For me, forgiveness and compassion are always linked: how do we hold people...– bell hooks. (via alithea)
One day, I would have all the books in the world, shelves and shelves of them. I...– The Evolution of Calpurna Tate (via lipstick-feminists)
Cupcakes For Breakfast.: sugaryumyum: “Like most... →
I want to beat the guys who tell me “But why can’t you/she just say NO?” over the head with this text. sugaryumyum: “Like most women, I currently live in a society where violence, harassment and scary shit can break out at any moment, just because I told some random asshole “no” without bothering to be nice about it. Doing that is so dangerous that most women don’t dare; after...
New training day achievement: unlocked!
Went to the Circus Project’s open aerial gym tonight, thanks to the urging of my good friend and acro base Josai. I am now hovering at that beautiful moment of having my ideal training schedule, which is as follows: Sunday: Lyra class at Nightflight Monday: Rest day (at home stretching and upper body/ab work) Tuesday: Beginning Aerial 2 Wednesday: Juggling club and acro Thursday: Open...
Just ripped a new hole in my favorite pair today. Truth. t3apot: You know you are an Aerialist when all your tights are worn away or have holes on the inner thigh.
Sitting On Your Own Head: Increasing Flexibility... →
Ah ha! I was referencing this piece on genetic flexibility to someone at our conditioning session tonight. Super interesting to me, as someone with a naturally flexible back who’s always explaining that I both worked my ass off to get my deep bend but also had genetic help. I do want to know more specifics than she goes into here- HOW does spinal cartilage affect back flexibility, for...
More dance wraps and straddle backs tonight!
I’m keeping with my goal of celebrating every victory to note that I nailed two perfect dance wraps and two straddle backs tonight. The secret ingredient was massive amounts of concentration and will power- as usual, I already had most of the muscle built up to capably do it, I was just lacking the focus and will power.
DëⒶth Chürch: The Red & Black Cafe in Portland... →
Nooo! I love the Red and Black. If you live in Portland, seriously consider stopping by and giving them your money in exchange for something delicious. leahxvx: Hey! Are you in Portland? Are you nearby? Or not? The R&B, Portland’s own anarchist, vegan, worker owned cafe (internationally known for kicking out a cop) is in a dire financial situation. They need donations, shows, or just...
Second silks/trapeze class of the term tonight
And it went…okay. It went really well in terms of what I did- I got three good straddle beats on the trapeze, which felt amazing. I nailed a dance wrap (thanks, prescient dream!) and did it twice because I didn’t believe I finally got it, and rewarded myself with a super deep split in the air. I discovered that I can control my hip key into a straight legged, piked straddle on the way...