Victoria Rose (Hoxton Cabaret, Cybertease) on The Invisible Cabaret Podcast (S2:E7)

‘someone you love is a sex worker’

Ferrero Rochelle & Rosie Verbose had a fascinating time chatting to burlesque performer, Hoxton Cabaret producer & founding member of Cybertease (a pioneering online strip club), Victoria Rose! She shares some of her experiences of how mental health, creativity and sex work all intertwine. We’re so grateful Victoria took the time to educate us on what it’s like working in the adult industry, and particularly her perspective on being a SWer with Borderline Personality Disorder.

Find Victoria Rose online on Instagram, Twitter & OF.

CW: this episode is not graphic, but we are talking about SW throughout, so we do touch on themes around sex work and the dangers involved. There’s also some coarse language from the start.
Victoria Rose is a young woman with brown wavy hair and pale skin. She is wearing a stoned black bra and tight underbust corset, black pants and black nylon stockings. She also wears sparkling silver earrings and necklace, accenting the halter neck of her bra straps. She is holding both hands behind her head, playing with her hair, and looking serenely into the distance.
Cybertease co-founder Victoria Rose, photographed by Veronika Marx

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'Someone You Love Is a S-x Worker' | Stripping Away Stigma with VICTORIA ROSE The Invisible Cabaret Podcast: Mental Health & The Arts

Ferrero Rochelle & Rosie Verbose had a fascinating time chatting to burlesque performer, Hoxton Cabaret producer & founding member of Cybertease (a pioneering online strip club), Victoria Rose! She shares some of her experiences of how mental health, creativity and s-x work all intertwine (sorry about the censorship, blame the Internet 🙇‍♀️). We're so grateful Victoria took the time to educate us on what it's like working in the s-x industry in general, and particularly her perspective on being a SWer with Borderline Personality Disorder. Find Victoria Rose online on Instagram, Twitter & OF. CW: this episode is not graphic, but we are talking about SW throughout, so we do touch on themes around s-x and the dangers involved. There's also some coarse language from the start. *** What are you grateful for? Be in the next episode of our podcast and tell us what has you feeling thankful lately. You can message us on Facebook, Tweet us at @inviscabaret or DM us on Instagram (@invisiblecabaret)! *** Things mentioned in the podcast: The Jerry Springer Show  Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) / Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder (EUPD) – for more on this, have a listen to our chats with Lucy Dickson and our very own Mouncealot! Hoxton Cabaret Cybertease: also on Twitter Secretary (2002) Some advice on working from home with ADHD Nordic Model & Bristol Strip Clubs – if you'd like to get involved in the activism surrounding this issue, Bristol Sex Workers Collective have some great resources. If you're the sort of person who wants to hear both sides, here's what radical feminists in favour of the Nordic Model say. Rochelle's Instant pot What is a Doula? Cybertease Patreon SW union Some useful links for the mental health issues mentioned can be found on our website. *** Edited and mixed by Matt Ennis, www.mennismixing.co.uk Music: Shades of Spring by Kevin MacLeod , available by license: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ http://www.invisiblecabaret.org — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/invisible-cabaret/message

THINGS MENTIONED IN THE PODCAST with cybertease’s victoria rose:

Cybertease co-founder Victoria Rose posing in THAT skirt: a black latex, form-fitting knee-length skirt that laces up at the back. Victoria is facing away from us so we see her nearly-nude back. She is holding a large roll of paper. We see her face in profile. She is looking down, wearing glamorous makeup. Her hair is in an updo. The image is in black and white.
The infamous skirt by Lucie Latex! Photographed by Veronica Marx
If any of the issues raised in this episode are affecting you, please do not be afraid to seek support. Help is available. The NHS website has a great directory to get you started.
If you enjoyed this episode, you might be interested to hear from fellow burlesquers Demi Noire, Ida Sanguine, or Petit Pois!

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Victoria Rose, co-founder of Cybertease, is performing burlesque onstage. She is lying on the floor in black sparkly lingerie. Behind her is a chair. She is mid-way through a stocking-pull: her leg is up and angled towards her hand, which is pulling her black nylon stocking off her pointed toes. Her wavy brown hair is down and she is looking up at her foot.
Victoria Rose performing at Lush Cabaret, photographed by The Burly Photographer

Be on a future episode of our creativity & mental health podcast

  1. Tell us what you’re grateful for! We always end our shows with what has inspired gratitude in us this week, and we’d love to include your thankful thoughts too. You can send us a message any time you want to #GetGrateful, and we’ll put them in the Grateful Jar ready for the nearest episode recording. You can Tweet, message us on Facebook or DM us on Instagram with text, photo or audio, whenever the mood takes you. You can also email us: invisiblecabaret@gmail.com. Or – better still – send us a voice message!
  2. We are always on the lookout for guests. If you are an artist (of any description) with a mental health story to tell, email invisiblecabaret@gmail.com introducing yourself and your work, and we will send you more details about how to be a on a future episode of the podcast.
Edited and mixed by Matt Ennis, www.mennismixing.co.uk.
Music: Shades of Spring by Kevin MacLeod, available under license: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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