About Akynos

Welcome to my world. This bio is written in first person because, art.

My official stage names are The Incredible, Edible, Akynos, Or MFA (MothaFuckin’ Akynos) It’s pronounced (Ah-Key-Nos).  My tagline: “The Beast Of Burlesque” was given to me by performer friend Voodoo Onyx.  I’m a New York raised stripper.  Featured in nude magazines, music videos and adult websites since I was 17.  I’m a MILF supreme, nappy hair having, 45” of ass, performance artist.  You can find me taking it off in burlesque showcases across the globe but primarily on NYC stages.  I’ve featured/headlined in showcases both locally and internationally.  In 2009 I was the winner of the best soloist and judge’s choice award at the Boston Burlesque Expo.  In the same year I was runner up for the Miss International Showgirl competition in Jamaica; (one day I will compete again).  I’ve curated shows in my homeland of Jamaica at the infamous Hedonism II resort, NYC, Vegas, and DC.  My last projects were Darkie, THICK and Dark. Nude. Storytellers.  My new one-woman show “Black Pussy”, the scripted web series “Chronicles Of A Black Heaux”, and the social/whore commentary web-series “Whore Logic”, (currently on YouTube), all of which need your support and attention. 

A leadership and program developer/organizer I am also a member of several different sex worker ran/lead organizations where I’ve lobbied in New York State against Condoms As Evidence and helped make recommendations on human rights policies at The UN.  Some of these wonderful organizations which I hope you will support are: The Desiree AllianceThe Sex Worker Film & Arts FestivalBest Practices Policy ProjectSWOP-NYCWe Are Dancers and The NJ Red Umbrella Alliance; because being a ho should be every woman’s [person’s] fundamental right.  And sex work is work.  Don’t debate me on that.  I’ll tear you down.

I was a dance major in high school and had a short theater acting stint until I decided to take a long break to raise my children and deal with patriachy.  I’ve performed in, competed and won many talent competitions since I was 12.  These days I’m a borough famous emerging artist who holds two college degrees, working as a massage therapist and maid because something has to support my artistic habit.  All the while I’m wagging my duster at you, screaming for the rights of every human to use their body and energy how they choose.  Walk with me.  -A

“I have to ask—what the FUCK are you doing with your body?  Seriously—no one else moves like that. What are those side-to-side moves, those arm positions that make Egyptian bas-reliefs look lazily akimbo? We need to talk—I don’t have the vocab to confab.”

– JD Oxblood, Burlesque Beat