Lena Mae Lenman on The Invisible Cabaret Podcast (S2:E9)

‘It’s Healthy to Sweat (and Kinda Sexy!)’: Fitness & Femininity with LENA MAE LENMAN

We hope you’ve stretched this morning, because we’re chatting to performer, producer and Solid Gold fittie, Lena Mae Lenman! Lena is an irrepressible creative force, whose outlets include the Hundred Watt Club, photography, and 80s fantasy aerobic program, Solid Gold Fitness. She brings her bubbly personality to the podcast, as well as her long history of neo-burlesque performance, to inform a chat that ranges from dressing up to stripping off, and why laughing is the best of all ab workouts!

Find Lena Mae Lenman online on Instagram & OF. Check out her photography at @Lena_Lenman_Photography. 

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Lena Mae Lenman is a slender white woman, a burlesque performer. Her  hair is big and blonde, cut in a short bob with a micro-fringe. She is wearing a black ruff and silver dress, with bold makeup. The photo catches her laughing, her eyes closed.
Lena Mae Lenman, photographed by Guy Bellingham
CW: societal ideas of weight gain and how it can impact on our mental health briefly touched on throughout the discussion – no body shaming but if this may be triggering for you, please be kind to your mind and put yourself first.

‘It’s Healthy to Sweat (and Kinda Sexy!)’ | Fitness & Femininity with LENA MAE LENMAN The Invisible Cabaret Podcast: Mental Health & The Arts

We hope you've stretched this morning, because we're chatting to performer, producer and Solid Gold fittie, Lena Mae Lenman! Lena is an irrepressible creative force, whose outlets include the Hundred Watt Club, photography (@lena_lenman_photography on Instagram) and 80s fantasy aerobic program, Solid Gold Fitness. She brings her bubbly personality to the podcast, as well as her long history of neo-burlesque performance, to inform a chat that ranges from dressing up to stripping off, and why laughing is the best of all ab workouts! CW: societal ideas of weight gain and how it can impact on our mental health briefly touched on throughout the discussion – no body shaming but if this may be triggering for you, please be kind to your mind and put yourself first. Find Lena Mae Lenman online on Instagram & OF. *** 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: Hundred Watt Club  Cosplay & ‘crap cosplay’ in lockdown, e.g. Spice Girls Solid Gold Fitness is on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube & Twitter Some thoughts on ‘toxic femininity’: “The Cycle of Female Rivalry"; thinkpiece on women bullying at work; thinkpiece on media pitting Meghan vs. Kate Imperius curse in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (please note we do not endorse JK's recent transphobic stances and are considering the magic of HP to be separate from the creator!) Demi Noire: check out our episode with this diva! Lena's Music Hall alter ego, Aunty Mae Libby app by Overdrive 'How To Be Both' – Ali Smith  BookSwap 'Daytripper' – graphic novel by Gabriel Bá and Fabio Moon  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 lena mae lenman:

Lena Mae Lenman in full 80s aerobic mode! She is photographed mid-jump, with her legs bent at the knee and one hand on her hip. She is wearing a black leotard, tights, legwarmers and trainers. Her blonde hair is backcombed and held back with a black headband. She's also wearing sweatbands on her wrists and bright, bold earrings. Lena is smiling.
Lena Mae Lenman, photographed by Andy Clift
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 like Petit Pois, Rubyyy Jones or Demi Noire.

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Lena Mae Lenman as her Music Hall, Victorian persona, 'Aunty Mae.' She is a very Dickensian looking character, with very bold makeup, messy blonde hair in an Edwardian-style updo, wearing a black corset, black French knickers, holey black tights, and black fingerless gloves. She us holding a ukulele and staring us down through the lens.
Lena as her fantastic Music Hall character, Aunty Mae. Photographed by Scott Chalmers

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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