What’s in a name?

Finding the right name to use for pinup/burlesque/cosplay/performing can be really difficult. I know people with amazing stage names that sound like real names (some of whom I don’t even know their real names). I’ve recently changed my stage name to Mickey Starling, which is more in line with the theme and style of my new performance character, but up until the start of 2017, you may have known me by my pinup name, Miss Mickey.

The not-so-pretty part of pageants

You may have heard me interviewed on the fabulous This Retro Life podcast last week, and heard some of my comments about the pinup pageant world. I have a lot of friends who are just starting out and getting involved in pageants, so I wanted elaborate on my thoughts just a bit.