“Pole Story” by Claire Griffin Sterrett, A Review by UPA!
Claire Griffin Sterrett wrote an extraordinary book “Pole Story”. Founder of United Pole Artists shares her thoughts on this easy, informative read. Click here to find out more about Claire and her book, “Pole Story” Upon reading “Pole Story”, I almost feel as if I have a duty to spread the word of Claire Griffin Sterrett. There were moments during this read where she put in words things that I have felt about pole dancing. For instance, she wrote of pole being in the Olympics and turning into a fitness craze, what that does to the art of pole, negative and positive, and how it may make a particular type of pole dancer feel. She poses many important questions, and forces her reader to think long and hard about the direction that pole dancing is headed. This book makes you think of things you ordinarily wouldn’t. One such thing, is how women in the present have been taking on a masculine persona, and for us to want to show our sexuality out in the open, has become a little more tabu. For any woman that pole dances, this book is wonderful in helping you understand the position of other pole dancers. We all have our own reasons for poling, and acceptance of each persons reason is key to the continuing growth of pole. I strongly recommend this book to all pole dancers. “Pole Story” is short and to the point, easy to read and hard to put down. Laying out by the pool? Hopping on a plane? Have an hour to yourself? That’s all it takes, but gives back more than you would think. As a woman, a pole dancer and a sexual beast, I will let the world know, with confidence and conviction, why I pole, why it’s good for me and the rest of the world. This book helps give you that vocabulary and information to properly get your point across, in a society that still needs help understanding us. Claire Griffin Sterrett did an wonderful job of writing this book, and I almost felt as if she were in the room talking to me, one on one, as a friend and fellow pole dancer. Annemarie Davies Founder, United Pole Artists unitedpoleartists.com