Four years into my pole dance journey and it’s hard to remember why I was ever nervous about pole dancing to begin with.
I mean I get nervous about doing specific tricks, namely ones that I might fall on my face while attempting it. I do stress about not poling enough, worry about not being good enough or working hard enough. I get butterflies for performances, etc, but that whole thing many new polers experience about being too scared to take their first class, I don’t remember that. I don’t think I took much convincing either to take my first class, my friend did it, she suggested it to me, and I gave it a shot, end of story…sorta.
What brought this up now was that I saw a lovely profile on Dana Falsetti, a plus size yogi, for whom yoga has helped her achieve a healthier and happy life. Cue HATE:
My latest blog post has gotten an ….interesting…response. Mostly I’ve gotten positive feedback though there is negative too and I imagine more negative than I am able to see. Seriously you guys, I really never thought it would be a big deal, but I’m glad it has gotten a conversation going.
There is nothing like some daily fitness inspo to set you on the right track, but only if it is coupled with a message of self-love and celebration of all bodies. These 5 instagram accounts support you in your fitness journey, wherever you might be!
You already knew your big booty was awesome, but did you know it was a SUPERPOWER! Yup, that dazzling derriere has got some skills, here are my favorite:
With everyone posting nonstop about the latest pole trick, their pole successes and failures, their hours of pole practice, and future pole goals, it can seem like all anyone does is train 24/7. Maybe they do…but I can’t. I love pole, sincerely, fully, with all my heart, but I can’t do it all the time and it can’t be my entire life. I need breaks from it to miss it. I need to live outside the pole bubble to put the pole world into perspective. Otherwise I worry one day I’ll just go crazy and pack up my stilettos for good.
I am so excited to roll out my second round of tanks! First off because all of these designs I created because I wanted them myself and I’m hoping you feel the same way too. Second because I’m hoping this gives me the ability to spend more time on crafting a bigger and better Pole Geek for you all.
No company has a “No fatties allowed!” sign posted on their website, no pole wear company says one body is the “right” body, one shape is the “right” shape. But it can feel that way. Especially in the pole community, that often toots it horn about how inclusive and empowering it is. “The pole community welcomes everyone!” we cheer! But does it if so many people are excluded from wearing the pole uniform?
Pole Geek got a makeover!
Check out the changes and improvements to the blog, including the new store <3
I have struggled with the label of “plus size”. If you’ve read Pole Geek for awhile you probably know that as I’ve talked about how it affected my first performance, an online pole debate about me, and the beginning of my dance journey.