La Llorona

Here we go for all my Latin American a Spanish-speaking friends located in Berlin! I have surrounded myself with the most beautiful creative Latinas. This has been a reality check about how much I miss that laughter, movement, and wild and uninhibited Latin energy. We are proud to represent many different parts of South America and including Spanish-speaking parts of Europe. Do you know who you are? The show is in Spanish, and yes, I understand that this promotion and this blog post are in English. Many of us are bilingual, and my phone settings are in English. So now I’m taking an opportunity before I head over to my other job. As you know, I’m a hustler, baby.

To invite you to join us this Saturday at 8 PM for a night of stand-up comedy in Spanish!

But your tickets now!

Let me entertain you.

What is a cause you’re passionate about and why?

Think globally act locally!

As a person who travels around the world and has had homes in three different cultures. I’ve always found it interesting how beautiful and sustainable neighborhoods and communities are. When we live within them, shop within them, support them and become a part of this circle.

This is one of the reasons why I do not shop online often. And certainly not Amazon. I have found that going out of my way is staying on the path. 🦀 Fortunately I do not have a physical disability so I can run downstairs and go to my local bakery or go to my local clothing designer. Yes, sometimes these things are a tiny bit more expensive. But the quality is so much better the connection is so important and the Value that I am receiving is often shopping once and owning an item of quality forever. This matters to me.

I’ve learned throughout the years. in my 20s I didn’t care I wanted it affordable and fashionable I was into quick fashion. presently I’m in my 40s. I’ve learned a lot and to me sustainability and a lifestyle that has a connection to the earth to caring about the products that I consume. The support I offer and receive is priceless. Caring about the people that I shop from and cross paths with not intimately but as a community member is something I am passionate about.

my artwork is on display this weekend at Retramp gallery!

Retramp Gallery Reuterstraße 62 Neukölln Berlin

What does your ideal day look like?

Waking up to the pink tones of sunset! Taking some selfcare and a coffee, then back to bed.

Having a loved one join me for brunch! The rest of the day will most likely be wonderful after such a start. Perfection Isa’s not something I want.

I crave adventures memories health and abundance. These things often come from mistakes, oppsies and what is unplanned for.

Corona Arbeit got me in a German dive bar! A misadventure that’s keeping me real!

What does it mean to live boldly?

This question immediately brings up gender inequality, memories, and the pursuit of happiness, for I am a woman who lives life by her own rules. I have always lived boldly I have always lived fiercely, but being female & a minority, I often have been treated as if this equates to lousy behavior. My boldness has been considered rude instead of a strength.

What is golden and admirable for one gender has been seen and socialized as rude for women minorities and other (they them) boldness is seen as too much and Over the top behavior. We should raise little girls to live a bold existence to have not only a passion for expression and this includes being able to say no without an explanation that is the confidence that is what we expect and respects about each other when I say no, but I also have to be apologetic, or embarrassed which I will not be! My no, it’s clear one word a bold no I live life boldly I pursue my dreams. Sometimes I get lost in this pursuit in a forest of Creative confusion. Still, amongst all of these choices, I have fought for the freedom to be a sassy, bold, wild woman. I have immigrated to countries where I am respected for my independence and expected to marry and bear children!

Liliana Velásquez as Nstasha BikiniOff

If you want to catch me on stage being bold, come to Sunday Slips open mic. Every Sunday no matter what! Or my solo show Allein!

What makes you laugh?

I don’t think anyone’s asked me this in a long time. Usually, I’m the one making other people laugh. I’ve been working as a standup comedian for the past 15 years all I guess I’ve honestly been working for the past ten years, and the first five were learning the craft becoming better. I’m still becoming better. In my opinion, I’m not even as close to my growth spurt as the people I admire in this career path. I laugh a lot at comedy shows when I see the greats.

That is just my life path. Laughter has made me understand tragedy and personal pain. But the moments where I laugh to the point where I might cry. The moments where I have to hold my stomach and fall to the ground because I’m laughing so hard, the moments when I almost Peed myself because I cannot control my laughter have almost always been with a close friend or one of my sisters. Where the silliness takes over the absurd unites us. We’re time seems to stop because the giggles are so strong that one cannot even breathe. These are usually moments about ridicule about mistakes about survival moments that no longer exist.

Lady V & Sammy
Martini & Lava

The last time I laughed like this was on Christmas dinner my friend Martini and I made eye contact and our cunty truth often brought us to tears of joy.

I am so grateful for all these moments. Sometimes we forget exactly what we were laughing about, but the memory of that connection of that deep, profound universal laughter of that healing sensation that is joy. I always welcome this time and time again.

Last chance to buy tickets! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/allein-tickets-178816473887?aff=incompleteregistration&utm_source=eventbrite&utm_medium=email&utm_term=event_title_card&ref=eemail

Switzerland Tour

Last night was my first show out of 5!

Les 4 coins GENEVA

The room was pulling my heartstrings! My love affair with black box theaters! I could be anything, and best of all, I’m me! The Wild Woman! A stand-up comedian! Tonight’s headliner! I met many beautiful people. I had a lovely glass of wine ate cheeses and assorted meats, but most of all, I represented my voice! A voice that makes you laugh and think. I know I’m in a country where abortion is legal where we might have better rights, but there are challenges. And this is a universal voice! I speak to remind us. Keep laughing keep making the choices for equality in our art!

Like my friend feline says “how can art not be political.

Tonight we are going to Bern!

With funny man & producer Ahmet Bilge