Wednesday, May 6, 2015

The Bellydancer's Body

Imagine going to work, and having your co-workers talk about your body like it's the weather. To your face. Every day.
My homegirl and colleague Luna dances in Cairo, and when she's not busy being slut/fat/skinny-shamed she writes a blog. Here's a piece I co-authored, about the body image of bellydancers all around Arabia.

Back home, we have this notion that bellydance has a more accommodating aesthetic than other dances - that this art is for all sizes, shapes, colors, and ages. And that may very well be the case, for two reasons. We insist on it being that way, and second, bellydance is not a mainstream form of entertainment there...

Read the rest here.