Meet Me at the Barre

…a blog by B Present Studio


October 2015

No “Justs” About It

Imagine this conversation–you’ve probably already heard it (or participated in it) a few hundred times. One person says to another, “So, what do you do for a living?”

The response might be straightforward: “I’m a teacher,” “I’m an accountant,” “I’m an engineer.”  But sometimes we can’t explain our livelihood in one word, and especially when we’re talking to women, we might hear things like…

“Oh, I’m just a mom.”

“I’m actually just a student right now…”

“I just work part-time right now.”

Have you ever noticed anything about the way we describe ourselves? Do you spot a pattern in these responses? Maybe “just” a tiny tendency to slip one innocuous-sounding little word in there over and over again?

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Meet the Barre Tender: Meg

Welcome to the first in a new series on the blog called “Meet the Barre Tender,” wherein we learn some deep, dark secrets about our favorite B Present instructors. Up first is Meg! We sat down with her to find out what inspires her, what she loves most about B Present, and what a few of her favorite things are (spoiler: donuts and Jeff Samardzija).

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