I have been a member of the pole community for a few years now. This weekend was the first time I actually went to a show.... and I was floored and inspired.
Pole is amazing for a huge number of reasons and I am humbled and thankful to be part of an amazing community that supports, accepts, and loves one another.
I have been to workshops with my hip that was falling apart no one judged me- I was just encouraged. I went to a workshop with a kidney issue and was struggling with everything- again no judgement.... just love and encouragement.
I am facing a scary surgery in a few days, and I have told a few pole people about it. They have universally been so amazing and so supportive- and the all were asking me how I was before the show.
The show was astounding. It made me so happy to see so many people loving pole and sharing it with others- members of the pole community and non polers- it was so fantastic
There were women of all shapes and sizes performing and all were loved and cheered for (of course all of the performers were freaking incredible!).
I am inspired to love my body more-- despite it being a bit shitty sometimes. I am inspired to give myself wholeheartedly to pole and my friends- not holding my heart back.
It was an awesome show and I can't wait for the next one