Wednesday, 17 June 2015

#WomanPowerWednesday || Martha Graham

Back when I was a dance student, I was introduced to the works of Martha Graham who was a well known contemporary dancer. 
Those who come from a dance background are more than likely aware that she is often referred as 'Mother of Modern Dance' as she took the stylistic qualities of ballet, put her own twist on it and then performed it to the world. 
She inspires me because when she first started performing her style of dance, many audiences didn't approve as ballet was the norm, therefore she received plenty of criticisms. However, she continued to perform and opened up her own dance school and company in New York, whilst making modern and contemporary dance increasingly popular, alongside other dancers of the time. 
I like to remember this when writing content for my blog. I try my best to be imaginative and express myself through my blog, just as she did through her dance, rather than being another unoriginal writer. I embrace any negative responses, just as she did, in order to improve myself and my blog, and happily accept praises.
Another reason why she inspires me is that she began her dance career in her twenties, which is quite late for a dancer, making it harder to do well and succeed in their career. 
I like to remember this when considering a new hobby, interest or activity. I found in the past that I would make excuses and build unnecessary barriers that prevented me from trying new things to enjoy. Now, after studying her dance and learning about her, I am much happier with my life as I have learnt that it is never too late and that you shouldn't shut a door that you've never been through. 
I hope that you have enjoyed reading this post as much as I have enjoyed writing it.
Let me know in the comments below, on my blog or by contacting me, who it is that inspires you and why, I would love to find out!
Here is my favourite Martha Graham quote -

About The Author - Hi! I’m Zoe, owner, founder and editor of Fashionista Studios. I began my blog in May 2015 as a project to promote my coding, communication and digital marketing skills. Sure, this helped me land interviews, but I quickly found myself falling in love with fashion and beauty, and enjoyed sharing my views. I’m 18, from the welcoming countryside of Cheshire. 

1 comment:

  1. Great post! I love these types of posts there very motivating! xo


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