Posts Tagged 'Los Angeles'

Weekly Dance Break: Royal Family (#WODLA)

Weekly Dance Break: Royal Family (#WODLA)

I get the same kind of feeling watching these women (and men!) dance that I imagine Serena Williams’ fans must get watching her win. This dancing is excellence that doesn’t worry about being sexy or beautiful or put-together, though it is all of those things. How powerful to watch these diverse women on stage, precise and strong and sexy, reveling in their bodies and their performance. How powerful to see their expressions of pure absorption, fierceness, and joy.

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Living Alone

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Living Alone

I had gotten used to the droning of the LAPD chopper helicopters. They circled above my apartment almost every night and became soothing in their familiarity. I was always awake to hear them, whether it was 1 a.m. or 4 a.m., because I lost the ability to sleep. It wasn’t insomnia. It was anxiety at its zenith. I’ve suffered from all kinds of anxiety and neuroticism all my life, but this was something new. It was unadulterated fear for my safety. And it was fucking awful.