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March 7, 2015

Women Reclaiming Sexy: Why I Dance. {Video}

From the video: https://vimeo.com/119494981

A few months ago in Cancun I watched a woman roll around in the sand and get photographed—half in the water, sand in the boobs kind of thing.

As I was about to roll my eyes and say “cheesy,” I checked myself.

Whatever makes us feel sexy is for ourselves and no one else.

Those photographs may make that woman so stinking happy, more comfortable and sexy in her skin.

Who the f*ck am I anyway? Some cynical jackass drinking a lime margarita.

A few days ago I came across this video of women finding sexual empowerment through pole dancing—they’re shedding the teacher/sister/friend labels and finding freedom, joy and expression through pole dancing.

I loved it.

Whatever makes you feel sexy—do that.

 

Relephant:

The Sexiest Quality In Anyone. (Hint: It’s Not Confidence.)

 

Author: Janne Robinson

Editors: Katarina Tavčar / Renee Picard 

Photo: Vimeo screenshot

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Andy Mar 10, 2015 12:52am

Not quite sure what I, as a 50 year old feminist and a dancer, am supposed to feel about this.

Ashley Mar 8, 2015 4:59pm

I love this. I get shamed and talked shit about for doing things that make me feel sexy. Even if I just dress nice and get all dolled up and go out with my girl friends, I get looked at weird because I’m married but you know what sometimes I need to dress up for myself and feel sexy just for me. I love this.

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Janne Robinson

Janne Robinson is a 21st-century feminist beat poet. Her voice haunts with the legacy of early feminists and poets such as Gloria Steinem, Charles Bukowski, and Jack Kerouac. Her no sugar shit prose cuts with the honesty and simplicity of Bukowski and the romantic reliability of Kerouac. Her poetry leads like a woman, walking with fire in the footprints of Steinem—breathing sexual liberation, choice, and overall championing women to their birthright of not only equality but leadership.

Robinson notoriously states that her career is to “share slabs of her heart for a living.” Her ability to capture the human experience with unrefined sincerity makes her an incredible force in the modern landscape of personal expression.

Her loyal following of enthusiasts on social media are there not only for her brutal honesty and lyrical grace but also for her lifestyle, which is a mirror of her devotion to joy and refusal to work to work to work to die. Robinson’s films and art shit on the societal “shoulds” and norms and encourage people to ‘build their own box’. She is an outrageous idealist and master at effortlessly marrying the life she wishes to live with her work, and this enrages and inspires many who believe they are trapped.

Robinson’s foray into directing and the multimedia world was in directing a spoken word poetry film in NYC involving 18 women reading the lines from her poem, “This Is For The Women Who Don’t Give a Fuck.” The film was a viral sensation online and was nominated for the 2016 Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards.

Janne is very much so crowning at the beginning of what is and will be a triumphant career, and she has begun so with the hearts of millions indebted and watching as it is rare to stumble upon a woman who makes revolution nature.

You can connect with her on Instagram or at her website.