abunDANCE is a month old TODAY!!! Yaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyy!!! I am so grateful for abunDANCE, how it allows me to connect and be in contribution to others and how it is saving my life. abunDANCE is a daily reminder of how I can choose and shift …from scarcity and feelings of not being enough to being abundant at any moment. abunDANCE has given me the momentum to start letting go of things that don’t serve me, to make room for love and be graceful with myself along the way. abunDANCE is a reflection of how our dreams are important and we are enough to make it happen. On that note, I have decided that I am worthy and more than enough to open my own studio. I am currently in the works of creating a space to be our authentic self, a world in which everyone creates, lives and loves abundantly. Any support would be appreciated. Donations can be given at http://www.gofundme.com/bduf00
Next May will be my 10th year anniversary of being natural. I have fallen in love with my hair. I love how versatile it is. I love how enough it has always been. Being natural is not a trend for me, its a lifestyle. It is learning to accept and love myself, naturally. #LOVEis my hair.
I did some research on twerking and I came across:
"The downfall of Western civilization"
"Only for the ignorant, uneducated, and Ratchet"
"If you Twerk you don't love yourself"
Folks have been twerking for a long time. They may not have called it twerking, but it was happening and celebrated. In the past I (my educated, loving and apparently downfall of Western Civilization self) use believe in order to be holy or accepted, I had to do and present myself in a certain light. I didn't know then that this body is enough, and I am a reflection of my Creator, so I stay holy.
Holy is not mine to lose.
As a result, I write poems, create productions and have dance classes about choosing your body.
The mechanisms used to shame and sexualize the body is real. And I dedicated this video to it.
Come dance with me!!
Every Monday until the end of Summer! Dancewave 45 4th avenue Brooklyn NY 11217
Gentleman: oh you in there teaching them how to twerk?
Me: Yes, twerking is important.
Gentleman: What?! Twerking is important?!
Me: See, you think I’m just teaching folks how to booty pop and I’m really teaching liberation.
#LOVEis knowing your body is yours and doing what you please with it. #LOVEis celebrating how enough your body is, simply because it is yours.
#LOVEis not letting shame live in your body.
#LOVEis knowing you are much more than your body.
All this love. All this magic. #loveis #freedom #women #beauty
Biked somewhere new and found this #beauty. Not sure how to make it home yet, I’ll figure it out tho. #loveis #prospectpark #water #nature #meditation #peace #trust #love