If you could be anyone who would you be?
What if I told you she was waiting just inside these doors?
Creating who you want to be starts even before the name. It starts when you walk through the door. Bit by bit you begin to create this new person. This woman that goes to Studio Vitality, dances burlesque and supports her sisters. This woman that personifies that side of yourself that you have kept hidden. It gives me the option to say “I didn’t give a lap dance to a stranger but Harmony did”.
When I started at Studio Vitality over two years ago I was terrified. Of everything. I was healing and hadn’t left my home without help for months. Once here, I decided to create Harmony James. I allowed a chunk of the “old me” to step back forward. Harmony was the brave one. She was the one that could dance on stage and could wear that body suit. I couldn’t do that. I was too afraid. But Harmony could. And she did.
At first my external life and Harmony were kept separate. Very, very few people knew me both in and out of Studio Vitality. As both myself and Harmony James. Then, Harmony’s confidence on stage leaked out. I started being a more positive and supportive person. Harmony James and I became closer to one person.
Some, like me don’t change their names. Others change their names several times during their growth. It is truly a beautiful thing to behold. ~ Harmony James