Who Wants to Dance IN PERSON?

“If you want to be a true professional, you will do something outside yourself. Something to repair tears in your community. Something to make life a little better for people less fortunate than you. That’s what I think a meaningful life is – living not for oneself, but for one’s community.” Supreme Court Justice RuthContinue reading “Who Wants to Dance IN PERSON?”

Celebrate National Dance Day THIS Saturday!

“Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family: Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.” Jane Howard Dear Friends, This week, some of you got to witness something that has never ever happened before… My family dancing TOGETHER! My parents and sister obviously knowContinue reading “Celebrate National Dance Day THIS Saturday!”

3 Reasons You Should Watch Mulan (2020) – and Dance

“You told me my journey was impossible, yet here I stand.” Mulan Dear Friends, Growing up, my top 5 favorite female role models on TV were the cartoon characters Jem and She-Ra, Farrah Fawcett from Charlie’s Angels, Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman, and Sarah Jessica Parker from Girls Just Want To Have Fun (I mustContinue reading “3 Reasons You Should Watch Mulan (2020) – and Dance”

Inspiration From A Real Life Superhero: Chadwick Boseman

Dear Friends, Who just re-watched Black Panther? One of the songs I choreographed 2 years ago was “Wakanda Forever” by Sho Madjozi and Ycee, inspired by the epic Avengers movie. My girls know the song. They know the dance moves. But they don’t know where the song came from. So tonight for our family movieContinue reading “Inspiration From A Real Life Superhero: Chadwick Boseman”

I’m Going Going, Back Back, To School School

“One hundred years from now, it will not matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, how much money was in my bank account, nor what my clothes looked like. But the world may be a better place because I was important in the life of a child.” ForestContinue reading “I’m Going Going, Back Back, To School School”

Surviving Covid-19

“If you see something that is not right, not fair, not just, you have a moral obligation to do something about it.” John Lewis Dear Friends, A few weeks back, I shared a TikTok video I had made about getting intentionally pushed by an older white male walking out of an ice cream shop inContinue reading “Surviving Covid-19”

Can You Breathe?

“In this house, we believe: Black lives matter. Feminism is for everyone. Humans are not illegal. Science is real. Love is love. Kindness is everything.” Dear Friends, I wanted to title this week’s blog, “Speechless.” And end it there. But I can’t. If I am speechless, then that means I’ve gone back to staying silent.Continue reading “Can You Breathe?”

The Covid-19 Pandemic Through a Cancer Survivor’s Perspective

“You will listen to a bird, really listen to it; you will look at a city sidewalk or a mountain or a single beautiful tree, and really see it. And you will finally – finally – live in the moment. Because that is all we have.” Laura Holmes Haddad Dear Friends, One of the beautiful moments of shelter-in-place has been… theContinue reading “The Covid-19 Pandemic Through a Cancer Survivor’s Perspective”