I make up for the nastiness of my feet by keeping a nice manicure. One inch glue-on talons by Kiss, Sally Hansen, and Broadway. They don’t sell them here, so I replenish my stock whenever I go back to the States for a visit. I buy around six or seven boxes, which lasts me about six months. Glue-on nails aren’t exactly the healthiest thing, but I love the length they give my fingers.
Speaking of which, I’m pretty sure that if more men saw my feet, they’d think twice about harassing me or trying to pick me up. Especially if they saw them right after I finish a show. Since I dance barefoot, my feet are all sorts of dirty when I finish dancing. And since I usually have to run off to a gig somewhere else, there’s no time for me to wash them. So I just slip them back into my socks, or sandals if it’s summer, and go about my merry business. Both the interior of my socks and the insides of my wooden sandals get black really fast, and I wind up having to scrub the life out of them when I get home. I have a special sponge for that too. There’s no way I’d use the same sponge on my body and my feet. Even if I wash it before using it on my body.