In 2017, Jacqueline Boxx became the first performer to ever compete in a wheelchair for a title at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekender. Her mobility aids are as enticing as her activism, and she packs an aesthetic and emotional punch, whether she brings classic, nerdlesque, or neo-burlesque to the stage. Her background before disability involved trapeze, circus, hooping, cabaret, theater, bellydance, swing dance, ballet, and numerous other kinds of performance art, including touring with The Dresden Dolls as part of their Brigade. Her mobility decreased gradually and these performance outlets lessened as well, until she burst back onto the stage in 2015 with a renewed feeling of partnership with her disabled body. She has performed in burlesque festivals in Las Vegas, Boston, Albuquerque, Colorado, and New York City, and has won burlesque legend Gabriella Maze's "Personal Pick" award at The Great Burlesque Exposition, and 2nd Runner Up at the 2017 Golden Legend Champion Challenge, as well as The "Glitoris" Judge's Choice award at Alterna-TEASE. Jacqueline has also taught workshops and lectured on panels about mindful movement across the country. Her acts are all related in some way to her experience with chronic pain and limited mobility, and she strives to bring attention through glamour and spectacle to disability. She is: Miss Disa-burly-TEASE
A centenarian who completed her university degree in 1938 has finally received hercertificate, after her daughter surprised her with it at her 101st birthday party. Catherine Palmer (née Bolton) was born in Southport in 1917. She came to Victoria University of Manchester in 1935 to study English, and lived in Ashburne Hall in Fallowfield. She was a very active student, and during her time at Manchester she sang in the choir, represented the university at fencing and athletics, and also enjoyed climbing in the Lake District – an activity which she continued to enjoy later in life.She achieved a first class degree, and although she attended her graduation ceremony, she didn’t receive a certificate at the time - she moved to Glasgow soon afterwards, and then went on wartime placements at St Thomas's and St Marys hospitals in London. After the war had concluded, Catherine began teaching English. Her students in London came from around the world, and she often invited them to live in her family home while studying. She was proud that one of the international students who lived with her went on to be the president of the University of Bristol student union, and then became a government minister in St Lucia. She has continued to be very active in later life, even embarking on a trekking and white-water rafting adventure in the Himalayas at the age of 75!
Magdolna Vicze was born in 1962 in Budapest, Hungary. She graduated with her master’s degree from the ELTE Bolcseszettudomany University in1986, and continued to work at the Archaeological Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, where she took part in Gyomaendrőd area of micro-regional research. She was responsible for organizing large-scale and multi-directional archaeological research coordination and organization. During the period between 1986 and 1993 she also studied Bronze Age materials with scholars from Italy, Hungary and the Soviet Union. Dr. Vicze had to prove herself not just as a scholar, but also as a woman scholar in a then predominately male-oriented profession in a Communist country. When getting married to another renowned archaeologist herself, Magdolna Vicze refused to change her last name, something uncommon for the Communist times. Instead of being perceived as a subsidiary of her husband’s work, she decided that she wanted to be accepted as an independent scholar, and continued to author academic papers under her maiden name. Despite the fact that her academic work takes her all over the world, Vicze continues to be a back-bone of the Szazhalombatta excavation project. Being multi-lingual and publishing articles in both Hungarian and English, Magdolna Vicze provides a link between Western and Central European archaeology.
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