When did you first go dancing?
I think I went to the gym as a teenager, and I don’t remember a time when I wasn’t doing it.
When I was young, the gym was the only place where I would be allowed to go.
I remember it being a big party, like a lot of places were in the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s, like the Fillmore East in San Francisco.
My parents were cool with it because they weren’t into it, but I was, and that’s the reason why I went dancing.
And now, I feel like I can’t get enough of it.
But I don’ think I was dancing every weekend when I was younger, like, “Oh, I’m so excited for this party, and the music, and how awesome it’s going to be!”
It just felt like, if I was a little kid, I didn’t know what the hell was going on in this world.
So it’s really important to me to be able to say, “I’m not a little girl anymore.”
But I’m not saying that just because I’m doing it, I can just go out and go, “OK, I’ll go out with my friends, I won’t be afraid of people, I will be safe, I don”t have to worry about anyone but myself.”
And I think that’s really true for me.
I don�t want to feel like an outsider.
I want to just be part of the community. So I don’t want it to be a competition.
I just want to be part the community of my family, my friends and my peers.
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