This past weekend, I made a speech at my dad’s wedding. When I sat down to write this, I was at a loss. A quick internet search revealed that daughters do not typically give speeches at their dad’s wedding. But after a lot of hemming and hawing and procrastination, I wrote something that I ended… Continue reading My Speech at My Dad’s Wedding
On January 22, 2015, my friend and fellow Lindy hopper Sarah Sullivan posted an account of sexual harassment experiences with Steven Mitchell when she was a teenager. Since then several named women came forward with similar experiences with the world renowned and respected swing dance instructor. The response on the whole is overwhelmingly positive, with blaming victims and… Continue reading A Contribution to the Discussion of Sexual Harassment in the Swing Dance Community
I feel a bit sheepish for how little I’ve posted in this blog over the past few months. It’s amazing how life can just sweep you away in its immediacy and leave things like being able to sit down and reflect on things one would want to articulate thoughts about at the wayside. In fact,… Continue reading Spring Resolutions!
That’s right. I got injured on the first night of Lindy Focus, THE biggest swing dance event on the east coast and probably the whole of the North America. I slipped on a patch of wax and landed on my foot the wrong way. I tried to persevere but after a minute or two of… Continue reading Things I Learned While Being Injured at Lindy Focus
Like every year, Facebook allows its users to condense an entire year into a small array of photos and statuses from the year so that people can look back fondly over 2014. Most people that have done so have commented how “good” 2014 has been and that they are sad to see it go. However,… Continue reading 2014 in Review
Like many from the swing dance community, I knew Jerry Almonte via his stunning photography and thoughtful blog/public Facebook page before I met him in real life. My roommate, Holly, was already good friends with him and he had a standing invitation to stay at our place whenever he wished to visit Baltimore/Mobtown. Getting to… Continue reading Photo Shoots with Jerry Almonte
a.k.a. Watching myself dance still hasn’t gotten any easier. It’s been 3 months since my last post, and it’s not like I haven’t tried to write. Several times I have opened a post document and started typing something or other. Some funny, some pretentious, all unfinished. And like all dry spells, it only takes one… Continue reading Dancing in the King & Queen of Mobtown Contest