Because I’m a girl

The past few days was characterized by the female sex. I definitely have been celebrating the fact that I am a girl!

Back in December 2011, The United Nations has declared October 11 as ‘International Day of the Girl Child’. Last Thursday was the 11th of October – the first ever international Day of the Girl! This day is partly made possible by the international children’s development organization Plan, a beautiful organization for which I volunteer. That’s the reason why I could attend the special benefit night organized in Amsterdam. This special occasion was not only because of the international Day of the Girl, but it was also meant to celebrate Plan’s 75th birthday! It was a diverse evening filled with music, dance, speeches and cabaret.

But girls grow up and so did I 😉 I’m proud to be a woman now and like to express that through dancing. Yesterday I participated in a training to become a Burlesque workshop instructor. I completed the training with good result and am able to give workshops. At the end of the training we had to think about a stage name…I had no idea but they came up with ‘Chocolatease’. It’s because I look all nice and calm, but can be a little naughty when I’m lost in dancing 😀 It’s my name for now, but it’s not unusual to grow with me and change from time to time.

The thing I like about the Burlesque style is that nothing is wrong or right. Every woman is sexy and that’s what Burlesque is all about. You’re free to dance how you want, it’s important that you are able to be yourself. Acceptance is the key!

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