Today is the day "Hustler's movie comes out. Instagram is shadowbanning the pole community but taking money to market this film. #Ipolebecause Hustlers #hypocrite
I realize many of you don't care, or like pole and that's ok!! You can feel ok about scrolling this post. We are sharing to the world today. If you want to read more about our community, you can search on IG #Ipolebecause.
This is why I pole.
I started poling at age 50 because I wanted to learn something new.
As time has passed, I have realized what really brought me to pole dancing.
I grew up feeling ashamed of my body. I was taught sex was wrong except in the holy sanctity of marriage and women who were "sexy" were trash. I was also told as a very young girl that dancing was a sin. Self expression was not encouraged. There was always someone judging or looking down. The message that women are sex objects for the head of the household and are not deserving of their own self love. We are here to serve and submit. I was taught that men are above women and we really have no voice. We must stuff it down, be small and follow the rules.
I grew up with terrible body image issues for decades and never felt OK in my skin. I spent much of my life with eating disorders and dissociation from my childhood traumas.
What I have discovered in pole is a connection to the woman I was meant to be. Strong, powerful and taking up space. The longer I have pole danced, the higher my heels have become and I am 6'4 in my heels. I will not be small and blend in.
I am learning also that pole allows me to work through my pain and I'm learning the healing properties of dance and creative expression. I am a person who does not ever feel sexy. But I want to be and I deserve to feel sexy. My body, whatever shape it's in , is a work of art and it moves and twists and has value. It isn't trash. I dance for me.
I have found a wonderful, safe community of amazing humans who don't judge. They come from all walks of life. They all carry their own unique challenges and show every day why pole and our community has value.
I pole for me. I show my pole artistry for my friends and myself to see growth. I share my dance as a gift to anyone who wants to enjoy it. If they don't. That's ok too. I watch my friends dances and celebrate their uniqueness and abilities and I'm in awe of them.
I shout out my studios and their amazing leaders Michelle Mynx and Dahlia
I dearly love my coaches Jessica Rene Bailey Elizabeth Regina Sykes
I'm shouting out our movie about pole. www.herestousmovie.com
I shout out my partner for supporting me.
My friends who support me Heidi Lebish Donna Dabbs
Pole friends/Chrome dolls.. so many of you. Tara Zou Tamara Meyer Jesslyn Bitters Rochelle Healy Danielle Renee Erin Meskill (rubysoho) Rachel Tucker Donoho Meghan Rose
Karen Downey Horchata Dentana Brittany Carpenter
sorry if I missed anyone.
You can also see our movie next year.. www.herestousmovie.com
Instagram is shadowbanning pole dancers However, they continue to take money for the #hustlermovie @jlo and push my community into the shadows.