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Meet Your Bodybinds Bloggers : Sheena of SheenaLaShay

This week we’re interrupting our regularly scheduled program to introduce you to our Bodybinds Bloggers. Some voices you have come to know over the past few months and others are newbies round these parts. We have a lot of great content in store for you and we want you to know the bloggers behind the words.

Editor’s Note: I’ve been asked how I came to be the Editor of the Bodybinds blog. I do consider it an honor and it fascinates me that I find myself in this place. For those seeking new adventures whether it be to write for certain publications, manage new projects or go to the moon, here are some short tips. Always be ready for an opportunity. You never know when you’re going to get your chance. Therefore even in your downtime, make sure you’re always developing your skill set. Find your favorite places, businesses and websites and get to know them intimately. Clicking every button on the Bodybinds site revealed they were looking for bloggers. (It revealed a few other things too which is why there are a lot of things in the works! Stay tuned) Put yourself out there. Pitch your idea. Then try again. It took a couple tries to get Bodybinds attention….because they are so busy creating amazing things. So in my final pitch I catered my proposal knowing what their challenges were. And when you pitch and when you deliver…. BLOW THEIR MINDS AWAY. You wanna write for a website? Manage a team? Secure a sponsor? Get the guy? Start a business? These tips are universal. And now, a girl who used to have one bra, a side ponytail and over-sized clothes to hide her body, lives in pleasure and fashionable lingerie while writing about it!

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Bodybinds: Describe your fashion?

SheenaLaShay: If ModCloth and FreePeople and Anthropologie and AllSaints had a baby that’s how I’d imagine my style to be. I like really short shorts, girly dresses, high heels and patterned tights. I also have a love affair with pretty panties. Check out my pinterest board to see items I have purchased and that live in my closet HERE if you really want to see how I dress.

Bodybinds: Describe your writing style?

SheenaLaShay: I write, for the most part, in the same way that I dance. It’s a freestyle format and then I edit, edit, edit. I write very emotional pieces that explore my thoughts and experiences. Sometimes I swear. Sometimes its a little too long. Sometimes its a little too revealing for comfort. In other words, I keep it real.

Bodybinds: What’s the most subversive thing you’ve ever done?

SheenaLaShay: Live out loud! Years ago, my entire existence would have been banned. I like to pole dance. I have a few fetish tendencies. I’d walk around naked if I could. I date multiple men. (They all know.) I like to talk about and explore sexuality and sensuality and pleasure. And I feel no shame or guilt. Living fully in my power…that’s been the most subversive thing I’ve ever done.

Bodybinds: What’s your favorite part about being a woman?

SheenaLaShay: I love my body. I love my curves. I love my skin and my eyes and my curly hair. I like the way I feel against and with a man. And I like my connection to my girl friends as well. So basically, my favorite part of being me, is dwelling in my own beauty & wellness, as well as living very connected to others.

Bodybinds: Who is your favorite style icon?

SheenaLaShay: Dita Von Teese. 

Bodybinds: How do you like to indulge yourself and/or experience pleasure?

SheenaLaShay: I love delicious, decadent and flavorful foods. I love long luxurious showers and baths. I love mind blowing sex. And I love sensual dance in a dark room, with candle lights and 7 inch heels. ULTIMATE PLEASURE!

 

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Known as an Intellectual Sensual Shaman and Wild Magical Woman, Sheena LaShay has one mission: To inspire authentic and powerful living. Sheena is a Writer, Editor and Producer in New York City. More specifically she is the Co-President and Editor-in-Chief of the #PDBloggers, Editor of the Bodybinds Lingerie blog, a Lifestyle Tech Blogger for Verizon Wireless and a Contributing Writer for OwningPink.com under the direction of Lissa Rankin.

Sheena LaShay is also a Motivational Speaker and has delivered keynote addresses at Lehman College, the historic Poet’s Den Gallery and Theater and has an interview featured in Abiola Abraham’s soon-to-be-released book, “The Sacred Bombshell Handbook of Self Love.” Most notably, Sheena LaShay was also recently interviewed by Dr. Richard Besser of ABC News for “This Week with George Stephanopologous” regarding sexual abuse, politics and culture.

Having spent the formative years of her life in a repressive cult and surviving childhood sexual abuse, Sheena decided to live in abundance, freedom and joy after hitting rock bottom. Knowing the transformative healing power of art and creativity, Sheena created the “Crafts + Cupcakes” DIY parties, “CREATE” retreats for women artists, and “Wild Magical Woman” workshops. She also travels around the country capturing portraits and intimate boudoir moments of women. To follow her adventures, her healing journey and her creative art visit SheenaLaShay.com.

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Meet Your Bodybinds Bloggers : Jillian of PoleGeek

This week we’re interrupting our regularly scheduled program to introduce you to our Bodybinds Bloggers. Some voices you have come to know over the past few months and others are newbies round these parts. We have a lot of great content in store for you and we want you to know the bloggers behind the words.

Editors Note: Jillian is an absolute breath of fresh air. I have the honor of working with Jillian on the board of the Pole Dancing Bloggers Association and over the past few months, I have come to respect her more and more and more. Along with providing great value to our PDBloggers team, Jillian is an incredibly gifted writer, dancer and creator. When she writes, she inspires and finds the fun in everything. She’s refreshing, sweet and gorgeous. On top of that, I know she has an incredibly subversive dark side and that makes it all the more better. You have seen her post on Bodybinds before, but lets officially welcome her to the blogger team.

