Life Drawing Chiqui Love from The Berlin Stripper’s Collective!

Watercolor brush pen drawing of Chiqui Love seated by Suzanne Forbes Jan 28 2020Such a treat to draw lovely Chiqui Love!

I met her at the Life Drawing with Berlin Strippers Collective session I recently attended, and I have been so thrilled to see the group thriving.

Watercolor brush pen drawing of Chiqui Love by Suzanne Forbes Jan 28 2020Chiqui is a terrific model, with burlesque performer skills as well as pole, and she brought fabulous outfits for the session.

I also created some drawings of her in her outfits for my Patreon-funded blog and you can see them there!

Watercolor brush pen drawing of Chiqui Love nude crossed legs by Suzanne Forbes Jan 28 2020The session was put on by Berlin life drawing session organizers Alexandra Ru and Liana Gilman of Sketcherei.

Everything was very well-organized, with excellent lighting!

Watercolor brush pen drawing of Chiqui Love nude seated by Suzanne Forbes Jan 28 2020Chiqui also had an excellent playlist!

Berlin’s life drawing scene, with its diversity, strong female-identifying presence, and inclusion of sex workers, is a miracle and a treasure. I am so grateful to work and draw in this city alongside my colleagues!

Sex Work Art Performances at the Schwules Museum

Marianne Chargois performs The Golden Flux at Schwules Museum by Suzanne Forbes Jan 16 2020I really loved being at the Schwules Museum  for the finissage of Objects of Desire.

The Schwules Museum is bright and welcoming, and the days’ events were a celebration of International Whore’s Day. So many wonderful sex workers were in the house, proclaiming their identity and power, demanding examination of their humanity. And the live art was amazing!

Actress, activist , filmmaker and worker Marianne Chargois performed The Golden Flux, a live experience piece about urophilia and sex work. It was an extremely beautiful and exhilarating work – the crowd absolutely cheered as the clouds of steam rolled out into the room.

You can see Ms. Chargois “standing on a self made chemical mountain of piss, dry ice and water” on the insta feed of the performer shown below, Liad Hussein Kantorowicz. Read more about The Golden Flux here.

Liad Hussein Kantorowicz performs Unidentified at Schwules Museum Jan 16 2020 by Suzanne ForbesPerformance artist and activist Liad Hussein Kantorowicz, a terrorist pussy superstar, performed Unidentified .

Liad is a spokesperson for sex workers’ rights and a founder of a Berlin peer project for migrant sex workers at Hydra.

Both these artists are doing crucial work illuminating the reality of sex workers. I am so grateful to live in a city where there is a museum that supports art like this.