Burlesque Performer Smashlyn Monroe - Sideshow, tattoos and piercings and 'muggle jobs'

Who Hurt You?

By Sofie Hagen

Burlesque Performer Smashlyn Monroe - Sideshow, tattoos and piercings and 'muggle jobs'

Wednesday, 17 April

Sofie talks to Smashlyn Monroe about performing sideshow, childhood trauma, how she got her name, tattoos, piercings, imposter syndrome, being queer, growing up in Foster care, how muggle jobs react to her look and believing Freddy Mercury was her dad.


Trigger warning – ableism, “freak” show, bereavement, death, sexuality, therapy, trauma, abuse, fatphobia, depression, violence


Artwork by Linda Brinkhaus

Jingle by Harriet Braine

Produced by Dave Pickering


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