I wrote two pieces for Vertical's Issue 5. I will not re-post my articles like I did for Issue 4. I followed the rules and only wrote what I was supposed to. You can visit their website to view the online version (the current cover is still Issue 4 and the link to the online version still has the October-November issue from 2011, but it should be updated soon).
My first article was written for Twirly Girls' Mama Bel, who is now 60 years old and still one of my favorite pole dancers. She was the original creator of the Grande Dames, a class for pole dancers over 50. I know there are other groups and amazing over-40/50 dancers on Facebook, but Bel was the first to create that specific name (she has shirts and everything), so I wanted to give her a public kudos for being one of the first to make pole dance more accessible to everyone. I also want to thank Mary Ellyn Weissman and Judy Jovanelly for giving me quotes for my article.
The best part was that I think Bel forgot that I wrote that article so she was flipping through the magazine at the Vertical table at PoleCon and saw herself. She probably bought two or three magazines because she was so excited. I also had no idea they were going to make her photo a full page. I would like to thank Liquidpulp Photography for the photo we used. Unfortunately, the photo credit did not make it into the magazine. :-(
My second article was about Pole Show LA, which was a show put on by BeSpun in January 2012.
Please support independent print magazines by purchasing through the link above. I am very excited to have an even longer article in Issue 6. I am also excitedly waiting my assignment for Issue 7. Again, I thank Claire and Vertical for including me in the family!
|Mama Bel's magazine signed by the amazing Pantera Blacksmith|