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It's me, pie, I'm the problem, it's me
(I’m kidding, pie is never a problem. Neither are Taylor Swift jokes).
I know your inboxes are overflowing with Black Friday and Cyber Monday promotions, and I’ll make my addition short and sweet:
Turning Pointe makes a great Christmas present for the dancer in your life, who may or may not be exhausted by yet another Nutcracker
The paperback of Turning Pointe is available for pre-order and will be out in May, just in time for summer intensive season
My debut romance novel, Pas de Don’t, is also available for pre-order and if you buy it now for a booklover in your life, and send me a redacted receipt, I’ll put a handwritten note in the mail explaining what their Christmas present is and why it’s going to be a few months late.
Finally, if you’re less of a Black Friday person and more of a Giving Tuesday sort, here are some great dance causes that are worth your time and money:
STEM From Dance, which is using dance to close the racial and gender gap in STEM
Brown Girls Do Ballet, which is funding studios that serve Black ballet students, as well as scholarships, pointe shoes, and skin-tone appropriate dance supplies for Black dancers
Your local abortion fund, because there is no ballet without bodily autonomy
That’s it from me. I hope you’ve had a restful weekend, full of loved ones, midday naps, and of course, pie.