"I spent years being afraid of my own thighs. I never wore shorts or short skirts for fear that someone would see my cellulite or notice that my thighs jiggled when I walked. I quit dance in college, my favorite high school sport, because I grew tired of being in the back of the group – not because I was a bad dancer, but because I was “too short and too fat” to be in front. When a friend convinced me to attend a burlesque show, I was curious but cautious. The American art form involves a performer entering the stage in a lavish costume, and through storytelling, dance and sometimes circus tricks, removing layers of costuming to a final reveal of panties and pasties. I like to call it lowbrow art for highbrow people."Read the full piece on their website.
I am honored to be included in Girls to the Moon's second annual Campference this year, and as a speaker, they asked if I would be interested in writing a piece on my topic, Loving Your Body Through Thick and Thin. With their help, my piece is now published in the Tennessean!