Rasa von Werder
Bodybuilding and stripping
Everts trained for the 1981 competition but was barred from entering the Caesar's Palace Boardwalk Regency IFBB competition in Atlantic City. She picketed them in a white bikini, speaking for 30 minutes on a radio show.[which?]
"The Stripper for God"
Blessed with impressive breasts, Rasa won the titles of Miss Nude Universe in July, 1967 but strutting and bouncing around totally nude in front of a totally nude audience, and Miss Body Beautiful in 1974. She later made nine appearances (with three major articles) in Playboy, and became an exotic dancer.
She emerged in 1973 with the idea, that a woman in the adult trade, a stripper, could also be a minister. As a stripper Kellie attracted attention but it was the combination of Stripper and evangelical religious conviction which led to the creation of the "Stripper for God". It was the unique combination of "Saint and Sinner" which caught people's imaginations. It was more than unusual to watch a strip show and then have your stripper give a sermon and hand out religious literature after the show.
In 1978, Everts came up with the idea a stripper could also be a religious minister. The combination of stripper and evangelical religious conviction led to the creation of what she called "Stripper for God".[page needed]
Everts later changed the emphasis of her mission to the return of matriarchy and the feminine divine. On June 16, 1978 she preached on the message of the Three Secrets of Fátima in front of the White House, with the aim of bringing about the conversion of Russia.[page needed]
On May 24, 2004, Everts, under her present name Rasa von Werder or Guru Rasa of the Church of MotherGod, started the Woman Thou Art God Website. She has since continued publishing online on her religious beliefs, and has written six books on the subject of matriarchy and spirituality.
- Terry Brennan. "Lady body builder fights stripping of credentials". Philadelphia Journal. Retrieved 21 November 2014.
- http://wbbgintl.com/page6.html[dead link]
- "The spirit and the flesh". Salon. 11 December 1999. Retrieved 23 November 2014.
- "The Binghamton Press", Binghamton, February 2, 1979.
- "Washington Post",June. 16 1978
- "SF Chronicle", June 1978 "God told her to strip"
- "NY Daily News", Sept. 1973 "Stripper mixes Spiritual Light and Spotlight"
- "She says God told her to strip". The Spokesman-Review. 15 June 1978. Retrieved 22 November 2014.
- Kellie Everts (2009). I Strip for God. Lulu (company). p. 103. ISBN 978-0557072286.
"Hot-Gospel Stripper Finds It Cool In Britain": cover image from Titbits magazine, 2–8 January 1975
- SHE Magazine "Bird of Pray"
- The Express, Oct. 8 1979 "Ihr grosses Vorbild war Josephine Baker"
- "Stern", Nov. 1974 "Personalien"
- TV Zeitung Nr.47 "Die Pastorin, die nachts in einer bar heisse Tänze zeigt"
- Montreal Star, Nov. 18 1977 "Stripper peals for Church"
- "Journal de Montreal", July 13, 1978 "Une Effeuilleuse amasse des Fonds pour batir une Chapelle"
- Toronto Sun, April 3, 1979, Jan 17 1985 "The Lord moves in mysterious ways"
- Ottawa Citizen,Aug 1 1978 " 'God's strip dancer' to shed on Hill"
- Washington Post Style Section "The Spirit moves Her", Jan. 17 1978
- "The University Of Mother God Church". Woman Thou Art God. Retrieved 2012-10-11.