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. There are words for this! You put this so beautifully, as if you traced the cracks in my heart. I feel so seen right now.

  2. #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

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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).

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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

  9. 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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