A Powerful Message from the UniverSoul Circus

Hey Cuties,

I hope you enjoyed your nice long Independence Day weekend. I celebrated by working on several pairs of custom converse.  Sunday I actually got out, ran some errands then hung out with some friends. With so much going on in the world I just wasn’t feeling very patriotic.

Thursday I attended the media day at the UniverSoul Circus in the Washington, DC area. {DMV} I’ve attended once before about 10+ years ago.  I had forgotten how much fun this show would be. Mother Nature was upset with someone because we had some torrential downpour. Yet that didn’t change the packed out crowd; those performers gave us their all.

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Camel Rides

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Can’t you just see the joy oozing out of her soul

She is shy and doesn’t like people much.

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They were fascinating to watch, their balance was to be applauded.

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These ladies {Trinity} were amazing. I need to take up some yoga classes or something.

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This beautiful image was the backdrop to the Coming to America scene.

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The African Dream team has amazing upper body strength. There were a lot of oooohs & aaahhhhs.

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The best part of the entire show for my 3 year old was the zebras.

“Mom, they had real live zebras, I’ve never seen real live zebras before.” – 3 year old

It is important to keep our kids informed in an age appropriate way.  This was a great way to addressing the current events but not going too deep. I love them for this, major kudos. Prior to this they had all the kids stand up and shout that they are somebody and their lives matter.



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Are you a fan of the circus, if so what is your favorite act? Chat with me in the comment section below or FBIG or Twitter.


Article written by:

Mimi Robinson is the Lifestyle Media Correspondent and editor behind MimiCuteLips®. She is a wife and mother of two. You can find Mimi working media at your favorite events, traveling and trying out new adventures, or working on a dope DIY project.

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  1. Joanne T Ferguson

    I had never heard of this circus before! But I love circuses of all kinds and have very fond childhood memories of growing up in New York! I always looked forward to the circus coming to town!

  2. Nadeen

    I love that MLKJr quote. Still so relevant in this day and age. I haven’t been to Universoul Circus in ages. Looks fun and great pics!

  3. MJ

    I love the Universoul circus. The talent is amazing and the show always brings a good lesson when something is going on in the world that needs to be addressed. Glad you enjoyed it. I can’t wait for my kids to be old enough to enjoy.

  4. Jeannette

    My youngest has never been to the circus but I’m sure he would love it! When I was younger, my favorite part was the elepahants! They were always so much fun!

  5. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle

    That looks like a great circus. I love how colorful the performers were. I’d love to see it.

  6. Christy Maurer

    Awww! Your daughter reminds me of how my son is for pictures lol. I love that she got to see a real zebra 🙂 I haven’t been to the circus since I was a little girl! I think the trapeeze would be my favorite though.

  7. Megan Elford

    I’ve been wanting to take the kids to the circus for quite some time. It just doesn’t come to our area that often. It looks like you had a wonderful time. Lots of great memories for sure!

  8. Kita

    I have never been to the Unviersoul Cicrus and I even had free tickets to go. I think one of the kids were sick and we couldn’t. Bump them though the next time they come to town because I am going

  9. Robin (Masshole Mommy)

    I haven’t been to a circus in so long. I always loved all the animals. Looks like it hasn’t changed that much from the last time I went to one. It still looks just as fun!

  10. Laura

    This looks like a fun event…even for the big kids in our life! 😀 Thank you for sharing 🙂 Great post!

  11. Alli

    I’ve always loved the excitement of a circus. My favorite has always been the trapeze artists, but I love the entire show.

  12. Sandy KS

    It has been many years since I have seen a circus. I remember the last time. My family was living in Fort Myers, Florida.

  13. Liz Mays

    I always love seeing the acrobatics. Those ladies are so talented, that must take a lot of discipline!

  14. April @ Everyday Fitness and Nutrition

    I love watching all the acrobatic acts in the circus. I am so amazed at how athletic they are while being so graceful.

  15. Maria

    I have always enjoyed the circus both for myself and for my son. My favorite part of the circus has always been the trapeze and silk aerial acts, as well as contortionist acts. My son and I always find the motorcycle in a cage very exciting too!

    • MimiCuteLips

      Maria I agree, the contortionist always make my body hurt while I’m totally in awe. lol My kids love the motorcycle in the cages too.

  16. Nina Say

    Your baby had the right idea, I’m amazed by the zebras too! I’m almost 25 years old and I’ve still never seen a zebra in person that I can remember.

  17. Uplifting Families

    I would love to take my youngest son to the circus. Maybe I can find some tickets in a few weeks.

    It looks like you has a great time. Thank you for sharing.

  18. Mistee Dawn

    My daughter absolutely loves the circus. She would have really enjoyed this. Looks like a lot of fun!

  19. Ourfamilyworld

    Sounds like fun! I have yet to bring my girls to a circus. I’m sure they will love it.

  20. HilLesha

    It has been awhile since I have been to the circus, but I will definitely have to take my 3 year old to one someday. She’d love it!

