Ryann Reflections

A glimpse into the life of one anti-social stripper nerd.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

ALL Costumes for SALE

It's time to clear out the stripper stuff. I'm selling everything. I have some fantastic feature costumes. FEATURE COSTUMES FOR SALE!!! Construction, BLue flat sequins, Scottish, Angel, Top Gun, Sailor Moon + a few more.

contact ryann (at) stilettostorm (dot) com for info or purchase. Payment through paypal or email transfer.

 I can deliver to Vancouver, Nanaimo or Victoria or ship anywhere in Canada. You can check out pics on facebook as well COSTUMES FOR SALE

Cleopatra 10 pieces sensual costume, very showy on stage. The mask gives it the effect & the split skirt adds the spin on stage. $150.00

 FIRE 4 pieces casual but looks HOT on stage. You can add pieces to it (black pants or shorts) $60.00

Scottish School Girl 9 pieces This outfit looks super pro on stage. It's sexy, has a ton of details and pieces & the layers go from Scottish dancer to naughty school girl. It's as much fun as a kilt can be. Good details on the under pieces as well $200.00

Country Girl 10 pieces Adorable! I call it my "fuck me in a haystack costume", comes with a body cage & the under pieces are super cute. Bra fits 32-34C. It's also a very flattering dress for those shows right after dinner. Comes with a beat up cowboy hat $175.00

 Cat 6 pieces fuzzy cozy kitty costume, super cute & warm for those chilly afternoons up north. Ideal for petite dancer as the pants are shorter & the top is snug $50.00

 Top Gun 5 pieces Top Gun navy whites has the snap up shirt which can be ripped open. A lot of the bling on the high traction areas has fallen off but it still looks great on stage. $120.00

 Navy Sailor 4 pieces Authentic Navy jacket & hat, hardy worn. Needs new pants $60.00

  Blue Sequin 8 pieces This is one of my FAVORITE costumes because it's showy, shiny, good for any feature show but has no theme. Made by Fantasy Dance Wear. It's adorable with the bow details. The bow on the butt is my fav. The top laces & zips so it's totally adjustable as well. $200.00 SOLD

Canucks 4 pieces Still looks good on stage but could really use a new jersey at some point as it's getting faded. The under pieces have the vintage logo on them & and pants are awesome $100.00 

Angel 8 pieces I love how this looks on stage, it's slick & shiny and beautiful. Lots of beads & feathers. It's a tube top so not the easiest to get out of (I'd practice a couple times). You'll want to add more feather boa pieces to it at some point to fill it out as it's worn more. One of the boas needs to be re-attached to the arm sleeve $120.00

 Construction 9 pieces I wore this with little wife beaters from zellers that I could cut & rip apart- it looked great and made a kick ass contest show with a few easy to find props. Comes with tool belt, suspenders, 2 pairs of shorts & “do not enter” panties & high vis boot covers too $75.00

 Playboy Bunny 6 pieces cute, lil bunny outfit. It's not super stagey but awesome for VIPs or stags $30.00

 Heart Leopard VIP 5 pieces sexy VIP outfit, tiny panties & string bikini top with a cute jacket & lil booty shorts $40.00

 Blue VIP outfit 4 pieces 2 options for bras, simple & sexy. It looks painted on $30.00

 Green & black jammer 5 pieces easy afternoon show, comfy, sexy & looks good on stage $30.00 

VIP 2 pieces FREE with purchase of any larger costume. The blue one is best on someone with abs as the metal rings can dig into flesh around the hips $0.00

 Gangsta 4 pieces I love this outfit. It needs a new bowler hat to complete the costume. Looks great on stage. I have a toy gun with it if you want it $60.00

50's poodle skirt 3 pieces Greased Lightening! Super fun, skirt spins all the way out. The sweater is a sweater- it's hot & no way you're wearing it for more than one song. Needs simple white under pieces $60.00

Monday, February 27, 2012

Abolitionist vs. De-criminalization

I'm tired of the Abolitionist vs. De-criminalization war. More than anything I hear both sides being concerned about the same things; violence, poverty, exploitation, marginalized and vulnerable women. The difference between the “sides” usually comes from having personal experience that fundamentally changes how individuals view the situation.

