Goddess alert! This week on the podcast, we have self-proclaimed sexy senior and pole priestess, Makeda of the blog Flying Over 50. On this episode, we talk about how Makeda discovered pole in her 50s and how it helped transform her life, how she views pole studios as goddess temples and dance as a spiritual practice, how she turned negative social media into a positive experience, and we discuss the need for different levels of entry in pole in order to be more inclusive as a community. Check out Makeda's full episode here, then check out more from Makeda below!
Where did you grow up, and what is your current home town?
I was born in Los Angeles, but grew up in Chicago. I currently live in Palmdale, which is right outside of Los Angeles.
Can you share a favorite pole dance photo of yourself?
I really have tons — but here is one of them — the photographer is @ShotbyJhana and the artwork is by Tantra Punk
And a favorite non-pole-life photo?
What’s your go-to pole move?
My go-to pole move is the shoulder mount
Give us a sexy floorwork song.
What’s a YouTube pole dance video we should check out?
The video is of Jones, one of my pole mentors and instructors. Her studio is Tilt Studios in Burbank, CA. The artist, Unsung Lilly, singing the cover of "Natural Woman," were pr clients of mine.
Give us a song that makes you want to immediately strip off your clothes and jump on the pole.
Who should we follow on Instagram?
My pole muse: @IAmPoleBunny
Show us an inspiring image.
The image of me channeling light from the moon inspires me when I need an extra dose of energy ! The artwork is by Donald Layne.
Who would you like to see interviewed on the Pole Parlour Podcast?
Christina Villegas, the producer of "The Pole Dancing Chronicles"
Thanks so much, and many blessings to you, Makeda! <3