Sam Brenneman posted this today in the Fat Chance Belly Dance group on Facebook. I loved it so much I had to share it.
…just for the record: American Tribal Style® bellydance is a subculture of the general bellydance culture. It tends toward an American stance in a number of areas, one of which is a foundation of feminism, woman power, acceptance; we do not discriminate based on body type, age, or even gender. We do everything we can to accommodate people with disabilities. We are very much about the joy inherent in dance, not so much about a glitzy image… more folk roots than Vegas entertainment.
I am a troupe director and teacher. Please be assured that I personally do not discriminate along those lines, not in class and not in my troupe. If you have the chops, you are in.
This old feminist gets behind the whole agenda. There is no wrong way to have a body. Come move it with us, and find your joy.
Thank you, Sam!