! and the YOUTUBE channel of Little Bear

Another way of life by Marta Pueche

Peace and Love Festival in Sweden

This summer I have been invited to the Peace and Love Festival in Sweden. I am exited and looking forward to be there! For those who speak swedish, there is an interview in swedish that I gave for the Peace and Love Festival in Sweden.

http://blogg.peaceandlove.nu/2012/06/09/i-fokus-skaggiga-damen/

And this is the interview in English:

2010, Peace & Love freedom as a theme. We talked about this incredibly beautiful words from all sorts of different angles, twisted and turned, visitors as lecturers and performers. 2 years later becomes a German bearded lady booked for the festival. Certainly not on the premises, as legend tells, but only to show the importance of each individual’s right to liberty, the right to choose for yourself how it should look like, express themselves or be. It is with great joy and warmth we welcome Mariam, Bearded Lady, the summer’s festival. We interviewed her, so you, our dear visitors, can get to know her better, to share her story and message. Then, we hope sincerely that you take the past Shangri-La, greets her and leave you inspired by this strong woman.

Who are you and what are you doing today?

My name is Mariam and I am a woman with a beard. I am an artist, philosopher and author. I grew up in Germany and I am German-Iranian. As far as I know the reason for my beard is genetic. I work as a Bearded Lady at festivals and have worked in the circus to show people that there are still bearded ladies. I talk to people about our society and how people adapt to trends and fashion. I want to encourage everyone to be free, to be themselves and live their dreams.

When and how did you come to decide that you would grow your beard?

One day I realized, that the hair on my chin belongs to my body and that it should be there.  The right time to let my beard grow was when I lived in Berlin. It was also where I met another woman who also had begun to think about letting her beard grow out. On 6th August 2008, I stopped plucking my facial hair and saw the whole thing as a experiment. What would happen if I let myself be who I really am? Today I am happy to have had the chance to live with a beard. It is an experience that has taught me a lot!

What’s the point that you work as a Bearded Lady?

To show people that all is perfect just as he / she / it is. We have this body and personality, our own history, our own ability to learn and grow. I do not believe in cosmetic surgery or to remove the body hair. All types of hair removal, are in my opinion a reflection of today’s society, where nature is not allowed to be so as it is. We try to get love and appreciation by squeezing us into a fictional and created a template of how a man should look like. It’s sad. I want to encourage people to be themselves. Not being afraid to be who they are.

What will you do at Peace & Love in the summer?

I will sit in a stand, where I show pictures of bearded ladies from the past 150 years. I’ll tell  about their lives and also talk about my life with and without a beard, and answer questions. Apart from providing information and inspiration about the meaning of body hair, I also read in your hands, giving aura readings and walk around the festival area. At the festival, I represent women with beards. Did you know that over 30% of all women on the planet could grow a beard if they did not treat it by waxing, laser, plucking, creams, or hormones?

Tell me about a nice festival memory:

A man at the festival Chalon-dans-la-Rue came to me more than once and told me that he loved watching me in my beard and talking to me. I represented mother and father in one person for him. He was fascinated by me and loved me just as I am, and he was fascinating for me. One night when we were at a party, it felt so wonderful to dance with him and the other festival goers as I felt that I was accepted and welcomed by everyone there. No judgment or discrimination. It was a wonderful festival in Chalon, France.

This year’s theme is A New World. What does it mean to you?

A new world means to me that there is a more colorful world. A world where everyone dares to express themselves and explore their potential and talent. People will have gotten rid of their fear of being themselves! People know that everyone is beautiful and has something to give. A world where people have realized that it’s not about being better than someone else, but it’s about having fun, enjoy life and to support each other in showing the good that is within us.

What’s your best advice for making the world a better place?

Work with yourself. Meditate. Take care of your inner child. Forget everything you’ve learned. Check on the prejudices, ideas and concepts that you’ve picked up from your family, teachers and friends. See what’s true and what is a lie. Get rid of anything that is not true. Love yourself and others, be honest, have fun and be aware of your prejudices, it is a good start for a new world!

Florence Theater Festival 2011 Parco Dell´Anconella

From 29th of September to 9th of Oktober there will be a Festival of Theater in Parco dell´Anconella in Florence. El Grito, me and other artists will be there performing.

You can find more informationen about the Programm on the WEBSEITE of  LA CITE.

Circo Paniko will present a Cabaret on the 6th,7th an 8th of Oktober.

Maria Peligro, played by Letitia Vetrano a female Clown, will present “FUERA” on the 1.,3.,6th of  October . I saw it recently and it is marvellous! Here is a video with some impressions:

The 4th of october at 9:15pm there will be a show of Nando e Maila.

Another video is of Simone Romano another artist that will be there on the 5th of october.

Then there will be the Baroque Festival with ALESSANDRO RICCIO e CRISTIANA IONDA on the 3rd of October at 21:15.

Dal 29 settembre al 9 ottobre

PARCO DELL’ANCONELLA

via Villamagna, Firenze sud

22 spettacoli con compagnie internazionali:

El Grito, Circo Paniko, Tony Clifton Circus, Coliflor, Caravan Kermesse, Maria Peligro, Tedavi ’98,

Jenny Rombay, Natcho Flores, la Donna Barbuta, Simone Romanò, Eddi Mirabella…

Tutti i giorni ore: 19/21.30/23.30 – Tutti i giorni da mercoledì 28 spazio aperto con: Laboratori di Circo per bambini

Salotto libreria – Cena, bar e musica

GIOVEDì 29 DALLE 17: APERTURA! – CENA e CABARET ROUGE (h.21.30)

Info e prenotazioni: 055-210387  – 349.1723770  -328.1616766 – Con il patrocinio di Comune di Firenze e Quartiere 3

PROGRAMMA

Giov. 29
dalle 17: APERTURA!
ore 17 Laboratori gratuiti di circo per bambini con Circo Tascabile
ore 19 spettacoli all’aperto
ore 20: cena
ore 21.30 CABARET ROUGE
(Kermesse spettacolare e delirante di circo, giocoleria, acrobatica, clownerie, musica..con ospiti eccezionali e internazionali!)

