10 Things You Only Hear At A Pole Dance Class

Pole dancing is a fun, sexy, challenging sport that has changed my life. It can also be awkward as fuck. I never had to hold people’s hips with my face close to their butt to ensure they didn’t fall and break their neck before. So naturally, a pole dance class can result in some interesting … More 10 Things You Only Hear At A Pole Dance Class

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So I Published A Novel

So I went and self-published my novel, Bad/Tender. In this post, I give you a behind-the-scenes sneak-peek of how and why I did it. Bad/Tender Bad/Tender is a coming-of-age literary novel focusing on an abusive relationship, written before #MeToo but appropriate for our times. The story touches upon consent, rape, mental illness, immigration, social and professional uncertainty … More So I Published A Novel

Interview with Chair and Lap Queen Emma Obayuvana

If you follow me on Instagram you know that my Thursdays and Fridays don’t mean a cheeky pint at the pub. They mean #thirstythursday and #pdfilthyfriday in Emma Obayuvana‘s chair and lap dance classes. I interviewed London Dance Academy’s chair and lap queen for your eyes only. If you’ve never been to Emma’s classes, I … More Interview with Chair and Lap Queen Emma Obayuvana

Top sexy fitness classes in London

Since I’ve become a pole dancer, people keep asking me: “How do you get the moves?” Let’s be real: I don’t have the moves. Never had them. I learnt the moves. Here’s how you can learn the moves, in some of London’s sexiest dance classes. So get ready for sexy fitness classes – the Blogger On Pole edition. … More Top sexy fitness classes in London

Persepolis Pole Project

Last week, on International Women’s Day, I went to an unusual panel where pole dancers and researchers talked about being a woman in Islington. The panel launched the Persepolis Pole Project, a female-led arts and cultural pole dance project fusing modern pole dance artistry into traditional theatrical entertainment. I spoke to its founder, Ayana Setareh, to … More Persepolis Pole Project

The anxious chick’s guide to performing

Will the pizza man think I’m dumb if I ask for parmigiana pizza? Can I be a pole dancer and a lecturer? Is butter a carb? These are all perfectly unreasonable questions you lose sleep over if you have anxiety. So why not add: “How do I perform at a competition when I’m already drowning … More The anxious chick’s guide to performing

Dating as a pole dancer: things (mostly) men have said to me

Since I’ve become a pole dancer, I have noticed that most people believe that I either have a very exciting love life, or that I’m a big hoe. I love expectation versus reality scenarios, so I thought I could compare what (mostly) men have told me with my very unexciting dating life for a laugh. Get … More Dating as a pole dancer: things (mostly) men have said to me

Comfortable in My Skin: Skincare, Make-Up and Confidence

In the past two years, my skin has been dealing major blows to my confidence. This post is  about what being comfortable in my skin means. It deals with acne, self-confidence, skincare and make-up and how caring a little more has given me a lot back. Good Skin Up until about two years ago, I … More Comfortable in My Skin: Skincare, Make-Up and Confidence

Hot yoga mornings at KXU in Chelsea with Esquared Fitness

On a very stressful week filled with deadlines, the news that I am going to perform in my first competition and lectures to plan, I dropped everything and went to do hot yoga in the beautiful KXU studio just off Sloane Square. How? Thanks to my new partnership with the Esquared Fitness app – read on to … More Hot yoga mornings at KXU in Chelsea with Esquared Fitness