[Wild Cozy Truth 29] The Sensual Power of Pole Dance with Maria Ortega Garcia


Today’s episode begins with the essay Prairie Fire — an apt metaphor for how my life feels right now. I’ll fill you in on everything I’m burning down at a later date, but for now, let’s just watch the flames. My interview with language teacher and pole dance enthusiast Maria Ortega Garcia is perfect for Valentine’s Day. I begin our chat a little skeptical of pole dancing but by the end, I’m actively searching for a class in my neighborhood. We discuss feminine embodiment, safe expression of sensuality, and how embracing sexiness doesn’t happen overnight and is an ongoing journey.
Connect with Maria through her website mariaortegagarcia.com or on Instagram @maria.ortega.garcia
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Renee Powers founded Feminist Book Club in 2018 to provide a space for intersectional feminists to learn, grow, and connect. When not reading or running the biz, you can find her drinking coffee and trying unsuccessfully to teach her retired racing greyhound how to fetch. Favorite genres: memoir, contemporary literary fiction, short stories

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