Progress & Perspective

Exotic vs. Erotic: What’s Correct in the Pole Dance Community?

Exotic vs. Erotic: What’s Correct in the Pole Dance Community?

In January, Ecdysiast, the pole studio I attend in Portland, Oregon, decided to replace its usage of the word “exotic” with “erotic.” They released this statement: “You may have noticed we’ve replaced all use of the word EXOTIC with EROTIC. We agree with many of […]

STRETCHIT APP: MIDDLE SPLIT CHALLENGE RESULTS

STRETCHIT APP: MIDDLE SPLIT CHALLENGE RESULTS

StretchIt app’s 30-Day Middle Split Challenge ended in late December, but with the whirlwind of the holidays, I’m just now able to share my results.

How Pole Progress Videos Helped My Outlook for 2018

How Pole Progress Videos Helped My Outlook for 2018

As 2018 races ahead, I can’t help but reflect on my last year of pole dancing.

Stories of Impact: My Experience With Pole Dance and Mental Health

Stories of Impact: My Experience With Pole Dance and Mental Health

One of my favorite things about this blog is the stories of other people who have been positively impacted—emotionally and psychologically—from pole dance.

StretchIt App: Middle Split Challenge Progress

StretchIt App: Middle Split Challenge Progress

It’s Day 17 of StretchIt’s Middle Split Challenge and, as promised, I’m sharing my progress so far.

Flexibility Attainability

Flexibility Attainability

As of today, I’ve dedicated 38 hours, 45 minutes and 6.5 thousand calories toward obtaining my splits and improving my backbends.