18 February 2015

Watch: Graceful Women Dancers Defy Pole Dancing Stripper Stereotypes

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To combat the image of pole dancing as an activity reserved for strippers, a group of women amateur pole dancers have created a video to explain their reasons for dancing.

In the video titled ‘Why I Dance’, they held up signs depicting their “outside title” which refers to how they think others view them.

The women come from all walks of life and include a teacher, an activist, a psychologist and a writer. They also shared their reasons for pole dancing; for one woman it was a form of empowerment while for others, it was a way of owning their bodies and sexuality.

Watch the video below.

[via BuzzFeed, video via Why I Dance Film]