This Pole Dance Problem illustration is inspired by my fellow pole sister who recently went to a regular gym and forgot to bring a shirt.
Having been a pole studio rat (like a gym rat but yanno with pole?) it’s easy to forget that your polewear does not apply for almost all other types of physical activity. Maybe bickram yoga…but even then it’s hard to find those itty bitty gutted fold bearing shorts and all those cute scrappy sports bras. Polers love strappy. The one time forgetting the right clothes was when my friend invited me to the gym for an impromptu swim – pole clothes is perfect for that!
Pole Dance Problems (PDP) is an comedic illustration series for pole dancers who face a unique set of problems both on the pole and off. They are often painful, embarrassing but more than not they make us happy and proud to be a pole dancer.
Halloween is just a few short days away, and things aren’t exactly what they seem. Particularly when it comes to my cat. I’ve noticed him staring at my pole. Lounging with my Pleasers. Eyeing my drawer of pole clothes. I shake my head and tell myself it’s not possible. That everything pole related I’ve noticed lately is purely coincidence. That he’s just a cat, and cats don’t pole dance.
Or do they?
But when the photos came, I couldn’t find a single one that I liked. My costume was too big, and I showed. My stomach looked flabby. My hair was a mess. I didn’t hold some tricks nearly as long enough as I had thought, and those I had held weren’t really aimed at the audience. So, I had a good cry, shut my laptop, and decided to look back at them another day.