Ven. 30
ore 17 Laboratori gratuiti di circo per bambini con Circo Tascabile
ore 19 spettacoli all’aperto
ore 20: cena
ore 21.30 CABARET ROUGE
(Kermesse spettacolare e delirante di circo, giocoleria, acrobatica, clownerie, musica..con ospiti eccezionali e internazionali!)

Sab 1
ore 17 Laboratori gratuiti di circo per bambini con Circo Tascabile
ore 19 spettacoli all’aperto
ore 20: cena
ore 21.15 EL GRITO in: 20 DECIBEL (circo, acrobatica aerea, musica)
ore 22.45 MARIA PELIGRO in: FUERA (clownerie)

Dom 2
ore 17.30 Laboratorio gratuito di circo per bambini con En Piste!
ore 19 spettacoli all’aperto
ore 20: cena
ore 21.15 EL GRITO in: 20 DECIBEL (circo, acrobatica aerea, musica)
ore 22.45 FUERA Maria Pelligro Clownerie

Lun 3
ore 19 spettacoli all’aperto
ore 20: cena
ore 21.15 ALESSANDRO RICCIO e CRISTIANA IONDA in: BAROQUE FESTIVAL (pantomima clownesca)
ore 22.45 MARIA PELIGRO in: FUERA (clownerie)

Mart 4
ore 19 spettacoli all’aperto
ore 20: cena
h. 21.15 NANDO E MAILA in: SCONCERTO D’AMORE (musica comica, acrobatica, giocoleria)
h. 22.45 Lapo Botteri, Nicanor Cancellieri in: I FIORENZINI regia di A.Riccio (giocoleria, clown)

Merc 5
ore 19 spettacoli all’aperto
ore 20: cena
ore 21.15 TONY CLIFTON CIRCUS -i clown più odiati dalle mamme italiane- in: RUBBISCH RABBIT ..(clown dell’assurdo)
ore 22.45 Simone Romanó in HOP HOP (giocoleria, equilibrismo, clownerie)

Giov 6
ore 19 spettacoli all’aperto
ore 20: cena
ore 21.15 collettivo CIRCO PANIKO in: GIOSTRA PANIKA (cabaret, circo, musica, festa)
ore 22.45 MARIA PELIGRO in: FUERA (clownerie)

Ven 7
ore 19 spettacoli all’aperto
ore 20: cena
ore 21.15 Collettivo CIRKO PANIKO con la cia. COLIFLOR in: SALIR (circo-teatro, musica)
Ore 22.45 EL GRITO in: 20 DECIBEL (circo, acrobatica aerea, musica)

Sab 8
ore 19 spettacoli all’aperto
ore 20: cena
ore 21.15 Collettivo CIRCO PANIKO in: GIOSTRA PANIKA (cabaret, circo, musica, festa)
ore 22.45 FESTA

Dom 9
ore 19 spettacoli all’aperto
ore 20: cena
ore 21.15 TARDITO-RENDINA in: CIRCHIO LUME (teatro-danza clownesco)
ore 22.45 EL GRITO in: 20 DECIBEL (circo, acrobatica aerea, musica)

Tutti i giorni ore 19 spettacoli all’aperto

Ven. 30, Mart. 4, Merc. 5, Ven.7, Sab. 8
SPECIALE SPETTACOLO di 15 minuti PER 12 PERSONE.
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Circus, Clowns and Theater – Fusion 2011

Here are some impressions of the groups that had been on the Casbah Site of this years Fusion Festival in Lärz Germany.

I love the performance of : TRES PUNTOS Y APARTE

Four people from Spain, are performing a piece that is a mixture of Clown and Acrobatics. It is very loving, about realtionship and living together. It is funny and suitable for children. Here some impressions:

The Circus El Grito from Italy and Belgium:

An interview with Fabiana and Giacomo from Circus El Grito in French:

Another group from Spain PARAMO CERO:

Cirque Gones from France:

Twisted Fairground from Great Britain and Spain ….they are presenting a Side Show that is located in the time around 1900:

another video from Martha Pueche about Twisted Fairground:

There have been more groups performing on the Fusion, but for today this should be enough….

Day 1063

Fusion Festival – I did put up my little hut. Building up was ok it was quite hot, but then the rain started and during the festival it was raining most of the time. Now the place is one big muddy place. Even thou the weather is not nice, it is a phantastic festival! Four days we are all living in another world, full of phantasie, music, colors and interesting conversation,party and meeting people from all over the world.

The Casbah Site is a part of the FUSION where Circus, Side Show and Theater is to be found on a lake where you can swim if the weather is good enough.

Some of the groups are: Circo Gones from Frankreich, Paramo Cerro und Tres Puntos Y aparte both coming from spain – these are just some phantastic groups that are there. If I had more time I would describe more. Anyway if you ever find your way to the festival you will love it. Just to get entrancecards you have to hurry – it is usually sold out before it starts! But if you are interested in theater there will be another festival a bit smaller with just theater in September which is called Attention.