Burlesque can be sexy, erotic fun. The girl next door puts on that corset, thigh high stockings and the makeup, she turns into the most sensual wet dream for the boy next door. This pic comes to you from the Biker Burlesque with items from the June round of Hashtag. With a top is from B. Expression and the skirt is from .:WinTeRwooD Designs:., Camryn Colorwash, thigh high shoes from Heels, I bring you Biker Burlesque (See my Flickr for full size version).
Speaking of Heels, the creator runs a Domestic Violence Awareness sim called Care and Hope Center. Domestic Violence is an important topic to me. It comes in all shapes and forms, even the non-physical. From 2010 until 2015, I was in a situation that was both SL and RL. It’s amazing what someone’s words can do to you. In the beginning it wasn’t bad. We had a lot of fun and explored SL…we enjoyed each other and had a lot of fun doing it. Then it went RL relationship, long distance since he was in the southwest and I was in the northwest, but that doesn’t matter, the words and treatment does. It was a slow progress to get to the end of our relationship where I was literally steps away from taking my life.
He had me convinced that I was a horrible person and that only he could ever love and put up with me. I was isolating myself from friends, family and colleagues in both RL and in SL. I didn’t think I deserved any kind of happiness or respect…which is why I stayed so long. Then when we split up, all my internalized anger at him for his treatment came out in a flood. It took me months to get it out of my system and a lot of time in the therapists office.
Fast forward to today and I have a lot of friends, I have a whole network of family…I have reconnected with a lot of friends that I had isolated myself from and who he had said hated me. It was a long road but look now…I’m doing pictures like Biker Burlesque…writing more in my blog and keeping my journal. I’m talking to people more often. I’m co-lead over my Girl Scout Troop and proud of it… AND I’m hosting….something I never would have done years ago for fear of being judged. I have fun doing it…
I love my life and my family and friends and well loved by my SL husband. That is what I call winning over the evilness that I experienced with my ex. Sure, I have PTSD and I have social anxiety because of this and other things in my past, but it doesn’t define my life anymore. I define it… The Care and Hope Center is a place people can go to for support and to find out more information about domestic violence. When you get a chance, take a look. As always, sponsor and credit info is below.
Head: LeLutka – Bento Head Simone 3.0
Body: Maitreya – Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Eyes: CATWA – Mesh Eyes Pack
Skin: amara beauty – Karissa LELUTKA applier – March 2018 Powder Pack
Shape: [ west end ] Shapes – Jasmine (Lelutka Chloe Bento)
Makeup: [Pink Fuel] – Diamond Shine Eyeshadow & Lipstick (Starlight) – March 2018 Powder Pack
Eyelashes: . MILA . – Cat Eye Makeup Pack LELUTKA – March 2018 Powder Pack
Eyes Appliers: ::MD:: Design – Kelly Catwa Eye Applier – Store Sponsor
Hair: Besom – Powder Blondes
Nails: alme. – Summer Gift – Matte – Gift @ SL15B
Tattoo: S. C. Studio – Tattoo Livre – Hashtag Event – Event Sponsor