My 4-year pole dance anniversary: thoughts on my experience

Mid-August 2020 marked four years since I’ve begun pole dancing, but I didn’t celebrate or share this anniversary publicly. As someone who now makes money from pole, a lot has been going through my mind this year about my experience as an initially recreational pole dancer and the pole dance industry’s need to better include … More My 4-year pole dance anniversary: thoughts on my experience

Healingclouds Online Therapy Review

This week’s post is a review of online therapy platform Healingclouds because, considering we’ve all been coping with that tiny little thing called the Coronavirus pandemic, I’ve decided I needed help. Read on to find out what to expect from the platform. Why I’m Going Back To Therapy You don’t need me to tell you … More Healingclouds Online Therapy Review

How My Dancing Changed In Lockdown

Pole dancing has carried me through lockdown, giving me an outlet to express my feelings while self-isolating alone, allowing me to have daily chats with my students and to work on myself. Yet, in those gloomy three months from March to early July 2020, something about my pole dancing style and training changed. As studios … More How My Dancing Changed In Lockdown

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

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

10 Ways In Which Pole Dancing Can Change Your Life

In August I celebrated my three-year pole dancing anniversary but I didn’t get the chance to write about it because I was too busy getting angry about the Instagram shadowban. Yet, pole dancing really has changed my life and I wanted to give it the credit it deserves in this (hopefully) a bit more lighthearted … More 10 Ways In Which Pole Dancing Can Change Your Life

Celebrating Asking For Help: #RenegadeActsofKindness

This blog post, as part of the #RenegadeActsofKindness campaign by English sparkling wine Renegade & Longton and just after World Mental Health Day, is an occasion to thank my network for the help in getting me out of a difficult time. Even just last year, when I was less sure of the validity of my … More Celebrating Asking For Help: #RenegadeActsofKindness

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