Monthly Archives: November 2015

I run a dance show every November, and this is why.

I’m writing this on my mother’s 65th birthday. She died of brain cancer when she was 61. Yes it sucked. Cancer sucks. Death sucks when you’re someone who’s been left behind. But I don’t want to dwell on that. Coincidentally … Continue reading

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Photographic evidence: how useful is it as performance feedback?

I’ve lived with a photographer for many years, and have been fortunate enough to have him document many of my dance performances. Being present for the behind the scenes work that images are subjected to before they’re seen by the world … Continue reading

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Scratching the surface of racism in bellydance: “gypsy skirts” aren’t even a thing

Lately I’ve been exceptionally trigger-unhappy. I’ve had it confirmed yet again that I really shouldn’t go to stand up comedy gigs because invariably a comedian will stoop to fat jokes and I’ll heckle at worst or walk out at best. … Continue reading

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