When the weight is not your fault

I was recently diagnosed with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). It’s an endocrine disorder that primarily affects reproductive hormones, but can also affect other hormones like insulin. It affects about 8-10% of women and has many side effects. For me, my …



Belly dance after breast cancer

Belly dance after breast cancer

In 2013 a routine mammogram picked up DCIS, which is cancer cells in the milk duct, and after two lumpectomies, my surgeon informed me that it was very extensive in the left breast and that a mastectomy would be my …






Becoming beautiful

When I stopped worrying about being pretty, I became beautiful. Sometimes the lines between self image and public image blur. As entertainers, we often find ourselves at the mercy of pointed comments both good and bad.  The inherent responsibility of …