Monday, November 24, 2014

Interview with AfterBuzz Host, Kristyn Burtt: Unplugging During Holiday Weekends

Can you tell us a bit about any upcoming projects or events that you are working on? I’m in the middle of the season for the “Dancing With the Stars” after show on AfterBuzz TV. The fans are passionate about their favorite dancers and celebs, so I have to keep on top of all of […]

Beyonce, Thank You for Making Feminism Cool Again

If you saw the 2014 VMAs, you know exactly what I’m talking about. Beyonce closed the show and brought the house down with an incredible performance. It was everything from avant garde, to provocative, to unabashedly sexy, to touching. Besides her obvious, and stunning talent and beauty the underlying message was loud and clear, “I […]

Meet Actress, Dancer and Model Sam Aotaki

Please tell us about yourself and what you do? Hi! i am Sam Aotaki, I am currently 20 years old and I’m an actress, model and dancer Can you tell us a bit about any upcoming projects that you are working on? i have a couple music videos coming, I am actually directing one myself, […]

“Act Like a Lady”? Nah.

I run the Facebook page “Pop Culture Feminism“, a page dedicated to presenting challenges to the media’s representation of beauty. I spend a lot of time googling around, looking for positive body images quotes as well as inspirational sayings. I have seen my fair share of the oddities that the internet can serve up (my […]

Dancing Again

This Guest Post graciously submitted by Mandi Degner. Last week, I finally took a long and honest look at myself in a mirror for the first time in my available memory of life. I didn’t hate her. I didn’t yell at her. I didn’t tell her she was ugly. On Tuesday, I just looked. On […]

I Rise.

As I contemplate my present life and where my life will lead next, I repeatedly return to the idea of reclamation. Body reclamation. For me, reclaiming my body coincides with reclaiming my life. Reclaiming my body – in a myriad of ways – continues to be the single most important commitment I make each day as […]

this is your brain on dance

Scientific American’s 2008 article explains that “unconscious entrainment – the process that causes us to absent-mindedly tap our feet to a beat – reflects our instinct for dance.” It would seem that our brains have evolved around rhythm! Throughout all of the movement tasks in their study, there was activation in areas of the brain that correlate […]

4 Keys To Improving Your Body Image

Graciously re-posted from Gurze Publications Whether we are in grade school, high school, college — or beyond — we can benefit from increasing our body esteem.  We know that negative body image contributes directly to an array of issues, to overall dissatisfaction and unhappiness, but also it is important to see that our bodies also […]

Dance/Movement Therapy: Accessing the Language of the Body

The Language of the Body Movement defines us from the first kick in our mother’s womb till our final breath, and we participate in a dance of life, communicating through our bodies long before we learn to speak using verbal language. Throughout our lives, body language remains our most natural means of recognizing our needs […]

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