Change Your Narrative (as A Smoker)

What started as an innocent experiment in cool became my go-to for every emotion I encountered and inhaled instead of processing and releasing. Everything got sucked inwards- something women seemed to do often.

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Overcoming Fear

Oh the fear… the fear to put yourself out there as an artist and possibly be rejected… To share my “deeper” self in a group setting is especially scary. I’m more comfortable one-on-one. There’s the fear to perform in a small group in front of dancers who are much better . If the choreo is…

Author Mandy Maloney interviews UA30

Welcome to mnmaloney.wordpress.com, Anouschka! I’m pretty pumped for this interview today and the reason is simple: dance! Like you dance has always called to me. Unlike you I started when I was a child, in fourth grade, although for some styles of dance that’s still considered an advanced age to start first lessons. Now my…

Dancing Clean-Clearing Clutter

In my quest to dance clean, I clear the clutter from my mind. I focus on one thing and my mind says, “whoah no more room in here, better throw away some things (memories, thoughts, observations) that don’t serve”.