How growing older in a world of make believe helped change my life

Hey.  It’s been a long time since I’ve written here.  As I’m getting closer to my wedding, a lot of thoughts have been on my mind; mostly of events that lead to this point.  Knowing that a lot of those moments involved cosplay or conventions, I figured I’d share what’s in my noodle.  This may…

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A Dancer’s Thoughts On Microsoft’s GDC Party

Imagine you’re at an after party at a night club full of young professionals.  You’re making conversation with some of the attendees.  One woman at the party is a full time caregiver.  She works double shifts assisting a man with muscular dystrophy.  Another woman is a part time instructor for a privately owned company that…

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Cosplay For All: Empowering and Uplifting Minority Groups in Cosplay

Hi folks! It’s been a long time since I blogged, but I wanted to share a few thoughts with you.  Over the past weekend I attended Otakon 2014 in Baltimore, MD which is one of my home cons.  I’ve been attending for eight years now, and each year I go gets better and better in…

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I’M A BLACK COSPLAYER AND I’M JUST AS GOOD AS OTHER COSPLAYERS.

When I was a child, I was taught “black is beautiful,” so it was a huge surprise to me growing up that black faces were not represented in common society.  When I turned on the TV, when I flipped through magazines, even when I read books, a sea of white faces stared back at me.…

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“But you’re just a dancer”

It seems like every other blog I’m ranting about my life as a performing artist.  Many people ask me why do I do it.  It’s simple; it’s something I love and something that I have a huge passion for.  I’ve been dancing since I was in diapers, taking any classes I could since I was…

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How I became teh kitteh at New York Comic-Con 2013

  New York Comic-Con is one of the biggest conventions in the east coast, and THE biggest comic book convention in the east coast.  Overwhelmed doesn’t even begin to describe what I was feeling when I went in 2012.  I wasn’t even sure if I wanted to go this year, but with some persuasion from…

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We are performers, not punching bags: an unlikely misogyny post

Hey there.  I wish I were writing about the great time I had at my show last night, but unfortunately my night was briefly spoiled by a particular incident. I had a show in Washington, DC last night.  The way the venue was set up; we had to change downstairs and the bathroom was upstairs. …

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