One Way of Being the Change I Want to See in the World

My parents did everything they could to make it financially possible for me to dance growing up in an increasingly expensive sector. They made sacrifices and worked multiple jobs. I am an only child. When I was 15, I had the opportunity to attend a summer training opportunity in the Edge studio in LA. I… Read More

Get to Know the Custodian

I am following my longest post of all time with my shortest post ever. This one is a simple request: Get to know the custodian… of your child’s school, of your office, of your university, of the library or community center, of the gym,,… Look around you. Say hello. You might see my dad. He… Read More

Talking About a Revolution Won't Make You Liberal

Before you read this blog post, stand up and turn around yourself once. See what you can see, experience any change, and then come back around in a new or similar state. Perform a single revolution. You can even do it seated if you are in a swivel chair. I am serious and will wait… Read More

My 2016 Resources for Social Practice Artists

In the next two weeks, I will be speaking publicly, and I wanted to invite you all to those events, but I also offer you a few of my current resources for this work. First, you are cordially invited to Hope College and SUNY Purchase. Both events are free and open to the public.  … Read More

How to Get a Life in 2016

I imagine the world turning, one big celebratory spin today. With each increment in the rotation, an hourly slice of humanity launches fireworks off the face of the earth. Reaching out to the sky. Wide eyed. Reaching for someone to kiss, something to drink. Some other people decide to reach inward, towards their own center,… Read More

2 Winter Solstices Ago, I Married a Muslim

On December 21, 2013, after a year and a half of the most naturally-developing┬áromantic and companionate relationship in my life, the fella and I performed the rituals of marriage in our own way. We exchanged rings and made original vows in private. Then I put on a white dress I had found at Zara for… Read More

I Am Who You Have Been Waiting For

The official average nowadays for a job search in the United States is 6 months. Some far shorter, some far longer. A friend in the IT field found a new position in a week. I am on Month 5. I have found a number of exciting opportunities, even developing dance programs for children with life-threatening… Read More

Still Trying to Diversify in the Arts

I am currently looking for a job. And for many, if not all, the job postings I read, I would lean towards hiring a candidate of color if I were hiring. That’s my truth. We need more racial diversity in arts management and leadership. No question. Even with my experience, skills and ideas, I would… Read More