Help Fund Irreverent Dance: Europe’s First Gender-Neutral Body-Positive Dance Studio

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Last July, I had the good fortune to attend a Contact Improvisation workshop organised by London-based dance community, Irreverent Dance. Any reservations I may have had about how my body and its abilities would be received by my new peers were immediately quelled as soon as I walked into the studio. I was surrounded by a group ...

Real women

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Real women have curves. Real women are thin. Real women have large breasts. Real women have small chests. Real women have long, spindly fingers, or they have short fingers with manicured nails, or nails bitten in anxiety. Real women are hairless. Real women enjoy lying in bed, absently twisting the curls in their pubic hair. ...

Just as offensive

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As you may have realised, the body issue is one close to my heart. I don't believe in the idea of a 'perfect body', and so I believe in every person feeling empowered, regardless of their weight and shape. In theory, you would think I should be happy about this. It is a magazine - apparently ...

Let’s reclaim our bodies

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I want you all to read the amazing Gala Darling's post on Radical Self-Hate and why it should be stopped. It's about time women (and men!) claimed their bodies back and stopped flagellating themselves for eating a chocolate, or for not fitting into a pair of size zero jeans, or for not being "pretty enough". The issue ...

Body positive

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These days, being fattist (or size-ist) is an acceptable form of prejudice. It's frowned upon to make racist comments; you can't tell a woman her place is in the kitchen; most people even know that you can't 'catch' gayness just by being friends with gay people. However, it's still perfectly acceptable to judge a person ...