  21. Jesica H

    Gosh what talent these individuals have!!! So impressive to watch, and I love the colors and displays! Perfect for any age!

  22. Rebecca Swenor

    This sounds like an awesome circus. What a great message from them and Kudos to them for sure. I would love to go see this Circus and take my nieces kids to see it. I always love the circus and I never had a favorite part because I always loved the whole thing. Thanks for sharing.

  23. Jamela Porter

    I have never been to see this circus but have heard about it since I was a kid.I’m sure my little girl would love to see the show.

  24. Toya

    The UniverSOUL circus is by far the best circus. The music is banging. The performers are great. And the atmosphere is so much fun. I’m glad you and the little one had fun. #BLMGirls

  25. Carin Kilby Clark

    The kids (even the teenager) love the circus. Although, we’ve never been to the Universoul Circus before – we always go to Ringling Bros. We’ll definitely have to check this one out next year.

  26. Alyssa C

    I haven’t been to a circus in so long! I bet my girls would love it. Thank you for sharing.

  27. Shaney Vijendranath

    I can’t remember the last time I went to the circus. We don’t get many here which sucks but this one looks so awesome!

  28. CourtneyLynne

    Omg this looks like it was so much fun. I would love to take my daughter. I think we both would enjoy it very much 🙂

  29. Lynndee

    I’ve only been to a circus once and that was way back when I was a little girl. I hope there’s one nearby that we could check. I would love for my son to see it.

  30. Kasi

    You got some good shots! It was fun, and good seeing you in person! I really enjoyed Trinity as well!

  31. Jeanine

    I haven’t heard of this circus before. I haven’t been to one in ages. I’m sure my kids would love a circus but I just can’t bring myself to go . This one looks neat!

    • MimiCuteLips

      Jeanine the circus is a great activity for the kids to do with a Aunt/Uncle, Grandparent or God Parent. Send the kids out for fun and enjoy your me time.

  32. Michelle @ Dishes and Dust Bunnies

    I didn’t know about this circus before but it looks like a great group of talented people! It’s been so long since I\ve been to a circus!

  33. Chrystal | YUM eating

    My favorite part about the circus is the acrobats. I don’t go to circus anymore because of the animal training and cruelty issues. Its best for me to just not go. Looks like you guys had a good time.

    • MimiCuteLips

      Chrystal I get it, last year we took the kids to Ringling Bros and there were at least 20 protesters outside holding up signs.

  34. Chubskulit Rose

    I have never been to any circus before. Thank you for sharing the photos and the video, I have enjoyed all of it.

  35. Theblissgirllife

    Great post! It’s been years since I’ve attended. You’ve reminded me of the importance of supporting the universoul circus and taking the youth in my life. I love how they are getting messages across in an age appropriate way.

  36. Keisha | The Girl Next Door is Black

    I saw the Universoul Circus yeeeeears ago. Thank you for reminding me of them. It brought a smile to my face to think of the memories. They put on a fantastic show!

  37. Erin

    I have mixed feelings about the circus but I really don’t know why. I love the fun that we had as a family when we went. I think it’s the circus stigma that has tainted it for me. lol.

  38. Jessica Simms

    I haven’t been to the circus in forever, my plan was to take my kids to one this summer but I feel like it’s almost over and we wont have time. This really inspired me to make that time though. I would love to see their faces.

  39. Aisha Johnson Adams

    Thanks for sharing… I took my son when he was a son.

  40. Krystal

    Looks like an interesting show! They are so energetic and have a great show!

  41. ricci

    I’m with the three year old…real live zebras? WHOA!! This looks like an amazing circus!! I hope y’all had a great time!!

  42. desirae young

    Looks like you guys had a fabulous time! The theme and colors kind of remind me of Cirque Du Soleil.

  43. LaShawn

    I haven’t been to the circus in years! the plan was to take Pookah this year, but life got in the way! I’ve always wanted to go to the Universal soul circus! I can’t wait until they come back!

  44. Lauren

    I’ve heard so much about the UniverSoul Circus when I was growing up, especially on the radio. I always dreamed on going, but never got a chance!

  45. Adanna

    I’ve heard so many good things about this show. I really need to take my kids when they come back to NYC. You’re right this is a great way to address current events in a child friendly way. It can be so hard to digest even for us adults.

  46. GinaB @ Mirror Watching

    Mimi this is great coverage. I love UniverSoul Circus but have missed it for the past few years. I hope I get to see this particular show.

  47. Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen

    It’s been quite a while since I’ve been to the circus! I missed watching those acts and I think my little girl will love watching those as well.

  48. JoAnna

    What a beautiful performance.Brought tears to my eyes.I really need to find myself at this circus next year. I’ve heard nothing but great things.

  49. Jonna

    I had never been before I was invited to attend the show in Norfolk. It was really a lot of fun! I also liked how they addressed the BlackLivesMatter campaign in a family friendly way

  50. Chasing Joy

    Sounds like a good time where they made an important statement without sacrificing fun.

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