Secret Confessions of a Pole Dancer
At the tender age of 24, Amy Hazel is already an accomplished pole trickster in Australia with several titles under her belt. But life was never this easy for Amy. In this exposé, Amy shares with us her battles with anorexia and bullying, and how pole dancing changed her life for the better!
I was a victim of bullying in high school. They called me “fat, ugly and pale”. It hurt me so much that I made a conscientious choice to change. I began exercising a lot and limited my daily nutritional intake.
I was convinced my hunger pains were full pains. Clothes just fell off me and I was excited by this change. But it wasn’t until..
I thought I was going bald as all my hair started to fall out. People used to ask me if I cut my hair or used hair thinner. I went crying to my dad one day as clumps were falling out.
Eventually, my mum forced me to see a dietician. At first I was livid but when I met her, I knew she was different and that I could trust her.
I fell in love with pole dancing instantaneously. I trained every single day anywhere from 3 to 8 hours per day. I did a lot of running and also weights to build up my strength.
Pole dancing instils in me a power of confidence and I am lost without it.
My proudest achievement are the titles I’ve won in Australia as well receiving sponsorships from US brands like Bad Kitty. I have also won bodybuilding competitions.
My best trick is the Rainbow Marchenko as it is one of the most desired tricks, involving a combination of splits, strength and contortion.
The advice I’d give to pole dance beginners is: never give up. You go through hard days. Just power through and it will all be rewarding in the end.