Founder of Nubian Spin brings visibility to black hoopers
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Despite the initial fear of her first performance, hooping has helped Hairston with social anxiety.
Hairston decided to change that when she created the Nubian Spin troupe.
These past two years of hula-hooping has changed Hairston’s life and the journey isn’t over any time soon.
If you're interested in hula-hooping, here are some tips from Zou Zou herself:
Document yourself"I wanted to record my journey because you get stuck in ruts, especially during hoop dance. You are finding your flow which is the thing that taps into the internal changes that hooping gives you. Sometimes, people get into mini ruts and if your’ve been recording yourself you see your progression."
Find a community“Be active in the hooping community and flow arts community. It’s really interesting when I meet people who say that they are happy to see me hoop because they’ve been hooping by themselves. There’s over 100 people hooping in the D.C. area alone, you don’t have to hoop by yourself. Go to hoop events. It’s awesome. It shows people you've made careers in hooping if you want to pursue that. It won’t make you feel crazy trying to make a life out of hula-hooping,” she said
Check out Youtube for tutorials."Youtube is awesome."
Have you ever hooped? Let us know in the comments below!