Pole Positive

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WE’VE MOVED! Click here for the details. 

WE’VE MOVED! Click here for the details. 

Pole Positive is a blog that shares stories of pole dancers from around the world whose mental health has been positively impacted by pole dance. Its purpose is to deepen the bond pole dancers have with one another by allowing them to connect over human experiences.

Click the names to view full stories and follow the series on Instagram at @PolePositive. Want to tell yours? Let’s get in touch.

“My anxiety in particular has a lot of social components.”
Caitlin Bailey, 30, New York, NY, USA

“I never really figured that depression/anxiety wasn’t normal until high school.”
Mae Ahern, 23, Brooklyn, NY, USA

“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.
-Angela Chandra, 28, Portland, OR, USA

“I was very broken, as I like to put it, because everything hurt—emotionally, physically, spiritually—you name it, it hurt.”
-Angel Rosen, 36, Beaufort, NC, USA

“I suffered depression and anxiety. That was mainly down to the mental abuse from my ex.”
-Kerry-Louise Lawrence, 25, Sheffield, England, UK

“The impact of pole spreads far and wide throughout my life.”
-Holly Smith, 17, Essex, England, UK

“The few years right before I started pole were my absolute worst.”
-Erica Schildmeyer, 27, Salem, Oregon, USA

“I don’t want to think about how bad off I’d be without pole.”
-Natasha Parker, 42, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

“I accept that change—mental or physical—can be an ongoing process.”
-Lucky Tunstall, 42, Cary, North Carolina, USA

WE’VE MOVED! Click here for the details.