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My aerial instructor and fellow pole instructor Elly Clibbens!

Holy goddamn fuck, beautiful and that front balance barrel roll combo!! Had me squealing. 

People who tag aerial hoop pictures with pole dancing tags.

Some of THE most inspirational people I know (and members of the Pole Dancing Bloggers) got together for a google hangout chat about emotionality, spirituality and dance last week.

Unfortunately I was on holiday so missed out this time but I took part in the last chat and it was absolutely one of the most joyous things I have ever done. Luckily this time they were able to record it so I have decided to put it on in the background as I catch up with work.

It is long but definitely worth a listen.

backonpointe:

Experimenting with controlled falls tonight at the gym. I’m going to be so bruised tomorrow.

I really want to work on these. Better get my knee pads out.

When Umbridge threatens to perform an illegal curse on one of Harry’s friends to get him to reveal information on Dumbledore’s whereabouts, Hermione decides to formulate a plan to rid the students of Umbridge once and for all. She leads Umbridge into the forest and leaves her at the mercy of the centaurs who dwell there. According to legend, centaurs were notorious for their “violent lust” and were considered especially dangerous because of their “exaggerated masculinity” due to their “human male element being combined with the sexual potency of stallions”. Clearly Hermione (and Rowling, well known for her detailed and knowledgeable research in all aspects of her work) would know about the history of centaurs (she is the leading student in her class, after all). Therefore, one can assume that she led Umbridge into the forest knowing that she would suffer rape at the hands of the centaurs. When Umbridge arrives back at school after her encounter with the centaurs, she is clearly suffering the after-effects of a terrible trauma: her “mousy hair was very untidy and there were bits of twig and leaf in it, but otherwise she seemed to be quite unscathed”. Her reaction to the sound of Ron simulating horse hooves and her shock-like state throughout the scene are symptomatic of rape victims.

Tresca, D (2014) Spellbound: An Analaysis of Adult-Orientated Harry Potter Fanfiction’ in Fan CULTure: Essays on Participatory Fandom in the 21st Century. pp. 36-47 (via bexjsmith)

Doing research for an assignment and WOW. 

I swear to God this whole relationship nonsense right

jenova-amaranth:

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OMG this is hilarious just because I am in THE SAME situation. My boyfriend is 27, he is employed but in a months time he likely won’t as his apprenticeship ends and the company has been firing everyone once it ends because they basically operate off of apprentices and as he’s an apprentice he’s on about £100 a week at the moment. He’s homeless, like to the point where he’s thinking of using his savings to get a van and sleep in that because I live mileage from his work so his petrol would cost more than he earns…and I don’t even want him to live here. And he can’t afford his own place, he has a deposit but he couldn’t afford to live. He’s only here at weekends and he drives me fucking mad. Never tidies up after himself so every Monday I spend hours cleaning up his crap, he helps himself to whatever he wants but never contributes.. And he’s hoping to get a small business loan to set himself up…but I can’t see that happening. All he does is moan and I GET IT his life situation is pretty sucky right now but there is no one to blame except for himself. He’s 27 ffs, he has had a long time to sort himself out. I’m finally becoming pretty damn happy with my life and finally doing what I love…but when I am not doing those things I have him sat in the corner throwing a strop and moaning and getting angry, making a mess and generally pissing me off..I didn’t sign up for this 5 and a half years ago. I signed up for a guy who was working full time, who seemed to have his shit together and who I thought I would be living with and making a life with within a few years.

I love him - we’ve been together 5 and a half years. But honestly. I need time to myself, I need time to grow, I want freedom. I want less goddamn stress. I want to get on with my life. But because he stuck with me through a lot of my crap I feel now like I have to see it through. But frankly I don’t want to. I either want the old him back or I don’t want anything.

Two pictures of me were in the EPDC programme!

Two pictures of me were in the EPDC programme!

body-language-and-bad-habits asked: Hello pole instructor! Haha.

HELLO! tehe

spinninglovestory:

I dunno why but my left butt cheek is getting bigger faster than my right? And it keeps getting cramp? sigh.

Solved the mystery. I walk funny, putting all my weight in to my left leg and practically dragging my right leg. So my left leg does all the work. Sigh.

Maybe my left leg is longer? Maybe I should go see a specialist…..

body-language-and-bad-habits:

This photo says it all! The massive smile on my face! After feeling like a bit of a failure last week (I was so tired), I’m back to enjoying pole, and feeling so much stronger.

WHAT? One of my students is on tumblr??? HI becky! ;)
Pole tumblr-ers go follow her!

body-language-and-bad-habits:

This photo says it all! The massive smile on my face! After feeling like a bit of a failure last week (I was so tired), I’m back to enjoying pole, and feeling so much stronger.

WHAT? One of my students is on tumblr??? HI becky! ;)

Pole tumblr-ers go follow her!