Today, we celebrate the women in our lives that make it that much better - but really, you should be doing this every day.\nOn this year's Women's Day, I'd like to shine some light on one of my favourite forms of art and entertainment...\nREAD ALSO: McDonald's Is Flipping The Golden Arches For International Women's Day\n...BURLESQUE!\nI am a firm believer in the Burlesque community. I think Montreal has, hands down, the best Burlesque talent in all of Canada.\nSince it is International Women's Day, I want to put a focus on Montreal's incredibly talented women in Burlesque.\nMore than just beauty, these women/individuals are strength and power, defined. I look up to all these people with the utmost admiration and aspire to have the confidence they show week after week on stage in Montreal.\nI've even linked some of their next events so you can catch them in all their incredible glory in Montreal.\nMiss Meow\nView this post on Instagram #backstage last night at the @missmeowproductions #britneyspearsburlesque show at @wiggleroommtl! I felt so sexy all night. Part of changing my outlook this year and putting myself and my needs first has helped me really get in touch with myself when I get on stage. Last night's performance wasn't as personal and emotional as my Heartbreak Hotel act, but it was a chance for me to unleash my inner sensual vamp, and I had so much fun ❤ Thanks for the photo @its_petro 😘 #yaelperez #happy #burlesquelife #leopardprint #showgirl #leopard #montreal #vamp #mtlburlesque #mtl #montrealburlesque #mtlmoment #happykitten #montrealmoment #missmeow #meow #missmeowburlesque #plussizeburlesque #plussizeshowgirl #missmeowproductions A post shared by Miss Meow / Yael Perez (@yaelkitten) on Mar 4, 2018 at 11:51am PST\nMiss Meow, the sweetest kitten in all of Montreal! She is the gorgeous gal behind Miss Meow Productions, a major boss - and brings you some of your favourite music-themed Burlesque shows like the recent Britney Spears Burlesque!\nStay in the know of all things Miss Meow Productions right here.\nSugar Vixen\nView this post on Instagram More magic captured at @vivasloungedallas by @michaelschulzephoto ✨🌿🔮😈 . . . . . #vivadallasburlesque #vivadallas #dallasburlesque #burlesque #nightlife #dallasnightlife #nightlifephotography #burlesqueshow #burlesquecostume #dance #burlesqueperformer #travelingshowgirl #sugarvixen #showgirl #rockandroll #floorwork #enchantress #stripperboots #saucy #fierce #burlesqueartist #bodyharness A post shared by Sugar Vixen (@sugar_vixen) on Feb 12, 2018 at 2:16pm PST\nView this post on Instagram 🔥🔥🔥 @spellbound_burlesque 📷 @48th.and.pixel . . . . . #spellboundburlesque #phoenixburlesque #arizonaburlesque #phoenixnightlife #arts #entertainment #burlesque #burlesquedancer #burlesqueperformer #burlesquecostume #beadedfringe #fire #fierce #fringe #tassel #sequinboots #gogo #gogoboots #superhero #shake #shimmy #bump #grind #lightmyfire #tattoo #tattooedgirls #travelingshowgirl #showgirl #turbobabetour #turbobabetour2018 A post shared by Sugar Vixen (@sugar_vixen) on Mar 7, 2018 at 9:31pm PST\nThe incredible Sugar Vixen makes my list for many reasons. She's the Rock'n'Roll babe of Montreal. This petite Burlesque superstar has a massive stage presence that can not be rivalled. She is one of the sweetest people I know here and her smile lights up my heart.\nSugar Vixen has been jet-setting to Burlesque festivals all over North America, but she will be back in Montreal soon and has local shows this spring!\nAudrey Ivory\nView this post on Instagram Tomorrow night is gonna be epic Come on down for the @frankiepinupmag launch at the @wiggleroommtl 🖤🎩 #fetish #montreal #pinup #agentprovocateur #retro #vintage #blackandwhite #montrealpinup #montrealburlesque #showgirl A post shared by Audrey Ivory (@audreyivory) on Feb 23, 2018 at 11:48am PST\nYou may recall this Montreal gem from her viral fidget spinner video. Well, Audrey Ivory is one of the most fun performers I've ever witnessed. Audrey Ivory is a classic beauty.\nCatch Audrey Ivory at Zodiac Burlesque on March 17.\nFrenchy Jones\nView this post on Instagram The girls ! A post shared by Frenchy Jones (@frenchy_jones) on Jul 24, 2016 at 3:24pm PDT\nNo Burlesque list could ever be truly complete without this wonderful woman. Frenchy Jones IS The Wiggle Room. She is a mentor, and trend-setter, and beautiful person inside and out, and a boss lady.\nCatch Frenchy Jones... well, pretty much any night at The Wiggle Room. I think she lives there?