To have two fundamentally opposed groups so loud in the dialogue I'm concerned that it takes the focus away from what BOTH sides desire: women to not die, be assaulted, or treated as disposable.

I would love to see a willing and open dialogue started with representation from both perspectives to work on SOLUTIONS that find common ground. I believe the division of people who are concerned about the safety of aboriginal and street workers is weakening the cause and allows mainstream society and government to feel justified in inaction.

Here's reality:
People involved in the sex industry experience violence more frequently than women who are not in the sex industry
A disproportionate amount of survival sex workers in are aboriginal.
No one supports assault, rape or murder.
No one supports child prostitution.
People are NOT disposable.

To me that sounds like a reasonable starting ground to look at solutions. I challenge people to cross the divide with compassion and start a dialogue focused on solutions. I challenge advocates from both sides to sit at a table with an open heart and really HEAR the shared truths.

Do you think it's possible?

(I realize male & trans workers are also vulnerable & marginalized. Also, I'm in Canada speaking as such. Forgive me for not qualifying everything I say.)

Sunday, April 26, 2009

6th Annual Exotic Dancer for Cancer Fundraiser

6th Annual Exotic Dancers for Cancer Fundraiser

Probably the best thing that could've happened to the Exotic Dancers For Cancer is when some toffee-nosed charities refused their stripathon money a few years back.

A lot of folks bridled at that caste-implied snobbery. The ED4C's efforts gained a higher profile and, subsequently, larger hauls for charity.

The dancers' sixth annual fund raiser takes to the stage this Thursday at Vancouver's Cecil Showlounge. (May 24 at the Fox Showroom in Victoria.) "Last year we raised $10,000, and I'd love to beat that," says Ryann Rain, whose company, Stilettostorm, is organizing the show in Vancouver.

"The theme this year is 'Believe,' so it's this whole fantasy atmosphere of hope and beauty and inclusion -- this really fun atmosphere." Along with organizing fund-raisers, Rain's company holds erotic arts workshops, philosopher cafes, and provided most of the entertainment for the Naughty But Nice trade shows in Vancouver and Abbotsford.

"I customize the show for the event, so Exotic Dancers For Cancer is a stripathon -- it's very much about exotic dancing. Abbotsford, they would set us on fire if we did that." Says Rain: "One of the reasons Exotic Dancers For Cancer is so dear to my heart is that it allows people an opportunity to support the cause in a sex-positive, women-positive event -- and remember that really it comes down to cancer doesn't discriminate and nor should we."

© Copyright Dan Murphy, The Province


Saturday, February 21, 2009

I'm not here

I'm back... but not here!

Life is good. Life is actually amazing and I'm super busy, inspired, and in love with every single moment of each day. Obviously it's been a while since I wrote anything and that's for a lot of reasons.

Honestly I didn't write in 2008. I wasn't doing a lot of soul searching or reflection. It was a very productive year for stability, practice, and professional growth. Stiletto Storm has grown in leaps and bounds and I'm amazed every day. Exotic Dancers for Cancer is coming up again on April 30 and I hope everyone will come out and support the cause. You can keep up with what I'm doing professionally at Stiletto Storm

I am a writer and it is core to Who I Am. I'm writing again-- just not here. The new blog is much more intimate and spiritual. As such I am keeping it anonymous. I haven't decided if I'm willing to share it, but you are welcome to message me and ask for the link. I may or may not respond.

I'll try to post updates on here occasionally but as I'm no longer dancing, and that chapter is over I think this story is finished.

Please enjoy the archives and thank you for sharing this journey with me.
Ryann Rain.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

full speed ahead

Things are happening...
big things.
exciting things.

Fun and wonderful and loving things.

Full speed ahead! No walls. No fear.

