Tristan Risk
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Corsetier, chocolatier, baker, ta-ta shaker, hip swayer, tight lacer, trouble maker, red lipstick, magic tricks, swizzle sticks, voodoo kicks, and an urban myth. Hello, my name is Tristan Risk. You may or may not know me as a burlesque dancer/circus darling/foodie/model/actress/social butterfly/and Vancouver history enthusiast.

I have spent a great deal of my life as a performer, touring Canada, the U.S. and Europe with the burlesque troupe The Voodoo Dollz, causing social unrest and commenting on it, contributing to the underground burlesque studio Dollhouse Studios, and writing about it. I currently perform with Vancouver-based burlesque troupe Sweet Soul Burlesque, have worked with compassion clubs and as a corsetier for Lace Embrace Atelier.

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What Is Blue Food Supposed To Taste Like Anyway?

(0) Comments | Posted October 6, 2014 | 3:34 PM

If you are like me, and we are both children of the '80s, then you'll know and recall the wonder that was blue food. Some of my earliest candy-related memories is after swimming at the local pool, getting candy from the vending machine, then separating Skittles, Smarties, and M&Ms by...

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Fall Means Back To Striptease School

(0) Comments | Posted September 9, 2014 | 5:17 PM

The fall season is now upon us, and along with the barrage of pumpkin-spice foodstuffs, one also tends to associate the back-from-holiday mindset with seeking to settle into some semblance of a routine. While Vancouver is well known for its active pursuits, as autumn begins to rob us of daylight...

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Is The Terrace Tonality A Pipe Dream?

(0) Comments | Posted September 8, 2013 | 6:41 PM

Jinkies! There's nothing one loves more that a good ghost story. I was guilty of watching "Scooby Doo" 'til my eyes were almost squares and my mother shooed me away from the idiot box Saturday mornings to go outside and play. But with the formula that old Hanna Barbara favourite...

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Vancouver: The Way We Were

(0) Comments | Posted April 1, 2013 | 7:15 PM

Sometimes, when I'm waiting for the 99 B-Line to ferry me along Broadway, it's easy to quickly forget our connection to nature. We are intensely lucky in Vancouver in that we have mountains, the ocean, everything. However, it tends to lead to quite a bit of human density given that...

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Vancouver Condo Owners: A Failure To Communicate

(11) Comments | Posted March 7, 2013 | 10:54 AM

I don't understand Vancouver condo owners. I just don't. Now, this is a broad, sweeping generalization but most of them, from what I can tell, are completely contrary creatures. Potentially even, dare I say, a little bit nutsy. They have strange habits that leave me in danger of having a...

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Hockey vs. Tits: The Great Canadian Debate

(4) Comments | Posted February 8, 2013 | 4:07 PM

I fail at being Canadian. I don't know the first thing about curling, the only prime minister I'm well-versed in was Diefenbaker (aka Dief The Thief, though I don't like cut of Prime Minister Stephen Harper's jib, either) and I don't care for hockey. Hockey players, well, fair enough. I'm...

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