Monday, March 23, 2009

Awesome Attorneys - Part 2

Even though writing this series seems to make me far happier than anyone else, I've decided to do at least one more. Part 1 explains the reason why I think it's a good idea.

Today I saw this blurb about a belly-dancing lawyer and had to follow the link to read the full article and watch the video.

The article states, "Even when she was still working as an attorney, she taught belly dancing for years, disregarding how its sensuality might be perceived in a strait-laced profession. She knows there were people who disapproved "because it cuts against how they think somebody's life should be or not be -- [they think] people who are belly dancers are not lawyers[.]"

And the last line by Attorney Rachael Galoob Ortega aka "Saphira", has got to be my favorite quote of the week. "But the reality of it is that in D.C. there are a lot of belly-dancing lawyers." Now that’s something to think about.

Myself, I’ve never tried belly-dancing, but I did take a flamenco dance class at the Cambridge Center For Adult Education after returning from a trip to San Diego many years ago. My mom and I went to a Flamenco Dinner Show at CafĂ© Sevilla. We had the best time! I’ve loved Flamenco music and dance ever since. While in San Diego, I also tried my first churros ever. Yum! There's always got to be food involved.

Another attorney, who I'd like to spotlight, knows a thing or two about good food and drink. I don’t know if she likes flamenco or belly-dancing, but she loves espresso. As a matter of fact, lawyer, American expatriate, and freelance writer Michelle Fabio aka “Sognatrice” loves espresso so much, that she named her blog Bleeding Espresso.

I’ve been reading and enjoying her blog for several years now. She’s become a good blog friend, even though I’ve never met her in person. But if I ever make my way to Calabria, Italy, I’ll be sure to look her up.

Michelle blogs about her life as an American living in Italy, food, and the writing life. She’s also one of the founders of World Nutella Day. This week on her blog is Freelance Writing Week. Check out her blog for a real treat. You’ll be glad that you did.

Again, if any of you are interested in being interviewed, having your work spotlighted, or know of someone who you think should be written about here, please let me know!

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5 comments:

Twenty Four At Heart said...

I bet flamenco is a lot of fun!

michelle | bleeding espresso said...

Hmm no belly dancing here, but that is too funny that there are a lot of belly dancing lawyers in DC...who knew?!

Thanks so much for spotlighting me. Cyber-blushing!

Suldog said...

It's funny, Anali. I curse out lawyers as much as the next uninformed guy, but all of them I know personally are swell folks. And those I've met via the internet are nice, too. You folks need better PR!

endangered coffee said...

attorneys are people just like me!

actually, I was a newspaper reporter for almost 15 years, so I know a thing or two about cursed-out professions, as well

Anali said...

twenty four at heart - I loved it! Especially all the stomping in heels!

michelle - You are quite welcome!

suldog - Well, I guess I'm doing my little bit for the good PR. : )

endangered coffee - LOL! I guess there are a whole bunch of cursed-out professions. My dentist is the sweetest person in the world and we kid about the whole thing.

 
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