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Bree, 25, adult-lite, professional writer/reporter/editor for a group of magazines in Toronto.

5'6", she/her/hers pronouns, bi, cis, skinny, white, arms roughly one metre long each. Vegan, cat-mother, WLU Grad, dance teacher, choreographer. Lover of healthy food, animals of all kinds, skateboarding, longboarding, rock and roll, plaid shirts, pretty girls, men with beards, hockey, climbing. Climbing is my life. I cannot overstate the importance of it. Pro-feminist. Anti-radfem. What some might call a "genderist."

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vegan-yums:

Vegan super fudgy marble ice cream / Recipe

vegan-yums:

Vegan super fudgy marble ice cream / Recipe

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— 4 hours ago with 804 notes

So thinking about the East Coast and he fiddle made me think of my best friend in middle school whom I drifted apart from pretty gradually in that really common way and I’ve been trying desperately to find her online and I just can’t.

I remember showing up at her house once the summer, 2007. I was on my way to visit my boyfriend and decided to just say hi. She was so happy to see me. We talked like we never were apart. We hadn’t had a good talk in three years, maybe four. She was going off to University of New Brunswick, I was staying for an extra year of school. We said we’d keep in touch, but I knew she was always shy about things like Facebook.

I just… feel so sad, like, cry-sad, that I can’t find her online. Because I feel like she doesn’t exist anymore.

— 13 hours ago with 1 note

If I’m going to have a public platform, I want to use it not just to elevate myself but to elevate issues that are important to me… there are so many more trans folks coming forward and saying, ‘This is who I am, this is my story, I will not be silent anymore, I will not be in hiding anymore,’ and that’s when a movement really happens, right?

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— 14 hours ago with 2361 notes

roooneymaras:

this show is so fucking real

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— 14 hours ago with 116535 notes
Attention world: the following things are not the same as any of the other things on the list and you should stop .thinking that they are

irishdancerv8:

wow-suchbree-veryblog:

  • Tap dancing
  • Clogging
  • Irish dancing
  • Highland dancing
  • Celtic step dancing

Bonus: the following is not and has never been a genre of dance:

  • Riverdance

what’s celtic step dancing?

It’s a style that I’ve never danced myself but it was pretty big where I grew up (northeastern Ontario) and appears to be pretty big in the Ottawa area too, and I’m sure there are other regions especially in the US where it’s popular. It’s done with shoes similar to traditional taps but they have bell taps (three pieces instead of one whole piece). That creates a louder, clippy sound. It’s more stationary with more constant footwork and sound than tap, but untrained eyes see them as the same thing. There’s very little arm movement, if any it’s very uncomplicated. You often find studios dedicated solely to step dancing, or more commonly, fiddle and step dance.

I know that in Canada it’s very popular among East coasters and it’s more of a cultural/folk thing there. My best friend in middle school was a Nova Scotian and her father was taught as a young boy. It’s not too competitive, but there are some fiddle and step dance competitions (always the two together). They’re not like typical dance competitions. One studio in Ottawa did enter their step numbers in a conventional dance competition, but they had to enter everything under “open.” (They’re a far more contemporary step studio, using traditional techniques to a lot of contemporary music).

Here are some good videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbMEUOhxHsk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYxwlGFL1Ow (this is the studio I was referring to that does to the typical competition circuit — this vaudeville number is definitely stylized)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CzNzyeXkVqU

— 14 hours ago with 291 notes

There’s this studio from my hometown that opened a few months after I moved away and is pretty much the only other “serious” studio besides my old one and the one school that was almost entirely ballet-focused. They’re the only other ones who offer a real acro or competitive program, and they’ve poached a LOT of my studio’s old students and have a HUGE number of rec students.

Despite this, their choreography is laughable, their students are technically very weak and they over-estimate their own abilities to a point where you feel embarrassed secondhand.

And I hate to say this because I love being from an isolated Northern town sometimes, but people there really don’t know shit about dance.

Like, dancers know shit about dance there, but your average person doesn’t. And that may be true as well if you live in Toronto or Ottawa or Niagara or whatever but at least you can go to a dance competition, go to a professional show, you have a couple dozen recitals you can go to every year, you get the vaguest idea of what is what there.

A studio like the one that swept into my hometown would not only never get off the ground, it would be burned down by angry dancers for what they’ve done to the art.

"But Bree, art isn’t about being the best!"

Of course it isn’t! I’d be one to talk about being the best — I’m one of the worst “good” dancers I know (and any dancer reading this knows that that does make sense).

But there’s still something to be said about proper training. You don’t have to be the best at math, but you still shouldn’t wilfully subject yourself to a teacher who taught you that 2+2=5, much less pay for it.

And it’s not like 2+2=5 can ruin your knees or your back.

But learning that 2+2=5 might make you study a certain way for an entrance exam, think you have it in the bag and wind up totally embarrassed when you don’t get into your dream school and look like a fool.

I really love city life but I really feel an obligation to settle back up North, in a small town, and really help them out in the whole dance department.

They know no better right now.

I don’t know, it just makes me sad.

— 14 hours ago with 3 notes
#dance  #rambles 

jalenrosed:

space jam is the greatest cultural phenomenon that the united states has ever offered to the rest of the world

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— 14 hours ago with 781 notes
frogflesh:

I love this so much I reblog it every time I see it on my dash

Don Valley Parkway, Southbound, vaguely Lawrence Avenue-ish!

frogflesh:

I love this so much I reblog it every time I see it on my dash

Don Valley Parkway, Southbound, vaguely Lawrence Avenue-ish!

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— 15 hours ago with 586329 notes
thesoftghetto:

frantzofanon:

大家你好!!! check out my new tattoo!! it means “harmony” in english!!! I can’t wait to start showing white people my tattoo and asking them if they can understand it!!! TFW YOLO! (That’s what they say right?)

So much shade I have to get a damn coat..

thesoftghetto:

frantzofanon:

大家你好!!! check out my new tattoo!! it means “harmony” in english!!! I can’t wait to start showing white people my tattoo and asking them if they can understand it!!! TFW YOLO! (That’s what they say right?)

So much shade I have to get a damn coat..

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goodbyetomysociallife:

wow-suchbree-veryblog:

To amateur journalists covering Ferguson, or anyone currently there who wants to play the part of a journalist:

1) You have every right to film what’s going on.
2) You have every right to record audio of what’s going on. If you do not intend to publish or make money from the recording, the other…

In the US we have had several court cases that have confirmed your rights to record the police in public, as long as you are not interfering with what they are doing.

One of the issues in the Toronto mayoral race that is not nearly as prominent as it should be is the requirement for all cops to wear lapel cams. It should be mandatory everywhere or this shit would be a lot more interesting.

— 18 hours ago with 4 notes