• How Dancing Hula and Honoring My Hawaiian Heritage Helped Me Learn to Love My Body

    28 days ago - By Pop Sugar

    My grandmother, a beautiful hula dancer.
    Hula runs in my blood. When my Papa saw my Grandma Becky dancing hula one night in a dance hall, armed with her ukulele, mu'u mu'u , and beautiful smile, he fell in love. She passed on her grace to my mom, who's a beautiful hula dancer as well, and the story goes on.
    I grew up on the island of O'ahu, Hawai'i. Like every local girl, I started hula lessons at a young age - for me, it was age 5 - and continued all the way up until moving to California at 15 years old. For a decade, I toured the island with my halau and danced for audiences at Waikiki...
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