I love hearing about the personal experiences of how women and men have learnt to love the body that they are in now. This is such a big move towards caring for oneself because, if you hate the person looking back at you then caring for that person becomes very difficult.
Read on for Connie Anne 's journey towards body positivity.
3 years ago, I torn my groin from hyper extension and not activating the right muscles. I was told that I wouldn't be able to train and might have needed an operation. I couldn't train for over a year and I'm not a person who could sit around and do nothing. I watched a lot of YouTube videos on these amazing women (pole dancers) who could do phenomenal stuff with their bodies and I was so in awe and inspired. I wanted to be that girl who could dance and hang from a pole with just one ankle.
I started dancing with Pole Divas in January this year. Pole dancing is by far the most
challenging thing I have ever done in my life. In a class full of women, I learned to appreciate that everyone has a different, unique body and that I was curvy and no matter how much I trained my body will always be curvy. I love my curvy body and developed strength I never thought I would have. I've challenged my body in ways I didn't think I could and most importantly learnt to understand my own inner and outer strength. Pole dancing has taught me to have fun, listen to my body, take care of it and most importantly love my body.
Dancing at Pole Divas has taught me so much about myself and who I want to be as a person. Dancing has always been a passion of mine and it's where I can escape all of the negative things happening in this world.
Pole divas has taught me to be completely confident with my body and I have learnt how to feel comfortable in a room full of ladies. In a world where women can be so cruel and harsh, we come together and encourage, support and share the same passion. We break the norm of what is expected of women and we push ourselves beyond our own limits. This has transformed my mind and I am 100% a better person then who I was last year.
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