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!
I recently started feeling more excited to pole again, after a year of feeling pretty meh I’m thrilled to give a shit again! Part of that change has come from revisiting how I felt about pole when I first started.
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.
I have naturally flat feet and close to zero flexibility in them so a show ready pointe has seemed like a long ways away. However, I’ve always stared longingly at the torture devices used by ballerinas and I did a little research in the at home methods of these trained dancers and I came upon these 2 videos:
I have terrible feet! Like flat as a board, wouldn’t let me into the army, zero flexibility feet. It is one of MANY reasons I’ll never be a prima ballerina. The five year old me is pissed *le sigh*, but the 27 year old me just wants to not cringe at every video and photo of flexed feet ruining beautiful pole tricks or leg lines.