For as long as human kind can remember, women have gotten shamed and blamed for everything. If you wear red lipstick, you’re wild; if you wear a dress, you’re asking for it; if you pole dance, you’re a loose woman… It’s time to stop with all the stereotypes and take them down one by one, starting with pole dancing.
Pole dancing is not about stripping. Pole dancing is about taking who you are and challenging what you can be. It’s about strength, confidence, fitness and feeling confident in your own mind and body. It’s taking ownership of your body and using it to express yourself with an art form.
Think of all the things you keep silent about, and then think about what it’d be like to say those things out loud. With dancing and through dancing, women reach the strength and courage they need say those things they sometimes can’t. Pole dancing may have an association with stereotypes but honestly, what doesn’t? Don’t let connotations stop you from doing something that can empower you and you might enjoy. Try it once. If you don’t like it, no harm done, but you just might discover something new about yourself in the process.