When I think of the archetypal Mother I think of a weight, a force, a womb, rooted, I think of the earth and the soil.
Today I came to the realisation that being a womb for your child extends beyond the pregnancy and into the life. I cocoon, I shield I am weighted to be a ballast for my son’s stormy seas and as climbing frame. I walked on my toes till I was 18 -many can attest to that fact - it wasn't that I couldn’t walk on flat feet but that I was always ‘perched’ for
So accidentally happened upon the 'advanced stats' on my Vimeo page only to discover that my 'Kitchen Dances' (dance time.her) had reached nearly 5000 views! And from across the globe. I find this astounding given the obscurity of it. That aside I've decided to post the TOP FOUR - and a couple treasures you may have missed... just because... :) The LEAST popular one is this - don't be put off by French title - I think it's quite good... Fourth - my impeccable rendition of
Today was my first day of my residency through The Work Room based at the Tramway. While the ultimate aim is to facilitate the next stage of my Beeton/Dance.Time Her/Single Mum Project, it is also a return to my practice.
During the kitchen dances (85 in total) - I was able to carve out some time to myself in theory (in reality, my son often woke during my dance, and I always had my ear open to his needs, ergo was never truly time to myself). I chose to stop in November w
My past three days dances have varied widely. I like that. I like that I can learn something in body as well as mind by virtue of taking 30 minutes of the day to do what pleases me. Don't get me wrong - some days I don't succeed. Two night's ago my dance being a case in point, I just couldn't 'get in-it' - as as result I felt dissatisfied during and after the dance. I, as I am sure most, are 'happiness junkies' - I am sure some wise old philosopher - John Locke or what not
My Mom says I shouldn’t talk about being ‘on benefit’ (welfare). She feels this admission will hinder me getting jobs. She highlights a truth, there is a stigma attached to being jobless and ‘signing on’. It doesn’t matter what circumstances landed you there in the first place. You are, according to society, a failure. It doesn’t matter if you’ve paid taxes since the age of 16 when you got your first job, or that expected work came to an end, or didn’t materialize. Or t
It’s time to focus on our youth. “We’re already too youth obsessed!” you might say, and rightly so. Except that I would argue that the mainstream (media) focus given to ‘youth’ is not about ‘being young’ at all, but more about being fast, sexy, unlined, unlived, and (to be honest) uninteresting. This is not youth this is Stepford Wives extension re-branded for a mass audience. I would hope that even those in the under-20 age bracket would see beyond, to live more, better and