UPCOMING CLAW.......MARCH 24, 2012
At the BLUE MOON DINER. Gates open at 7pm, wrestling starts at 8pm. $5 at the door. Music from Pantherburn, TJ Kong & the Atomic Bomb and DJ Western Front. Bring cash. There are ringside seats available. Please contact Malaina Poore at Malaina@VocalVirginia.org (434)243-7878 ext 22 (888)771-2030.
Recently, I asked some CLAW wrastlers what they LOVED about CLAW. Here's what they had to say:
Many thanks to Billy Hunt for the incredible photography here.Bree Luck ("Stiletto Southpaw") What I love about CLAW is: 1. Powerful women raising powerful funding for small, strong organizations that pack a powerful punch for our community. 2. Getting to wrassle with women from all walks of life in Charlottesville. I admire their strength, their style, and their soul. 3. Having the excuse to make the transformation from stressed out mom/schoolmarm to a badass superhero once in a while. 4. It gets me to the gym. Mendy St.Ours ("Tropical Depression"): What I love most is embracing absurdity, hilarity, extremities, and vulgarity for one night every three months. Giving women, who are always the responsible ones, the anchors for the dreamers, the nest-guardians, one night to SSSCCCCRRREEEEAAAAMMMMMMM!!!! Edwina Herring "Jamaican Mafia": I love so many things about it. I like that it combines visceral thrills with theatrical elements... I love the causes they support. Miller Murray Susen ("Miller Time"): I loved when I started wrestling with CLAW that very few people knew who I "really" was, and I could totally escape into a freewheeling, larger-than-my-life alter ego--leave the frantic tedium of housewifery behind for a few supercharged hours. Of course, by now I've been outed as a frumpy housefrau, but the community has grown so close-knit and supportive that I still feel safe acting out and stirring it up. I'm as "sexy" and cuckoo as I wanna be, just for the magical evening. In short, when a CLAW's going on, there's no place in Cville I'd rather be spending time. Tara Bobara ("Pit Bull"): What do I love about CLAW? I love the fact that I can participate in something so simple that raises so much money and consciousness, and does so much good in the community. I love the fact that I can come out and be something that I'm not, and be appreciated in all of my gaudy, contradictory weirdness, just as much as I am appreciated in my real life and my real persona. I love the fact that women are so powerful in so many different ways, and that CLAW is a celebration of all of them. The mental, the physical, the passionate, the creative, the communal forces of divine womanhood are all represented in CLAW. Because it bears repeating: UPCOMING CLAW.......MARCH 24, 2012...at the BLUE MOON DINER. Gates open at 7pm, wrestling starts at 8pm. $5 at the door. Music from Pantherburn, TJ Kong & the Atomic Bomb and DJ Western Front. Bring cash. There are ringside seats available. Please contact Malaina Poore at Malaina@VocalVirginia.org (434)243-7878 ext 22 (888)771-2030.