I’m sick of being told I’m lucky
Lily Chen
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I think, at least for myself growing up, it was always beat into my head that pole dancers were associated with sex, prostitution and dirty men. Reading your writing and seeing friends take up the practice has really help me deconstruct those teachings. Yet, of course, I still have to put in the mental work to not make those associations.

Now I find pole dancing absolutely mesmerizing and beautiful!