Voices of Women

I have danced my whole life. In fact, to say this even feels strange because dance is like breathing. We cannot live without it. There is no “oh you’re a good dancer.” or “oh you’re a bad dancer.” Everyone dances. The women dance as a way of telling our story, of teaching girls how to be women. We are powerful when we dance. We are female. Our bodies are made for this just as they are made for giving birth and making love. We know how to celebrate with our bodies and moving them in certain ways reminds us of who we are.
~38, Mali West Africa