No, actually. That’s incorrect.
So far’s I can tell, this is how it goes:
Sister writes moderately feminist (not especially radical feminist) piece about gender shit in dancing.
Some of her peeps read it, link it up. Word circulates. Peeps get to chatting. Tumblr gets a-whirring. Discourse, discussion, grown up talk and thinking happens. All [...]
In May 2011 I wrote a post called A difficult conversation about sexual violence in swing dance communities
I need to bump this post again, because it’s been getting a stack of traffic lately.
This was one of the most difficult things I’ve ever written. When I started linking ideas together, and mapping out [...]
I read some thing on vernacular jazz dance about the lack of female DJs at European swing dance events…which I now realise was a response to my joke post about women DJs, which was actually Olive and Astrid in Fringe, being science nerds.
This past MSF (which is one of the two biggest [...]
Things haven’t been so great round here, so I haven’t been able to do any Women’s History Month updates. Here’s a comic by one of my favourite illustrators, Ann Emond, because it reminds me that the best dancing in all the world is the dancing you do with your eyes closed, wearing [...]
Jeni LeGon who sadly passed away last year. From the 1935 film Hooray for Love
And in the 1937 film Swing Is Here To Stay
(another post I’ve just lifted from 2011 – late night, lots of DJing and dancing, feeling a bit too poop to be creative)
aka Mildred “Boogie” Pollard, aka Lindy hopper!
In Radio City Revels in 1938, Gibson’s in the second couple in the jam, but the first couple after the cut from the singer at [...]
It’s women’s history month again, and I’m a bit slow off the mark (again).
The theme for the Australian Women’s History Month is ‘Finding Founding Mothers’, which is alright by me.
I am so trashed. I am so wrecked. My poor, poor body. We raised > $2000 for the Taree Women and Children’s Refuge last night at One Billion (Jazz Dancers) Rising. It was an event run by a gang of women (with some male helpers) – which is really business as usual in [...]