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

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

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

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

A Pole Dancing Academic’s Experience With TikTok

Ok people, I caved in and went on TikTok. Why? Well, first of all because I wanted to corrupt the youth and bring them to the dark side. Secondly, because I was genuinely interested in how the platform dealt with and moderated pole dancing content. Is it different from Instagram? Does it like butts? Read … More A Pole Dancing Academic’s Experience With TikTok

How To Fix Your Skin With Budget Skincare

If there’s anything that 2019 has taught us, it’s that in 2020 we need to stay hydrated and have better skin. When I started teaching pole dance, my boss helped me notice that touching sweaty poles, chalk-based grip and floors, to then use the same hands to touch my skin wasn’t going to give me … More How To Fix Your Skin With Budget Skincare

Asses & Activism: The Sex-Positive Activists To Follow

The past couple of years since I’ve rebranded as Blogger On Pole have become a whirlwind of chats, meet-ups and binge-reading (or listening) to articles, talks and podcasts by the incredible members of the social media sex-positive communities who are pushing boundaries with their no-stigma, no-bullshit activism in the shape of brilliant content. This community … More Asses & Activism: The Sex-Positive Activists To Follow

Kitty Velour On Her Candy Box Weekender and Performing Antics

In this interview Kitty Velour tells me about her upcoming Candy Box – Exotic Weekender event in Manchester, sharing tips to get noticed as a performer and stories from her exciting life. About Kitty Velour Kitty Velour is one of those icons you should follow whether you’re a pole dancer or not. Even if you’ve … More Kitty Velour On Her Candy Box Weekender and Performing Antics

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