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And so the law school touring begins 📖 #lawlawland #uclalaw #lalife

Fierce Fridays ...the sun is shining & we are boshing through last minute show prep #lawlawland #lion #costume #dancecostume #dance #showtime #show #sunny #roar #fierce #happyfriday #sunshine #happy #sewing #mission #showbiz #love

Morning yoga practice in the garden ...little Magda is confused. No rain? No snow? Woohoo loving this sunny (yet blustery) Wednesday! #lawlawland #yoga #downwarddog #doggie #dogsofinsta #magslife #Magda #jorkie #dogsdoyoga #exercisemat #yogamat #outdoors #sun #sunnydays #happywednesday #irongym #foamroller #exercise #exerciseoutdoors #happy #fitness #love #wellbeing #fillyourcup #stretch #namaste

So as I said yesterday - I’m currently reading ‘The Year of Yes’ by @shondarhimes . I’ve just got to the ‘Yes to saying No’ chapter & it’s made me dig deep & think.
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It’s made me think about all the times I’ve allowed things to happen that I didn’t feel comfortable with. It’s made me think about the times I don’t say anything or a meek ‘ok that’s fine’ when people want to walk all over me. Why is NO so hard to say?!!! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
If someone offers me meat I say ‘no thank you, I’m a vegetarian’ ...but even that no has a reason to back it up, to justify it.
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A ‘no thank you’ would be suffice.
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The thing that sprung to mind immediately was one particular situation. In my chosen industry, the entertainment industry, we do indeed get asked to do things ‘normal people’ aren’t.
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It’s a weird & wonderful land of randomness - & I simply love it!! However, it’s also a place where people can take advantage of others, where hierarchy & power is often, unfortunately, abused.
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My mind flits to being in a performance space alone, with a man. That man is a choreographer, director ...my boss. He asks me to ‘seduce’ him! Now, being a dancer we get asked to ‘pretend to be’, ‘act like’ or ‘move like’ all sorts of things however, now I’m older & somewhat wiser, I cannot help but feel this was a distinct abuse of power.
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The ‘seduction’ task set was nothing to do with the dance piece we were creating ...I remember feeling embarrassed & torn at the time. Is this work, or is this something else?!
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If I could go back in time now I would stand there & say a firm ‘NO’ ...because we have a voice & we have a right to use it! Saying no does not make us difficult to work with or a ‘spoil sport’. I’m not less of an artist because I decide that I’m not comfortable with the situation.
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We all can & SHOULD say no more often!
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#lawlawland #no #theyearofyes #standup #dancerslife #power #strength #speakup #metoo #bestrong #empower #iamwoman #listen #love #nonono

It’s Sunday morning ...10.00am & we are still in bed. This doesn’t happen often, we are a ‘still wake up at 6.00am even on a rare day off’ kind of household. We did wake up ...but we’ve had two cups of #yorkshiretea (thank you husband!) & sat chatting & reading. Talking about life ...about how things have changed, about how blessed we are. I have also talked about this new book ...I haven’t been able to put it down! I’m a #shondarhimes fan ...like a HUGE fan ...I don’t do ‘tv’ in general but her shows - oh my - I get excited for time spent in Meredith & Olivia’s world! As the husband has made ‘tea three’ I have sat in bed reading with tears literally rolling down my face. Shonda writes amazingly (of course - being the kickass TV writer that she is) ...but you feel like you know her & her ‘Year of Yes’ is a thought-provoking, heart-warming, powerful read! Thank you @shondarhimes ...I now not only love your shows but love their creator too! #lawlawland #girlcrush #greysanatomy #scandal #yearofyes #love #women #empoweringwomen #strongth #fierce #writing #tv #tgit #girlboss #book #shondaland #bookworm #lazyday #inspired #happiness #happysunday

Having fun injecting ‘bounce’ into my brushed lettering after our Calligraphy Level Two workshop yesterday with the very lovely @nikkiwhistoninks #lawlawland #brushedlettering #calligraphy #dance #ink #learning #newskill #moderncalligraphy #shutupanddancewithme #shutupanddance #happy #love #enjoy

Only a little under an hour left to wait! #msulaw #lawlawland

Alice is at call. I’m on my undergrad campus! #proudmom#msu#msulaw#lawlawland

Follow the craziness that is my place of employment @lawlawland.t.o ! We promise to entertain you -- hopefully without being fired, or sued. 😂 #legallyblonde #lawlawland

Schwerpunktarbeit fertig und endlich wieder draußen!

Die Sonnenbrille ist kein modisches Accessoire, sondern reine Schutzmaßnahme vor Tageslicht, nachdem 4 Wochen lang visuelle Reize lediglich von einem Laptop-Bildschirm in einem dunklen Raum ausgingen. ☝️😂 #lebenamlimit #painistemporary #lawdegreeisforever #indubioprosecco #lawlawland #lawstudent #beach #maritim #kiel #förde #balticsea

We are so much bigger than our singular bodies ...let’s look up today in wonder as we remember the inspiring human that was #stephenhawking #lawlawland #rip #lookup #stars #hawking #theoryofeverything #passion #drive #fight #believe #wearebiggerthanourselves #universe #reflect #brushedlettering #calligraphy #moderncalligraphy #inspired #goodlife #love

Had so much fun at my first #WLAAuction. I won a bottle of wine and tons of memories! Can't wait til next year! #LawLawLand

I’ve stolen this from @beveridgehazel ...because today isn’t all sunshine & flowers for everyone. Mother’s Day is tough for many & for those listed above I send lots of love! #lawlawland #mothersday #mother #mum #flowers #motheringsunday #happymothersday #loss #heartache #love

Today I’m tucked up in bed poorly sick (boo!) but my new book arrived - yey! Another purchase as recommended by @hal_elrod ...thanks for the introduction via podcast!@beingthegreatest #lawlawland #philhellmuth #halelrod #tmm #reading #selfdevelopment #positivity #book #books #amazonprime #podcast #mind #growth #bepositive #grow #love #passion #happiness

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