The Female Gaze: Belly Dancing with Confidence

Each week in The Female Gaze, Faith Newport engages the trends, events, and issues that affect women—and the men who care about them.Whatever I had been expecting when I walked through the studio door, this wasn't it. Four women, one of them our instructor, all older than me and dressed in ordinary workout clothes, barefoot in the center of a mirror less, windowless room. Plus me—yoga pants, faded sports bra, stretchy tee, ponytail. None of us looked like ballerinas, models, or dancers. But, fo … [Read more...]