WHEN DID YOU START POLE AND WHY?
Just after my 50th birthday party in November 2019. Needed a sport that grabbed my interest as normal gym routines bore me. Pole challenges me and my body surprises me every lesson.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE POLE TRICK/POSE OR POLE FLOW?
Anything that has me upside down.WHAT IS YOUR POLE NEMESIS?
SHARE A TIME WHEN YOU WERE NOT SO PERFECT ON THE POLE?
That's all the time....this is a journey!! And I love all the pole kisses while doing it.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE MUSIC TO TRAIN/DANCE TO?
Anything soulful and sultry
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A KEDEYAHKO KWEEN AND WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT THE BRAND?
Representing my people through a passion I love is humbling and a privilege. Helping Kedeyahko create their own space swamped by beautiful clothing but not for women that look like us, have hips, lips and bums like us, is shining a light on how beautful our melanin bodies are!! Can't wait to celebrate that.
The brand is about me!! I immediately identify with that! My soul feels comfortable just looking at their clothing.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE POLE RELATED ITEM YOU HAVE BOUGHT THIS YEAR?
My orange 'Don't Touch My Hair' Hoodie by Kedeyahko
WHO OR WHAT INSPIRES YOU MOST ABOUT THE POLE INDUSTRY?
Black Girls Pole movement!! All of the leading black polers both here and in the US.
WHAT DO YOU THINK IS MISSING/NEEDED IN THE POLE INDUSTRY?
Better positive imagery and a push to change the narrative that pole dance is just about the sex industry.
RANDOM / FUN FACTS ABOUT YOURSELF
I enjoy Aerial Yoga as well and I am a Rail Engineer specialising in inclusive design on the 2600 stations nationally.
WHAT CAN WE EXPECT TO SEE FROM YOU IN THE FUTURE?
More flexibility and strength. Once I get better at that...I think I will fly!
You can find Lorna on Instagram @lornapolefitness777