Why subscribe to My Pointe Is… ?

If you’re interested in gender politics, or ballet, or the process of writing a book — or any combination of those things — this newsletter is for you.

If you’re interested in following along as I write my first book, Turning Pointe — if you want to hear about what I’m finding in archives and on ballet Instagram and buried in old ballet documentaries — this newsletter is for you.

It’s also for me. Writing a book, I’m told, is a lonely, isolating task. It’s a lot of long-term work with very little short-term payoff, and it helps to have a community of people to talk to while you do it.

Also, there will be lots of ballet puns. You think I’m joking? Girl, pliés.