Episode 49- End of Life Care and Burlesque with Misty Lynn
We often hear, “It takes a special person to work with people who are dying.” It’s true. The level of compassion, understanding and strength is for sure a rarity. We had the chance to speak with Misty Lynn, who has helped countless individuals and their families during the end of life transition. In addition, she has simultaneously built a very successful burlesque career in mid-Michigan. How do these two things work together? Well, have a listen to this week’s episode and you’ll soon get the connection.
Misty’s philosophy and what drew her to both aspects of her career is a fascinating story. Although this episode overall is a bit more serious than most of our conversations, it’s every bit as riveting.
Misty has overcome numerous challenges, hurdles and to be honest, some pretty downright horrifying experiences to become the person she is today. These situations have given her a lot of insight into people and a keen understanding of the magnitude and multitude of emotions that come into play during the end of someone’s life for both them and their loved ones. She knows how to navigate those waters and shares some pretty thought-provoking ideas that we think will not only give listeners pause but will truly help during that awful and inevitable time that comes for all of us and those we care about.
In addition, she shared some pretty interesting philosophies on different ways to approach funerals and celebrations of life beyond the traditional confines of funeral homes and churches.
We asked her how she got into the world of death and dying and how it’s impacted her own approach to life.
We also asked her what provoked her to go into burlesque, the classic and seductive artform that is experiencing an exciting revival and renaissance. Her story is one of tragedy and triumph and total empowerment. Completely coincidentally, one of her biggest influences and fans in pursuing this artform is our friend and performance artist Satori Circus. She met Satori at the legendary Dirty Show in Detroit and the rest, as they say, is history. Not only has Misty become a burlesque sensation, she’s done it in mid-Michigan. For those who’ve never been to that part of the world, it’s not the first place that comes to mind for this type of theatrics. But, she’s done it and she’s done it well and she’s proud of all she’s accomplished.
Next up is an extravaganza honoring Misty’s birthday and featuring performances from Satori and other well-known performers from across the region. For those who have a way to get there, it’s worth checking out the festivities at White’s Bar in Saginaw and to celebrate Misty’s big day and see some spectacular performance artists.