Monday, January 25, 2016

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  1. I am cying, yes I am. I am not sure I have ever loved a post by Madeleine more, and that is huge, as nobody has the lyrics in her writing, the poetic voice in words, as Madeleine does. I am a long time fan of Mr. Weir, having seen him on ice many times, read his spoken and written words, heard his press conferences. I cannot think of an athlete today, and most surely he is one, with the supendous ability to fling oneself into the air, defying gravity, and rotate four times, and land on a slim blade of steel, a fraction of an inch, as a figure skater does today. Yet many, most, and Mr. Weir especially, are smashed and bashed for being gay, in a gay sport, even if they are not. And more, Mr. Weir has taken it all with grace, the obnoxious behavior of the US Figure Skating Association, his peers such as Evan Lysacek, the sports press, and even the gay community, all with grace. And of all who bash, why the gay community??? He has cme out, bravely, and is giving back in endless ways. Bravo to my Madeleine. I remember the first day, minute, I met you, and I felt, in my heart, we would have a long connection. This affirms it.

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  2. ah Judith, thank you for showing me so many beautiful wonderful things

    and for teaching me so much about the world and friendship and wonders

    like the entirely great, madly wondrous Mr. Weir

    he would please the angels and that is true

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  3. LOVE this. LOVE.

    And may I invite you to indulge in all-things-Johnny-Weir whenever you need to at the online home of your fellow blogger (that would be me) here:

    http://misfitmimes.blogspot.com/

    BRB I'm adding you to my "Blogs I Love" list...

    love from Binky

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  5. Good post and many things to think about.

    "Yet many, most, and Mr. Weir especially, are smashed and bashed for being gay, in a gay sport, even if they are not." (by Judith)

    Still, this shows how quick we are to label things which don´t need labeling at all. I think figure skating isn´t a gay sport...it is a sport. A very demanding, athletic sport at that. Just b/c it is a sport in which a program is artistically performed doesn´t make it less of a sport, or gay at all.

    Johnny himself makes a good point in one of his latest interviews.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cd-Go_09cj0 (ca. at 4:00)

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  6. I absolutely love every word you wrote. Ditto to everything written above by my wonderful friends. You have a new reader, and I look forward to reading more!

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  7. Wise words. Its amazing how we take on board even the samllest slights when we are younger, which develop into big insecurites. I'm glad that the world has it's fair share of Johnny Weirs, how terrible would it be if everyone was the same? Self-expression should be the name of the game.

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  8. The problem with fashion during your school years is that most teens (especially the 'popular' ones) dress to conform rather than stand as individuals. Which might make sense, since teens don't know who they are yet, but to me it makes more sense to dress how you feel like to discover yourself, rather than try to be a carbon copy of what is deemed trendy and popular.

    Good for Johnny Weir - I applaud him for wearing heels and not caring, despite the criticism he gets.

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  9. I have a WWD photo of Rick Owens ... he is becoming like a sculpture. The title was Benevolent Queen, a comment about his wearing cowboy boots with monster heels.

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  10. This is inspiring :) I remember trying something new out fashion wise in middle school. Being made fun of then weeks later my tourmenters would be wearing it. " mean people suck" Way to go Johnny Weir ! xoxo

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  11. It's hard to be ahead of the crowd. Love this blog. By the way, have you seen Johnny's dresses at www.edressme.com/johnny-weir-dresses.html?

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  12. Just looked, thank you. I want in his closet ... the Balenciagas please. Just such a radiant smile and he so deserves that.

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  13. You know I'm with you on this!

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