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'Black thighs save lives': How Dainty Smith is empowering women of colour through burlesque

Smith is a preacher's daughter turned storyteller and performer — and for her, the burlesque stage is the safest space to tell stories that are fearlessly feminist.

For Smith, the burlesque stage is the safest space to tell stories that are fearlessly feminist

For Smith, a burlesque stage is the safest space to tell stories that political, sensual, satirical and feminist. 3:47

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Lucius Dechausay

Lucius Dechausay is a freelance illustrator and filmmaker. His short films and animations have been screened at a number of festivals including The Toronto International Film Festival and Hot Docs. Most recently he directed KETTLE, which is currently streaming at CBC Short Docs.

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