Dancing With Depression: Performing And Not Feeling It

The different directions my life is going into mean that I find myself in the fortunate – or, sometimes, unfortunate – position of performing very often. Although I’m very grateful for my dancing, work and presenting commitments, as someone suffering from depression, anxiety and PTSD I often find myself struggling with the idea of being … More Dancing With Depression: Performing And Not Feeling It

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The Pole Dancer’s Guide to Washington DC

I thought it would have been a while before I got back to the States after my 2014 solo Couchsurfing trip. Little did I know that good old academia would take me back to my second stop in my 2014 wild tour, Washington DC, the cradle of American power (even if the Orange twat is … More The Pole Dancer’s Guide to Washington DC

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

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

An Evening Of Meat Launch

Bacon, table performers, darkness and wine: the launch night of An Evening of Meat, an immersive dining experience at The Vaults, had everything a pole dancer might ever want from life. Read on to find out more about this one-of-a-kind project. Me & Meat Yes, I went to a night called An Evening of Meat … More An Evening Of Meat Launch

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