#jesusyear Day 21: Audrey Hepburn & I took spin w/ @sassletic at the Crunch 34th street location. It is so fancy I got lost on the way to the bathroom. #1newthingaday
#JesusYear Day 20: I call this new move “The Crotch Coffin” because it involves using my crotch of steel. #1newthingaday #aerialsilks #fitandbeautiful
#jesusyear Day 19: First time winning the lottery ($4!!!), first time meeting Betsy Ross HERSELF, first time learning to make a five-point star, first trip to Benjamin Franklin’s gravesite. You guys, if it weren’t for Benjamin Franklin, we wouldn’t have firemen!!!!! And, I have a new #jesusyear mantra to add to my collection: “With a little courage, and a lot of hard work, anything is possible.” ~ Betsy Ross historical reenactor
#jesusyear Day 18: First breakfast torta, first trip to Philadelphia (doing secret scouting w/ @littlelordnyc), first pork sandwich from Dinic’s, first encounter with a German Bible from 1800’s, first encounter with the history of barn stars, first time tasting cinnamon bun popcorn, which the nice Amish man poured into my hand. (at Philadelphia, PA)
I couldn’t take a picture of it because I was upside down, but I learned this knee hook cross-over thing, and I had to hook my weaker knee so I could hold on with my stronger hand, and my legs were already sore because Buffin was very busy the day before, making me stronger. So I hook my weak knee, hold on with my strong hand, bring my other knee to my chest for some added hold, and for a second, I have it. I am in. All impossible things have colluded for a moment to become a possible thing. And then, as always, the thought crosses my mind that, “Fuck. I have to learn how to do this 15 feet in the air.” And then I have to have that thought, and still not let go.
#jesusyear Day 16: My #gymboyfriends are out of control. It’s exhausting being this scintillating. #1newthingaday
While reading in the bathtub, I was very excited to see my girl @megayoga mentioned in @fitnessmagazine! Yeah MegaYoga.com!!!! #plussize #yoga #fitandbeautiful
#jesusyear Day 14, part 2: I finally jump on the @boweryboysnyc bandwagon, and find a whole new way to nerd out while doing dishes in my vintage negligee. #1newthingaday
#jesusyear Day 14: new glitter manicure combination & experiments in fancy dried fruits. #1newthingaday
I’m on TV!
Toni On! New York came to film one of my aerial silks classes a few months ago. You can see me on the silks (wearing green) starting at about 1:15. Now I’m famous for fitness!
#jesusyear Day 13: How to have your first breast MRI:1) Fight with your insurance. These doctors can’t get enough pictures of your non-cancerous boobs & you’re going to help them get some! 2) Sleep in foam curlers so the magic power of curly silken hair will protect you from potential bad luck and suspicious lumps 3) Wear bright pink lipstick 4) Put on 2 robes. Be told you’re wearing them wrong. Change them. Now be mad because your way was more flattering. 5) Lie really still for 25 minutes. You can’t take your iPod in with you, but that’s okay because you have Mariah Carey’s Greatest Hits memorized. “Listen” to MC’s Greatist Hits while practicing meditative breathing. 6) Fall half asleep. All the clanging & banging is kind of comforting - like sleeping next to NYC garbage trucks. 7) When you get nervous when they inject the dye (what’s it called? Godzilla-um?), notice your silky golden curls falling around the face pillow. May the power of Rapunzel hair compel you! 8) When the nurse tells you she doesn’t know how to swim while she’s removing your IV, suggest she retire & become a mermaid. Are you drunk on magnetic resonance? 9) Buy yourself prizes, and drink fancy coffee, you know, to flush out the dye. 10) Do not google #breastcancer. Do google image “rapunzel hair.” @bebrightpink @xovain #earlydetection #1newthingaday
The Bomb & The Bombshell reporting for duty! Flaming Mermaid Broken Star performs at 2:30pm (at Socrates Sculpture Park)
A composite of my aerial doubles act with my blowup doll, because I’m very proud. #aerialsilks #brooklyn