Some Things: Dancing

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Cameron is an illustrator hailing from Ohio. When she’s not drawing, she’s probably very, very quietly having loud thoughts about: queer things, her eventual shop, what to watch next on Netflix, food, names for her future pets, and tumblr.

Cameron has written 76 articles for us.


  1. #5 is my go to (and #2 happens, but thankfully not often). I’m not drinking right now and I have a big dance-y event to go to tonight. I think #1 is my best option. Very timely advice for me

  2. I love dancing, but as a tall person with formidable Resting Bitch Face I often fall into the role of #2 by default.

  3. I love dancing. More specifically: I love ballroom dancing, with my partner, at home, in our living room, in our kitchen or in our bedroom. For our five year anniversary we booked a half-day private workshop with a tango teacher. That was fun too.

    Any other kind of dancing, no thanks, I’m way too self-conscious. In the past ten years I’ve: waltzed once at a friend’s wedding, belly danced on a rooftop with some workmates (amusing our very encouraging Bedouin hosts with our pasty white awkwardness) and been spun around to local folk music by the scary boss I didn’t share any languages with at an end-of-project dinner in Georgia (former Soviet Union, not USA). Basically, my #1 reason for dancing is fear of insulting the locals.

    • I like where this going. Get over a fear of dancing by reminding yourself that it’s ethnographic research! Straight wedding? House party? Gay club? Do it for science.

  4. Al

    I feel this a lot, and it’s very eloquent. Thank you. On a related note this week I was at an lbtq night with a friend and took some dance moves from Pulp Fiction(both John and Uma’s moves), and it made the person I was hanging with laugh(hopefully in a good way).

  5. Like #1, learning not give a fuck and just move to the music, has been my biggest help to feeling comfortable on the dance floor. It’s been a long and hard lesson to learn, but places like A-Camp have helped me a lot.

  6. All for number 1. I went to the ‘official’ opening of pride in London at the tate britain yesterday, and took part in a queer movement, and a vogue workshop. Im not a dancer so I thought I would feel ridiculous, but taking up space in a gallery with other queers was amazing.I am now looking for voguing classes that I can attend on the regs.

  7. Ann

    Fun fact: the first time I was ever in my life able to stop feeling insecure and dance the way I’d always wanted to… was at Camp. #allhail

  8. Ari

    i actually only dance at camp? like ever. like i’ve never danced in public anywhere but camp.

    we are soul siblings.

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