I pole dance because it's something that feels like it comes naturally to me. I feel like I can achieve things. I can be myself. I can make other people astonished at my strength and daring. I feel like it's an activity that fits with my personality.
When I pole dance I enjoy being my body and feeling that it's not awkward and clumsy, like it usually is. I can be graceful and dangerous. I can get that rush of excitement at something reckless done well. I love being strong and developing 'useful' muscles.
I enjoy performance. I enjoy dressing up and making a show. I enjoy feeling sexy and find no reason I should be ashamed of that. It feels like I'm doing it for me, because I am worth being stunning and having an audience.
I suppose that's vain, but I don't give myself much space for that normally.
I enjoy feeling good about myself. I enjoy being proud of my body.