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Why is Makeda Smith an inspiration?

She’s one of the few women her age that can work a pole better than most 20-year-olds!

Reading this amazing woman’s story on XO Necole, I couldn’t help but dig deeper to find out more about her. According to her website, Smith found her calling with pole dancing at the age of 50, after a string of bad luck, including the loss of her business, her home, and her man.

Instead of wallowing in self-pity, Makeda turned her life around, mind, body, and spirit with self-healing and self-love through pole dancing. The pole has been, in Makeda’s words, an “instrumental axis” and she “stepping out of the box” has definitely proven that all it takes is for you to believe in yourself.


I started poling when I turned 50. I am 56 now and getting younger by the moment. I hope to inspire people, but especially women and particularly older women, because it is true, we can do any thing we put our minds, heart and spirit into!


Click here for more on her story

Lakia Nichole

Lakia Nichole’s Blog is a platform to showcase love for my people, our culture, and all positive things in-between.