Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Post #henna #coconutoil #selfie - hair still wet and the orange will oxise to a deeper red over the next day or two. ♡ #annalouisemay #mayastar #redhead #preraphaelite #bohemian #redhair #nomakeupselfie #nomakeup


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Post #henna #coconutoil #selfie - hair still wet and the orange will oxise to a deeper red over the next day or two. ♡ #annalouisemay #mayastar #redhead #preraphaelite #bohemian #redhair #nomakeupselfie #nomakeup


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Post #henna #coconutoil #selfie - hair still wet and the orange will oxise to a deeper red over the next day or two. ♡ #annalouisemay #mayastar #redhead #preraphaelite #bohemian #redhair #nomakeupselfie #nomakeup


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#picsart edit #selfie #Selfieoftheday (it's not a selfie from today cos I'm mid #henna & that's a weird look!) ♡ #annalouisemay #gothic #gothicart #gothgirl #blackeyeliner #mayastar http://ift.tt/1f78XOI FB http://ift.tt/1aFsO87 FB www.mayastar.net www.mayamagickal.net www.mayarunes.net http://ift.tt/24kiYQh http://ift.tt/20nmo3J http://ift.tt/1c5YLnD http://ift.tt/1gghPly http://ift.tt/HGoKIf http://ift.tt/1fk59qy http://ift.tt/24o08JN


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#picsart edit #selfie #Selfieoftheday (it's not a selfie from today cos I'm mid #henna & that's a weird look!) ♡ #annalouisemay #gothic #gothicart #gothgirl #blackeyeliner #mayastar http://ift.tt/1f78XOI FB http://ift.tt/1aFsO87 FB www.mayastar.net www.mayamagickal.net www.mayarunes.net http://ift.tt/24kiYQh http://ift.tt/20nmo3J http://ift.tt/1c5YLnD http://ift.tt/1gghPly http://ift.tt/HGoKIf http://ift.tt/1fk59qy http://ift.tt/24o08JN


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#picsart edit #selfie #Selfieoftheday (it's not a selfie from today cos I'm mid #henna & that's a weird look!) ♡ #annalouisemay #gothic #gothicart #gothgirl #blackeyeliner #mayastar http://ift.tt/1f78XOI FB http://ift.tt/1aFsO87 FB www.mayastar.net www.mayamagickal.net www.mayarunes.net http://ift.tt/24kiYQh http://ift.tt/20nmo3J http://ift.tt/1c5YLnD http://ift.tt/1gghPly http://ift.tt/HGoKIf http://ift.tt/1fk59qy http://ift.tt/24o08JN


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This was a really hard pic to take! My #pointe shoes (#ballet #balletshoes #bunhead). Grishko Novas with bloche elasticated ribbons (the cord not tied off & hidden meaning these were new - I only tied the cord once I had softened them after a few hours of dancing in them). #Grishkos are often considered a professional shoe because the shank (the bit that supports your foot in the sole) is v v flexible and is more like a 3 quarter shank than a full one so it wouldn't be good if you had weak feet. But I had been dancing ballet for years and before that I was a "toe walker". It's not uncommon in people with high functioning autism - it's a stage of physical development we sometimes bypass because we're developing bigger brains! So all my life I walked on the balls of my feet kind of rolling my foot in from the side - my heel never touching the floor. It looked like a normal walk to anyone else. Some people said in a hurry I tended to march rather than run. And I seemed prone to breaking into a skip instead of a run actually! I was really frustrated because my Novas would look fine until I broke them in. Then they looked twisted as if I was sickling and I couldn't work out why. They felt good and my technique improved and my feet got stronger and stronger but this only seemed to make the shoe twist more. I tried all kinds of ways of using my ribbons to hold the shoe to my foot and checked I got over the box (it doesn't look like it in this pic but I am bending over to take the photo and the box of the front shoe has raised a bit). In the end I took a private class with an examiner and explained to her the problems...my hamstrings were v tight from years of toe walking so I focused a lot of my barre on stretching them etc. As soon as I took off my soft shoes to put my pointes and extended my foot she identified the problem - I have #hypermobility in the joints in my foot. Another physiological #aspergers characteristic. In fact I have hypermobility in most of my joints. So the solution? Very simple - lightly bandage the "knuckles" area of my toe joints before I put my shoes on. It extended the life of my shoes by at least 3 times! #annalouisemay


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