In the Spirit of Christmas…

One of my favorite things about Christmas is seeing the Nutcracker. I love the production, all the colors, the choreography, costumes and the grace each of the dancers possess. I was trained in ballet from age 2 but have moved on to other styles in recent years. But I have always loved the technique and…

India Arie might not be her hair but is she her body?: Image, facebook and Victoria’s secrets

Think about it, Why is it that I, slim 6 ft creature, eats as or even more and more unhealthy than some of my friends called fat but people would still call me skinny?or even worse,preach about how I’m so lucky, “you can eat anything and never have to worry about being fat”. Like death from high cholesterol is a joke compared to being unable to zip those undersized pants we buy for ourselves in hope,

Girls Who Dance

A problem in the discussion of these girls who dance is that those who comment seem to assume that these girls are unchangeable–because they like a certain style of dance or performed a certain style of dance, this must mean x about them. And if x is true, they will be y. But real-life doesn’t work that way.

Sexualization of Young Girls Through Dance

Upon reading Andrea’s post, “Sexualization of a Young Girl on Facebook and ‘Ratchet Meme’”, I thought of  “Popular Culture and the Eroticization of Little Girls” by Valerie Walkerdine and I also thought of the sexualization of young girls in a setting where it occurs very often but where there is also  very little dialog about it,…