This cowgirl hoops it up for Halloween at the Unorthodox Halloween Party, Grant Street Dance Hall, Lafayette, Louisiana. Photo by Solomon Tigcelot.
The “Support the Hula Hoop Lady Hoop Jam” originally scheduled for Saturday, November 1st, has been delayed a week. Why? Caroleeena told Hooping.org, “The best thing to do for Pamela Brown was to honor the wishes of her attorney and caseworker and not jeopardize her court case by moving our hoop jam to Saturday, November 8th.” For those just tuning in, Brown, aka The Hula Hoop Lady of Granby Street, is a Traumatic Brain Injury survivor who was arrested and released three days later and an action was planned to bring together hoopers from all over the region in her support. Caroleeena added, “Her caseworker Marilyn told me that since the arrest Pamela has become somewhat reclusive and fearful, refusing to leave the house even to hoop. Marilyn did tell Pamela though that the hoopers are coming to hoop with her and she was thrilled, she was very excited.” The Hoop Lady Lovefest is happening on Saturday, November 8th, at 2pm, on the Granby Street and Cromwell Parkway median where she regularly hoops daily, the site of her arrest. Event organizers are also requesting that donations be made to the Brain Injury Association of America, headquartered in Virginia, in Pamela Brown’s honor.
There’s more hoop news in the Netherlands, this time from nrc.next which includes some hooper name dropping, hoopers like Michele Obama, Beyonce, Rayna McInturf, and of course Karin de Wit of Hoopdance.nl. They write, “Dit hoelahoepen gebeurt met grotere hoepels dan de plastic speelgoeddingen die je wellicht nog kent uit je kindertijd. Omdat ze bovendien zwaarder zijn, draaien ze makkelijker. Zelfs degenen die er vroeger niets van bakten, kunnen deze variant daarom wel, zeggen ze.” We’re not sure what it all means, but we’re always excited to see people getting the news. nrc.next
Christiane Northrup, M.D., is a best-selling author who is internationally known for her empowering approach to women’s health and wellness. A leading proponent of medicine and healing that acknowledges the unity of the mind and body, as well as the powerful role of the human spirit in creating health, it isn’t a big surprise that she’s discovered hooping. She’s “found a pleasurable new way to exercise” and she shares about it in detail in her latest podcast. You can listen to and/or download it here. Posting: DrNorthrup.com