Why I’m Not Toning Myself Down For Academia

It’s been an interesting few weeks for womxn in academia. After a few articles and Twitter threads began commenting on the hideous “appropriate dress code” advice we often receive, I thought I’d add my two cents to the debate, essentially to say: “Fuck your dress code for womxn in academia,” through a parade of fantastic … More Why I’m Not Toning Myself Down For Academia

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Meet The Pole Dancer Changing Everything About Pole Studios: Interview With Peach Lee Ray

I’d been following Peach Lee Ray on Instagram for a while before I got the chance to perform with her at PD Filthy Friday‘s Halloween showcase last Autumn. At the showcase – and pre-Channel 4 documentary – she put on a fantastic performance to Michael Jackson’s Thriller, inviting the whole crew to dance with her … More Meet The Pole Dancer Changing Everything About Pole Studios: Interview With Peach Lee Ray

London’s Most Instagrammable Spots

We can all pretend to be cool but we all know doing it for the Gram is a key part of travel. So if you’re coming to London, or are looking to add some colour to your Instagram grid by playing tourist in your own town, look no further than this post about London’s most … More London’s Most Instagrammable Spots

5 Pole Dance Accessories For Your Photoshoots & Classes

Contrary to what your mates’ sexy fantasies might look like, most people don’t show up in heels and a thong to their first pole dance class, preferring sports bras and conservative shorts instead. Then you gain some confidence, and before you know it you’re explaining your colleagues at the office what a vagina monster is, … More 5 Pole Dance Accessories For Your Photoshoots & Classes

The 7 Stages of Doing A Pole Dance Competition

After signing up for three competitions, getting into two of them, performing at both in the space of less than a month and going through the most shambolic competition experience one could ever imagine, this year I’ve become way too familiar with the various stages of happiness, denial and pure hatred you go through when … More The 7 Stages of Doing A Pole Dance Competition

I tried 10% CBD Oil For Two Weeks And Here’s What Happened

As an anxiety sufferer, I’d heard from quite a few friends that I should get onto Cannabidiol (CBD). I started taking 5% CBD drops in January and found it really beneficial, so when a brand offered me the opportunity to try their 10% CBD drops I jumped right on it. This post is about my … More I tried 10% CBD Oil For Two Weeks And Here’s What Happened

Exotic Generation UK: Inside The Pole Dance Fyre Festival

If you follow me and other UK and international pole dance performers, you probably know we’ve spent the past few months working hard to prepare for Exotic Generation UK. The first UK installment of the established Russian-born, international franchise, Exotic Generation UK promised to be “thought through to the tiniest detail” according to the organisers’ … More Exotic Generation UK: Inside The Pole Dance Fyre Festival

The Pole Dancer’s Guide To Reykjavik and Its Surroundings

In case you missed my Insta spam, I pretty much spent last week in Iceland for a tech/academic conference where I had the time of my life. So because I have no chill, here’s my guide to Reykjavik and its surroundings, from bars to pole studios, from excursions to thermal baths. *My flights and accommodation … More The Pole Dancer’s Guide To Reykjavik and Its Surroundings

Get The Look: Floorplay Competition 2019

Last Saturday I competed again at Floorplay, the competition I won last year as an amateur, this time in the semi pro category. This post is about how I felt on the day, a chance to showcase the thinking behind my performance – and an excuse to show off my amazing outfit again cause I’m … More Get The Look: Floorplay Competition 2019