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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.

Stories of Impact: Gabrielle DeBuse

Stories of Impact: Gabrielle DeBuse

“I’ve had diagnosed depression since I was 12.”

Stories of Impact: Lucky Tunstall

Stories of Impact: Lucky Tunstall

“I accept that change—mental or physical—can be an ongoing process.”

Stories of Impact: Natasha Parker

Stories of Impact: Natasha Parker

“I don’t want to think about how bad off I’d be without pole.”

Stories of Impact: Erica Schildmeyer

Stories of Impact: Erica Schildmeyer

“The few years right before I started pole were my absolute worst.”

Stories of Impact: Holly Smith

Stories of Impact: Holly Smith

“The impact of pole spreads far and wide throughout my life.”

Stories of Impact: Kerry-Louise Lawrence

Stories of Impact: Kerry-Louise Lawrence

“I suffered depression and anxiety. That was mainly down to the mental abuse from my ex.”

Stories of Impact: Angel Rosen

Stories of Impact: Angel Rosen

“I was very broken, as I like to put it, because everything hurt—emotionally, physically, spiritually—you name it, it hurt.”

Stories of Impact: Angela Chandra

Stories of Impact: Angela Chandra

“For my overall happiness, if I’m not at the studio, I’m not going to get to where I want to be on a daily basis.”

Stories of Impact: Mae Ahern

Stories of Impact: Mae Ahern

“I never really figured that depression/anxiety wasn’t normal until high school.”