4 Blogging Things I STILL Find Awkward, Brought By 4 FemmeLuxe Outfits

Having started blogging (under different names) in 2011, I’m not exactly the newest to the game. Yet, as my blogs have evolved and grown, there are STILL many things I find really awkward about blogging. Here are four of them, with the ways in which I’ve tried to overcome them (including a pitching template). Plus, … More 4 Blogging Things I STILL Find Awkward, Brought By 4 FemmeLuxe Outfits

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Interview With Artist Exotic Cancer

If you’ve been reading me/following me for a while, you probably know I get a lot of traffic through Instagram, but that I’m getting increasingly annoyed at the platform’s censoring of (mostly) women, erotic artists and sex workers. After receiving what was basically a set of non-answers by Instagram, I decided to speak to artists that were actually affected by account deletion and shadowbanning – namely, the iconic Exotic Cancer. … More Interview With Artist Exotic Cancer

PhD writing retreat at Monkton Wyld Court

I often talk about my pole or personal life on this blog, but not often enough about being an academic. A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to take part in a (university-funded) PhD writing retreat at the gorgeous Monkton Wyld Court in Dorset, so I’m taking it as an opportunity to spam you … More PhD writing retreat at Monkton Wyld Court

Interview With PD Filthy Friday Founder Beanie The Jet

You’ve probably wondered what’s up with pole dancers posting raunchy videos with the hashtag #pdfilthyfriday on Instagram. Wonder no more: today PD Filthy Friday’s founder tells all about the hashtag, her plans for the future, about how pole saved her mental health, about being a plus size queen and instructor… and why #notastripper is a … More Interview With PD Filthy Friday Founder Beanie The Jet

Avebury, Lacock and Bath Tour

A day trip somewhere in England has become a bit of a pre-Christmas tradition for my family. This time we went to Avebury, Lacock and Bath with Rabbie’s tours – and this post is to help you understand what to expect from a trip like that. Rabbie’s Tours In 2017 we went on a Rabbie’s … More Avebury, Lacock and Bath Tour

London Pole Dance: Intervista Con La Nuova Scuola di Pole Italiana a Londra

L’italianissima Lucia Balestreri ha da poco inaugurato London Pole Dance, una nuova scuola di pole a Londra con un’impostazione tutta italiana – e sta portando a Londra una delle più grandi gare di pole che ci siano. Ecco la mia intervista con Lucia. Precisazione: questo post è stato scritto PRIMA di Exotic Generation UK, l’evento … More London Pole Dance: Intervista Con La Nuova Scuola di Pole Italiana a Londra

Interview With Brand New Pole School London Pole Dance

Italian pole dancer and studio owner Lucia Balestreri has recently launched London Pole Dance, a new Italian style pole school in London, near Finchley Road. Here’s my Q&A with Lucia, where she tells me all about the new school and the new pole competition she’s bringing to the UK. UPDATE: This post was written BEFORE … More Interview With Brand New Pole School London Pole Dance

Why Instagram Is banning Your Posts

Frustrated with Instagram banning your content? You’re not the only one. If you’re a dancer of sorts, a pole dancer, an exotic dancer or an erotic artist, chances are Instagram has banned your content at least once. I’ve asked Instagram for clarifications about their content restriction policy – so read on to find out why … More Why Instagram Is banning Your Posts

A Survivor’s Review of Netflix’s Dirty John

The #MeToo movement has shown that everyone, from A-Listers to your neighbour, can be a victim of abuse. Which is why it was great to watch the incredibly binge-worthy Netflix show Dirty John, where a successful, well-off career woman falls for an abusive con artist and sociopath who threatens her and her family. As an abusive relationship survivor and as a writer of a novel inspired by that experience, the show gave me a lot of feels and prompted me to share my thoughts on it. … More A Survivor’s Review of Netflix’s Dirty John