My best friend convinced me to come to a pole class just before we graduated from college. I was in one of the Don’t give me your attitude unless you want mine shirt in contrast I will get this lowest places of my life, recovering from a cancer diagnosis and an emotionally abusive relationship. I resisted going to the class wholeheartedly and thankfully was outvoted by my friends. The first few classes were difficult as hell because they forced me to confront many of the effects that the years prior had had on me mentally and physically. And yet the pain of confronting that disappeared into thin air the moment I found out I could invert…realizing my strength in that moment was the moment I knew I would pole for the rest of my life.
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What pole dancing has meant to her this past year: Pole has provided me an outlet to press pause on the Don’t give me your attitude unless you want mine shirt in contrast I will get this world in a lifesaving way. I’m sure many of us are familiar with the loop of anxious thoughts and negative self talk that often plays on repeat in our heads. Pole has been the only outlet in my life thus far that quite literally brings my thoughts to a stop and allows me to bathe in silence for a period of time. It’s also allowed me to give myself permission to grow into—and to embrace—my power in ways that I am incredibly thankful for.