Long Live Sexy
On Friday, June 29th, a quiet conversation with a fellow pole dancer was the catalyst for the feel and attitude of these last several days, Bringing Sexy Back Week. The day after I spoke to Alethea Austin, it was my day to post “Today’s Pole News” and there was little to talk about. So, I decided to write an article, just as I am now. Then, I had an idea while I was writing it. The thought was to have as many people as possible make “sexy” pole dancing videos and post them on youtube, facebook, where ever, and label them all the same, so that people who don’t know us, don’t know our world, when stumbling upon one, would find many. They would see that we are not afraid to express ourselves, although we are attached to a stigma. We are not ashamed of what we do, rather proud of it. Expressing your sexy side should be natural, beautiful and accepted with out disdain. For me, expressing a sexual side of myself has been rather easy, but, understandably, not so easy for others. Some need encouragement, guidance and literally a reason to do so. For some of you this week, “Bringing Sexy Back” Week was that platform, for some of you, I bet you were just dying to let it ooze out of your pores, stretch to your fingers and toes and reach into the bones of those watching you. Whatever side of the fence you sit on or if you only observed last week and did not participate, we thank you for being a part of it, we thank you for watching and we thank you for being and accepting sexy. There was so much love flowing this week, so much positive energy and it was amazing to see so many people post their videos. We have counted about 150 and that number is still growing. My sister and I watched in amazement as our Facebook page exploded and in one particular moment, my eyes filled up with tears hearing the number of men and women from all parts of the globe supporting our little idea. BSB Week was literally just a small thought that blossomed into something huge.
At the first sign that it was something big, I said to Alethea, “I think we’ve started a movement here. I’ve got the chills” and she said back to me “We didn’t start a movement, this is what they needed”. I realized then, that she was right; we didn’t start anything, it was there, in you, all along. You just needed to hear that, yes, it is okay to be sexy while dancing with a pole. Why is it other dancers, of all kinds, can be sexy, but, when pole dancers do it we sometimes get guff for it? I’m not sure about you, but I stopped caring about that a long time ago. PerhapsBSB Week is a way for more of us to feel that way, to not care what others think. To dance how we feel, sometimes athletic, sometimes comedic, sometimes artistic and dramatic, and sometimes we all feel a little raunchy. Having all forms of pole dancing in our world is what makes it so spectacular and special.