#nyc: July 1st, 5pm, $20 #spokenword#poetry#art with #bodypositivity poetry troupe @live_big_girl along with many other art performances @ NY Festival. Performing Artists of spoken word, poetry troupe Live Big Girl: Vanessa Chica (@vanessachicawrites), RebeCa Lois (@rebeca.lois.lucret, Karina G-Lopez (@kglopez_) Live BigGirl, the play, Directed by Peggy Robles-Alvarado (@robleswrites) Come, show your support for the #bodypositive self-love, #acceptance of #bodyimage#movement! All are welcome!
Art therapy class was such a fun adventure ♥️ For some into very familiar world of colors and brushes. For others it was completely new experience. . . It is amazing how sometimes we think we are not painters or dancers or singers. . . Be ready to surprise yourself. You are a walking space of unexpected magic and transformational discoveries. . . . @cheraleejoy @yogawithaliya 📸 @teal.and.teal
The original caption I planned for this post was something like : "For those who can't dance, draw people who can." Then I realized the inherent divide I was creating with these words. Dancers over here on a pedestal and us uncoordinated people over here (myself included) watching them in awe from below. I've always idolized who "the dancer" is and, even though I have performed in shows that required me to dance, I've always felt self conscious and ill-equipt to call myself one. I call myself a mover, and even then with a sense of shame. However, I had moments of bliss is movement classes in college where I would forget how I looked and move freely in my body in a way that felt natural and alive for me. I've longed to recreate those moments. And finally I found the space! I've only been to two 5 Rhythms classes so far and I feel cracked open once more. I am learning to reclaim the word dancer. To reclaim my mind, heart and spirit. To reclaim my thoughts so that I'm not run by old paradigms. To dance is our birthright. It's in our bones and it's in the blood of our ancestors coursing through our veins. I invite/encourage you to find a container where you can feel safe to totally let go and flail and crawl and thrust and leap and shake and stomp like the wild animal (or mystical creature) you are. #freeyourself#unbounded#wonder#bliss#joy#process#fly#flow#dance#movement#reclaimyourpower#findpeace#workingin#occupyyourmind#embodiment#birthright#truth#letgo#practice#evolve#transform#shapeshift#artist#chalkdrawing#ballerina#faerie#lines#shape#goddess#divinefeminine