\nLou Lou la Duchesse de Rière\nView this post on Instagram Splish splash I was taking a bath. Photo by: @cocohausphoto #bathtime #rosepetalsandboystears #loulouladuchessederiere A post shared by Lou Lou la Duchesse de Rière (@loulouladuchesse) on Jan 9, 2018 at 11:13am PST\nLou Lou La Duchesse de Rière... this is a woman who makes me question my own sexuality. She is ruthless on stage and a killer in photos. If you do not know Lou Lou, yet, then you need to wake the hell up.\nCatch Lou Lou La Duchesse de Rière next at Riot Grrrls Burlesque this weekend!\nMikki Michelle\nView this post on Instagram Wednesday night she takes flight. Photo by @franklam1 and costume by @gentlemanpractice . . #mikkimichelle #wonderwings #darkdragonfly #misskellymakes #forthemischievousminded #dragonflydreaming #dragonfly #costume #sparkles #burlesque #montrealburlesque A post shared by Mikki Michelle (@mikkimichelle) on Oct 16, 2017 at 8:39am PDT\nShe's the thunder from down under, an incredible performer and singer - and a top-notch show producer as well! Mikki Michelle embodies strength and feminity while being a boss ass lady.\nCatch Mikki next at her own show, Riot Grrrls Burlesque, and keep up with Mikki Michelle and her production company, Viva Diverse Productions.\nHoney Lustre\nView this post on Instagram Say “ahhh” 📷💋: @kiddglove A post shared by Honey Lustre (@honey.lustre) on Feb 28, 2018 at 5:21pm PST\nHoney Lustre is the sweet name on everyone's lips. Not too long ago, she was a newcomer to the Burlesque scene and has claimed her rightful place as a staple performer in burlesque/queerlesque community.\nHoney Lustre has plenty of shows lined up this month, check em out here.\nAria Delanoche\nView this post on Instagram Thank you @spellbound_burlesque ! Phoenix makin me feel like a desert queen. Wearing @wassawearboutique 🐆 A post shared by Aria Delanoche (@ariadelanoche) on Feb 17, 2018 at 11:35pm PST\nAria Delanoche is a versatile beauty and delivers high energy, angsty performances. She's punk rock. She's glamour. She's on this list because I get intimidated watching her perform flawlessly, with an unapologetic attitude. Intimidation I've never loved so much.\nAria Delanoche will be at Iskweu Project: A Benefit for the Native Women's Shelter of MTL this May.\nJessica Rae\nView this post on Instagram TOMORROW! Come see me channel this icon in #voixdeville at #TheWiggleRoom! 📷: Maxime Tremblay A post shared by Jessica Rae Alley (@j.rae.alley) on Sep 26, 2017 at 11:49am PDT\nYou may know Jessica Rae because of her famous puppet-friend, Lydia. The duo has been all over Montreal's performance scene for years. Jessica Rae is one of the tightest performers I've watched. She is a trained dancer. Comedian. Puppeteer. This list goes on and on.\nYou can stay in the know of all things Jessica Rae right here.\nRosie Bourgeoisie\nView this post on Instagram 🌹💙🎀 Is it time for tea honey 🍰🍭🎈 . . . . . Picture :@marisaparisella . MUAH : @mizzz.brown . Model : @rosie.bourgeoisie . Hair color & hair cut : @kari8411 & @mariedoroftei at @yanick_daigle . . Bra : @changelingerie . Underwear : @additionelle . . Earring : @aldo_shoes . . Head piece : Vintage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #rosiebourgeoisie #burlesque #burlesquemtl #burlesqueperformer #burlesquestyle #plussizeburlesque #burlesqueartist #neoburlesque #drag #pinup #pinupstyle #plussizepinup #vintage #vintagestyle #boudoir #opulance #fancy #fabulous #fatbabe #effyourbeautystandards #nobodyshame #bodypositive #lovetheskinyourein #queer #femme #voluptuous #hourglass #photoshoot A post shared by Rosie Bourgeoisie/Genderfck🦄🌸 (@rosie.bourgeoisie) on Jan 23, 2018 at 3:00pm PST\nA dear friend of mine and an individual so creative it's almost offensive. Rosie Bourgeoisie is a formidable performer and dancer, and they're showing off immense strength and body positive art through performance. They're a founding member of the House of Genderfck.\nStay in the know for all of Rosie's events right here.\nThese 10 fabulous Burlesque performers only scratch the surface of Montreal's outstanding Burlesque community.\nThese are individuals that I truly admire and respect, and bow down to every single day. You should show them the respect they deserve and support local artists and performers in Montreal!\nThis list is not meant to rank sexiness or objectify these women/people. I'll repeat myself, show them respect or just fuck right off.\n@loulouladuchesseembedded via\nHappy International Women's Day to all my incredible female, female-identifying, non-binary, gender-fluid, lesbian, trans and bi-sexual friends!\nYou all inspire me.