There was this one time I went on a crazy adventure to Australia to do #KinkyBootsOZ
and met an incredible dude with skills and talent and was such a pleasure to work with. He was special, and it was obvious to everyone who worked with him or got to see him performed. I got to be on a huge billboard behind him! And last night he took the stage as Lola in @kinkybootsbway
and I know he goddamned killed it. Congrats @callumf.
You were always the biggest star, but I’m so happy the world is now clueing in. Chookas on the run, mate! Love ya.
Last time I posted this the audio and video were out of sync for some reason so here it is again
Hairstyles can tell such powerful stories! Those which have historical, religious, social or fashionable connotations.
A woman’s hairstyle is her crown and in some cultures the crown of both sexes! Earlier this year the girls fell in love with this image in Hosier Lane after a stroll through the city centre. After we watched ‘Kinky Boots’ as a family, it raised much discussion about ‘self-expression’. Dealing with topics such as kindness, acceptance and bullying we were on a journey to express our views, our heritage and how to accept others for who they truly are. So with this came the topic of hairstyles, my girls sporting cornrows on the day! How very apt was this mural they chose to be photographed in front of. If you were to research the history of hair or African hair for that matter, it is a fascinating read. Some say the ‘Afro’ is essentially a symbol of being proud & feeling empowered, coming from the Civil Rights movement and then there are dreadlocks stemming from the Rastafarian movement in the Caribbean. No matter what your belief, how you found out your truths or what hairstyle you wear...express yourself in the way that makes you happy. As Callum Francis said to my girls when they posed for a photo with him ‘...you have gorgeous hair girls and please don’t relax it when you get older!’ .
#mondaymotivation #hair #afrohair #mixedrace #hairstyles #crown #culture #hosierlane #kinkybootsoz #selfexpression #acceptance #choosekind #hairhistory #mixedracefamilies #melbournescenes #afroart #berrycurly
#pride #tolerance #familiesofinstagram #mumblogger #instafamilies #instapicoftheday #kinkybootsoz #callumfrancis @callumf @hosierlane @kinkybootsoz #carfer17
THROWBACK THURSDAY!!! Me and Billy Porter (original Lola in Kinky Boots Broadway-POSE). That week, I ran into him 3 times in NYC before finally seeing him in the show. I WAS TURNED OUT!!! 💯👆🏽👏🏽 Namaste ❤️
This is our 200th Show celebration cake!!! Right on, Kinky Boots (Hamburg, Germany) Everybody say, “Yeah Yeah!!!” Namaste ❤️
After a bit of a testing start, with the help of some close friends and our amazing family this kids hits double digits today!! From that little baby boy into the all singing and dancing star (not too mention champion swimmer, soccer player and all round good looker). Couldn't be more proud love you mate.
Happy 5th Anniversary to @kinkybootsbway
today! This show has brought such overwhelming joy to so many audiences around the world, and I had the pleasure of sharing in that joy with two beautiful, enormously talented casts and teams with big hearts and even bigger heels. Love to everyone in #KinkyBootsTO
2 years. 2 tours. 17 shows. 8 Charlie's. 5 Lola's and a lifetime of memories and smiles. I'm so grateful for Kinky Boots and all that's it had done for me. I wouldn't be the person i am today if I hadn't decided to see the show for the first time two years ago. With productions all around the world, a current US tour and a soon to be tour in the UK people all around the world can see this beautiful, heartwarming story. Happy fifth anniversary @kinkybootsbway
Thank you for everything❤❤
#kinkyboots #kinkybootstour #kinkybootsuk #kinkybootshamburg #kinkybootsoz #justbe
Just got my nails done for the first time and i had to get Kinky Boots as the theme of course 😊 this is what we came up with after realising my nails were too small to fit the boots 😎 #kinkybootsoz #kinkybootstour #kinkyboots #lola
Week one...DONE!!! Kinky Boots (Hamburg). Backstage picture of me in the role of ‘Simon Senior‘. Namaste ❤️
Lola lives again on this day every year 😂
JUST BE! 🏳️🌈
One of my favourite people in the world is having his 30th Birthday today!!! Happy third decade @tobythefrancis
!!! You are a fierce thinker, a talented and skilled performer, and one of the funniest guys I’ve ever gotten to joke around with onstage and off. Have a great one today, you Aussie lunatic. Much love, your Canadian brother. #KinkyBootsOz
Throwback to round 2 of @kinkybootsoz
in 2017. Wish I saw it more than twice. 👠
I ADORED the absolute bajesus out of Beautiful tonight. Esther Hannaford is incredible and, if you haven’t yet, you need to see this. And if you already have seen this, you need to see it again. Congratulations, Beautiful bunch!
It's unbelievable! I met @callumf
who played Lola in @kinkybootsoz.
Actually I'm fuge fan of the musical and I went to the theater FOUR times man. How I could expect he was in the gym! I was so lucky. Callum is friendly and so kind even he was on private business. I can't wait to see his next performance. Thanks!
#kinkyboots #kinkybootsoz #kinkybootsmelbourne #メルボルン #キンキーブーツ