June 25, 2021

The Women of the Future Podcast: Sukki Singapora

Sukki Singapora is a burlesque performer and activist.

Born to a Singaporean Indian father and an English mother, Sukki has achieved world-wide recognition as the first international burlesque performer from Singapore; founding The Singapore Burlesque Society in 2012, to protect Asian women (and men) wanting to pursue a career in burlesque.

Sukki’s television debut came as one of the cast for Netflix’s unscripted docuseries ‘Singapore Social’; following the lives of young, successful Singaporeans and notable for being the first docuseries with an all-Asian cast based in Asia for global release - it gained Sukki legions of fans around the world.

Sukki has worked to change the stereotypes and misconceptions about Burlesque and to encourage others to try the performance style. Speaking on her activism in this space, Sukki has stated: "This is not just an opportunity to prove that Burlesque can make a difference, it is a responsibility.”

Her outspoken political views on freedom of expression for women in socially restrictive countries saw her recognised on the shortlist for the Asian Women of Achievement Awards in 2013.

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