I'm filled with Love, Passion, Faith, Ambition, and one hell of a Dream!


Come be my friend. I'm fabulous and I'm doing incredible things.


Saturday, May 24, 2008

Seduction 101 teaches women how to strut it

Seduction 101. Lap dancing all about confidence
Sandra Thomas, Vancouver Courier
Published: Friday, May 23, 2008

A team of who's who in the exotic dance world will share trade secrets next month at a workshop designed to bring out the erotic dancer in every woman.

But learning the art of arousal isn't cheap. For $235, tax included, Ryann Rain and members of her production company Stiletto Storm teach women everything they need to know about pole and lap dancing, as well as sexy moves like the "stripper strut." The group produces one Seduction Workshop a month.

"It's all about teaching women confidence," said Rain. "And in particular, their sexual confidence."

Rain, who helped organize the recent Exotic Dancers for Cancer fundraiser, said women attending the workshop will be broken up into groups of eight. Each group will take lessons in one exotic art for about an hour before rotating to the next class. Rain will teach the lap dancing classes.

"I've taught a lot of lap dancing," said Rain. "There's a real level of curiosity about it. A lot of women want to give it a try but without knowing how, they might be too shy. This goes right back to the basics on things like how to stand and how to look."

Rain recently taught lap dancing to a group of women in Duncan--all 50 years old and up. Rain said women of all ages and sizes come away from the lessons with a newfound awareness of their sensuality. She adds they have a lot of laughs along the way.

"I teach them how to move, where to move and what to move," said Rain. "And how to maintain control of any situation."

Rain notes no experience is necessary and nothing is off limits. The workshop includes a floorshow and demonstrations by industry professionals, makeup and clothing tips, lunch and a chocolate fountain. Sex toys, lingerie and exotic clothing will be on sale. Rain suggests for maximum "giggles," women should bring a friend--or several.

"It's perfect for a stagette or bachelorette party," she said.

The Seduction Workshop takes place June 14 at the Croatian Cultural Centre on Commercial Drive. Tickets are on sale at www.stilettostorm.com.

© Vancouver Courier 2008

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Sunday, May 18, 2008

change... again.

I’ve been fired. I’m not even sure why. That’s not entirely true. I know their reason I just think it’s stupid. It boils down to my refusing to turn off my cell phone. I refused to be unavailable to return business calls Monday—Friday, 10-4. That would run Stiletto Storm into the ground in three weeks and obviously my business is my priority. I thought I’d made that clear when I was hired but I guess not. They felt that I didn’t take the restaurant job seriously enough. *rolling eyes*

I suppose that tons of people say they’re doing other things, but few actually do. Faced with concrete proof that Stiletto Storm is a functioning business the owner freaked. It really pissed me off that I was given no warning, no notice, no... anything. The day just ended with "We're letting you go."

I’m caught between feeling like there’s a flaw in my personality and work ethic, or that I’m just so far beyond that job that it’s a waste of time for me to show up. I know there’s a certain amount of pride attached to it as well. I should be able to do anything… even serving at a minimum wage job. I might be what people mean by “over qualified”. I could run the restaurant with my eyes closed but I can’t handle filling out checklists and taking orders like a toddler.

I’m not even sure if I’m upset. I know I’m pissed off but I can’t decide if I even liked the job. I really liked the cook, she’s a doll. And it was a nice change living in the mainstream world a while but it’s not a reality for me. I’m not meant for the 9-5 life. A new job will appear soon, hopefully one that works better with my life.

I just texted Monkey to tell him I was fired. I didn’t want to but I’m really trying to include him in my life, not just the good stuff. It’s too easy for me to seek comfort from my friends and try to shelter him from anything about me that is less than perfect. Well I’m not perfect. I was fired today. He replied, “Aww hun, you’ve been fired for being too beautiful.”

I do adore him. We’re heading in a tough direction now. He’s going to be working too much, too far away for the next few months and I'm going to miss him. It’s going to be a challenge but I think what we have is worth it. We'll see how it goes.