Q&A With Chloe From Hoodlum Fang

This week’s blog post has been a long time coming, and it features Chloe, a.k.a. Baldy – the sole owner of pole wear and activewear brand, Hoodlum Fang. Read on to find out about the story behind one of the most colourful and unique pole brands out there, what being ‘badass’ means to Chloe and … More Q&A With Chloe From Hoodlum Fang

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Pole Dancing On RuPaul’s Drag Race, Ranked

The first episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race – All Stars 5 saw a fantastic pole dance number. Drag Race is no stranger to pole, so in this quick and light-hearted post I’ll give my pole dancer’s two cents on the pole performances. Disclaimer I’m a pole dance performer, instructor and Drag Race fan (an over-excited … More Pole Dancing On RuPaul’s Drag Race, Ranked

Here’s What It Feels Like To Be In Lockdown Alone For Months

It’s #MentalHealthAwareness week and my ninth week alone. Considering all my nice ideas for posts about restaurants, bars, events and travel are on hold, I thought it would be worth sharing what it feels like to be in lockdown alone for months, in case it helps anyone feel less crazy. Living and Working Alone Before … More Here’s What It Feels Like To Be In Lockdown Alone For Months

Q&A With Lauren Elise

Lauren Elise was my very first exotic pole teacher in London. As an iconic dancer, the founder of one of the coolest competitions set to happen this year (once this is all over) and internationally acclaimed performer, I’ve always wanted to have her on the blog. Now that she has launched her website and her … More Q&A With Lauren Elise

How I’m Staying Sane During Lockdown

With so many countries in lockdown, we have all been trying to stay sane during this unprecedented, scary time of our lives. As someone with crippling anxiety who massively struggled with the idea of a lockdown in the weeks before it was enforced in the UK, I have been trying my hardest to survive. Now, … More How I’m Staying Sane During Lockdown

Considerations On Teaching Fitness Classes Remotely Via Zoom

For the past couple of weeks I have been teaching online pole dance, twerk, floorwork and lap dance classes via Zoom. Because apart from being a pole instructor I am an Internet academic with no chill, I wanted to write about my experience with Zoom, best practices to set up and general thoughts. Consider this … More Considerations On Teaching Fitness Classes Remotely Via Zoom

Here’s How I Kept Up My Training At Home

So we’re all stuck at home now – might as well keep training, right? This is NOT – and I repeat NOT – a post about the virus that must not be named. This is a post about making the most out of home training from someone who has a pole in her house, and … More Here’s How I Kept Up My Training At Home

Here’s What Pole Dancers, Performers and Sex Workers Are Doing During The Coronavirus Outbreak

So in case you missed it, the Coronavirus has fucked us all over. From self-employed performers to small businesses like pole dance studios, to sex workers, the hospitality industry, and, frankly, everyone’s mental health, the virus is affecting everyone and it has shown us just how fragile our lives can be. It’s a time when … More Here’s What Pole Dancers, Performers and Sex Workers Are Doing During The Coronavirus Outbreak

Teaching With Depression

Teaching means passing knowledge on, and setting a standard. A teacher is both a role model and a figure of authority. I am who I am because of my brilliant teachers – at school, university, work and in pole dancing. But how does teaching feel when you have depression? Can you be a role model … More Teaching With Depression

Pole Dancing For Beginners

Being a beginner pole dancer can be one of the most fun and most challenging times in your pole dance journey. I’ve asked some of my favourite instructors, performers and pole dancers their best tips for pole dance beginners, in the hope they will inspire you as much as they inspire me and that YOU. … More Pole Dancing For Beginners