Irreverent Dance do Pride

Back in May, I received an email from the diversity officer at work about what we could do to celebrate this year's Pride Festival. I clicked the link and browsed the events on offer, but one thing stood out to me about everything else... you could apply to be an official walking group in the... Continue Reading →

Abuse, discrimination and solidarity

Have you ever been yelled at in the street or discriminated against because of your gender? Laura Bates has, and she set up the Everyday Sexism Project in 2012 to document women's routine experiences of prejudice in order to prove how bad the problem is and create some solidarity. Since then, the project has helped... Continue Reading →

How to be a trans ally

If you've been anywhere near the internet this week, you'll have noticed that journalist Suzanne Moore flounced off Twitter after making an ass of herself by not apologising for something. We all say the wrong thing from time to time - accidentally selecting offensive words instead of inoffensive ones - but I like to think... Continue Reading →

Support Irreverent Dance!

Earlier this year, my talented and inspiring best friend, Amanda Jones, started a offering body-positive LGBTQ-friendly adult beginners dance classes. As a qualified dance teacher, when friends told her that they would love to learn ballet but couldn't find any classes to suit them, Amanda decided to create one. I took part in her first... Continue Reading →

Irreverent Ballet

Have you ever wanted to learn ballet? I have to admit that it never particularly appealed to me. A strict rules and "we're not here to have fun" approach to getting fit isn't really my thing. Even as a child, when I wasn't allowed to opt out of this whole exercise malarkey, I preferred the... Continue Reading →

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