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Bodybinds: Describe your fashion?

Jillian: Cat lady with a dirty mind.

Bodybinds: Describe your writing style?

Jillian: I write exactly as I think. Lots of excitement, passion, sincerity … and sometimes confusion.

Bodybinds: What’s the most subversive thing you’ve ever done?

Jillian: The most subversive thing that I can share is that I have far too many that I can’t.

Bodybinds: What’s your favorite part about being a woman?

Jillian: Too many to count! I love it all … except for cramps, they suck.

Bodybinds: Who is your favorite style icon?

Jillian: Isabella Blow, Dita Von Teese, and Wednesday Addams.

Bodybinds: How do you like to indulge yourself and/or experience pleasure?

Jillian:  I love to surround myself in soft, sumptuous fabrics.

 

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Jillian is a costume and accessories designer, entrepreneur, and Jill-of-all-trades. When she isn’t knee deep in faux fur and rhinestones, either creating cosplay accessories for Gimme Paws or custom dance costumes, she can be found pole dancing. Jillian writes for her blog, Pole Geek, where she geeks out over pole dance, design, and her healthy living journey.

Jillian  aspires to live fully and authentically herself, learning and traveling as much as possible. Her current goals include writing the trashiest romance novel ever, learning to be a badass boss, and seeing the aurora borealis in Iceland. Jillian resides in sunny Los Angeles with her ginger boyfriend and two kitties, Gomez and Pugsley.

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Meet Your Bodybinds Bloggers : Milan of AGrlCanMac

This week we’re interrupting our regularly scheduled program to introduce you to our Bodybinds Bloggers. Some voices you have come to know over the past few months and others are newbies round these parts. We have a lot of great content in store for you and we want you to know the bloggers behind the words.

Editors Note: I first met Milan through twitter and when I realized we both lived in New York, we made it a priority to meet in person. While Milan is known for writing about beauty, fashion, creativity, travel and finances, I have always been fascinated by her quiet yet rumbling spirit. She’s soft spoken and reserved, yet she’s powerful. She reminds me of a volcano right before it erupts. You know, that deep, ethereal stirring of power. That is what I love about her. She will write pretty things but she will also explore powerful things too. I’m so excited to welcome Milan to the Bodybinds blogger team.

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Bodybinds: Describe your fashion?

Milan: I don’t follow trends, I wear what I like and what flatters my shape. My style is vibrant, timeless and all about accessories. I often take tribal and/or funky accessories/statement pieces and pair them with at times bohemian looks and at other times classic chic styles. I love color and prints and am a stickler for fit; tailored clothing will make you look like you have a body that’s gold rather you’re a size 0 or 50. Fit is everything.

Bodybinds: Describe your writing style?

Milan: I would describe my writing style as a creative, empowering and a soulful adventure. I delight in living well and encouraging others to identify and pursue what encompasses them living well. 

Bodybinds: What’s the most subversive thing you’ve ever done?

Milan: I don’t think i know what this means?! Lol. I looked up the word in the dictionary and everything and still don’t get it. Haha. 

Bodybinds: What’s your favorite part about being a woman?

Milan: Our intuition. We magically receive knowledge many times without any proof right away or ever. The more I listen to mine, the more it talks to me about any and everything like whether to take an opportunity or not, which side of the street to walk down and how the seemingly quiet and nerdy man reading the paper two tables down is a freak behind closed doors and will rock your world. If a woman can quiet her mind and trust herself, her intuition will share with her the Universe’s treasures. These treasures can save her life or others. That’s dope to me.

Bodybinds: Who is your favorite style icon?

Milan: Dorothy Dandridge. I love how she organically oozed grace, talent, sophistication and sex appeal all at the same damn time.That balance is feminine bliss to me.

Bodybinds: How do you like to indulge yourself and/or experience pleasure?

Milan: Anything that cultivates and fosters that head back and eyes closed savoring the delicious moments type of energy is pleasurable for me. I indulge in experiences that put me into the present by slowing me down and exciting any of or a combination of any or all 5 of my senses the same time: sight, hearing, smell, taste, touch. Candle lit baths with warm bubbles and sensual scented bath bombs while any Kem album is playing and I’m sipping on a glass of Reisling is sensory euphoria. Slow dancing to 90′s slow music with a fine man who smells good in room full of people but it feels like no one else exists or matters in those moments is pleasure. A savory piece of key lime pie that’s the perfect fusion of tart and sweet or adorning my body with pretty things to celebrate it like ornate metal cuff bracelets, African waist beads and body chains create an experience for me. Swinging on a swing in the park at dusk, that feeling of freedom and weightlessness, turns me into a puddle of pleasure too. 

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Milan is a soulful and mysterious Scorpio woman, creative writer and artist residing in New York City. She’s a professional makeup artist, fashion industry professional, accessories designer and insert anything else creative you can think of. Although she loves indulging in all things creative, writing will always be her strongest passion and favorite way to express herself. With her imagination still in tact, she can turn anything into an adventure rather solo or with friends and loved ones in tow. She stands by empowering women and encouraging them to explore themselves and their femininity. She believes sexiness and feeling sexy isn’t just about a look; It’s about an energy one oozes. Not everyone feels sexy in a thong and 6 inch heels, maybe you feel like a porn star in boy shorts and flats, she’s just saying. Whatever is your sexy, find it and revel in it. Whatever is your joy, find it and revel in it.

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