Hartebeast
I write * I fight * I dance. Sometimes I do them in synchronicity. My signature dance style is called Dancing the Elements, an alchemy of belly dance, ecstatic dance, modern dance, martial arts, and hints of the other forms, both contemporary and folkloric, that I have studied. Taught through the metaphor of Five Elements (Earth, Air, Fire, Water, Metal), the style focuses on storytelling, inspiration and innovation. I’ll be sharing performances and instruction, costuming, makeup & hair, characterization, and the creative process of my artistic journey. My grander vision for this elemental System is a creative self-development process designed for education, recreation and wellness. Its modalities are: —dance for performance & joy —meditation & breath —passion & creativity —storytelling for page & stage —martial movement & mindset As a survivor of Traumatic Brain Injury, domestic violence, sexual assault, and bodily injury, I created this System for myself. It is my greatest life’s mission to share what I’ve learned. I also hope that one day I will be self-sufficient again in spite of my disabilities. Heck, what I’d really love is to become an artistic and charitable patron in return! I also write a lot about these things on Medium, but if y’all would rather view these stories here, I can certainly upload them. (I can’t share my fiction tales here. They’re TOO-too * but you can ask me about them in private.) In keeping with my Elemental theme, I also shoot a lot of nature photography and video because...All The Pretty. I’m a multipotentialite within all my multipod modalities and I seriously need about 5 clones. You never know which medium I’ll be painting in on any given day, although I usually only paint my hair. Or walls. Sometimes my deck. My home is my temple sanctuary, so I’m sure we’ll be diving into the creation of that as well. It’s all interconnected. It’s just one big tangled box of thread spools, a collection of knots weaving the tapestry of my life. Welcome, and enjoy poking around!

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