Can I be honest with you? When I first started Black Girls Pole, I always felt like a hot mess and like I didn’t have my $h!t together. I used to say to myself, “Who would want to follow Black Girls Pole? I am not good enough for people to follow this brand. I don’t know anything about running a business.” I did not realize it back then that this feeling had a name and it is called Imposter Syndrome.
When Black Girls Pole came on the scene 5 years ago, it was the void that needed to be filled in the pole community and I knew I had to be a part of it! I attended the first ever BGP Miami Retreat in 2016 and have been to a retreat ever year since! When asked why the BGP Retreats are so important and why I will always chose to spend a week with my melanated sisters, here is why!
For some of us, we wake up and immediately start thinking about the tasks at hand, which can cause us serious stress. Before springing forward and reaching your smartphone, grab a notebook and write upon waking up.