She be doing nothing but Laundry

I got some excellent fan mail over the weekend:

“you need to get her to be more fan based oriented like actually talking to us and doing auto graphs she ignored us and ran off stage after wouldn’t talk to any one or do pictures and auto graphs…with out her fans she be doing nothing but laundry right now.”

And then I saw this Read More

They are all Precious

I am still boiling mad about the terrible tragedy of Megan Meier. She is the young teenage girl who committed suicide after being bullied online by her friend’s MOM. I think it is horrible and I hope that there will be some sort of justice played out here. Even if there is no case brought against the perpetrators, I truly believe in the power Read More

Leave Britney Alone

I just saw a picture online of Britney’s period stain and I am horrified. I don’t know why they would post a picture of that and I really feel terrible about it. I think that the paparazzi have gone too far. It is just tasteless and barbaric. I am so sorry for Britney and I hope she ok. The only thing I can think of Read More

Self Defense

I was driving on the 80 east, just after another wondrous day at an incredible dance workshop. The whole day was spent sweating it out with all these gorgeous women, feeling powerful and beautiful and incredibly alive, so I probably wasn’t as aware of my surroundings as I should have been, but I was in my car, driving down a crowded freeway at 4 in Read More

Beautiful

A DJ asked me, “What if you woke up tomorrow, and you were beautiful? I mean really beautiful. You were 19, blonde, weighed 110 pounds, 5’11″ and beautiful. What would you do?”

Maybe I mentioned this before. But I can’t let it go.

Once a friend was upset about going home.
Me: “Why?”
Her: “Because you can take a cab, but I can’t.”
Me: “Why not?”
Her: “Because I am really Read More

Swan Lake

Whether you are an ugly duckling or a fully grown, glorious former or present cygnet, fly, don’t swim or walk to go see Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake. There are a few performances left at the Ahmanson in Los Angeles, and I wish I could be at every one.

I love swans. I have had an affinity for them ever since I Read More

Belly Dance

I was dancing when I was eight, I was dancing when I was eight. Is it strange to dance so late?

I think I might have stopped dancing when I was eight because my father told me I was fat. After that, you just have a hard time getting yourself off the ground. It was like I put on lead shoes and didn’t take them off Read More

Why I’m Political

Why am I political? Because society’s consistent and constant disregard and lack of respect for minorities, even the title ‘minority,’ when in many areas of the country we are in fact the majority, is too much to bear silently. Their insistence at our invisibility, whether it is as subtle as non-inclusion, or as loud as violent hate crimes, is contagious, and can make me hide Read More

In Defense of Michelle Malkin

Michelle Malkin, the author of the controversial book, In Defense of Internment, speaks from University of California at Berkeley, fiercely trying to defend her position against the loud and angry demonstration outside protesting her appearance. Malkin’s views are incredibly unpopular, especially on such a liberal campus. Her take on the racial politics of the internment of Japanese Americans during World Read More

If I Could Turn Back Time

Many years ago, I participated in a benefit for the women of Afghanistan. It was the first I had really heard of the Taliban, and Mavis Leno was heading an activist movement to educate American women about the grave state of gender politics in Afghanistan. All the Hollywood actresses, famous and obscure, the Judds (all three!), television and film luminaries, pretty much everyone from Debra Read More