We at Hoodlum Fang love to celebrate you, and that is why our brand ambassadors are selected from some of our amazing customers. This group of badasses hold the same core values as we do with regards to equity, social issues and issues within our pole and fitness industry. They are a group of fantastic business owners, fitness instructors and activists.
Drya (follow at @dry_art_erial)
French Berlin-based software engineer for more than 10 years, I am also an intersectional afro-feminist, body-positive, and anti-racism activist. I spend my free time between my passion for movement and aerial art, and my activities in humanitarian associations.
I believe in the power of representation and connected deeply with Hoodlum Fang work. The care taken in representing bodies looking more like me, and offering us options to also feel comfy and sexy in original aerial apparel, immediately spoke to me. I'm particularly grateful to Chloe for their diversity statement and work to make more space for diverse body in our industry. I'm honoured to represent Hoodlum Fang from now on!
Raven (follow at @raven.shemoans)
Chrome Chronicles Pole Blog (follow at @chromechroniclespole)
I have been pole dancing for five years now at Maya Dance and Fitness and Pink Kitten dance school in Bristol. My favourite styles of pole dance are anything that involves wearing massive heels and as little clothes as possible, as I’m an avid Sunday bumday enthusiast! I absolutely love working with Hoodlum Fang as they’re a bold and brilliant brand who actively promote inclusivity, diversity and the importance of using your voice and speaking out- which are all important attributes that align with my views.
I am one thousand percent pro Black Lives Matter and equal rights for people of all races and all members of the LGBTQIA+ community. I fully support sex work being de-criminalised. Also, pole dancing came from strippers and strip clubs, end of!
When I’m not pole dancing, I write about my pole dance adventures in my blog Chrome Chronicles, which represents an average dancer’s adventures in the world of pole dance (warning, it’s a bit of an NSFW read)! As well as pole dancing, my other favourite things in life are dogs, heavy metal, hip hop, whiskey and olives.
You can read The Chrome Chronicles Blog HERE!
Jax Pole (follow at @jaxpole)
Jax became a Hoodlum Fang Ambassador in early 2019 and has enjoyed being a part of such a unique partnership!
Hoodlum Fang caught her eye solely because of the prints that were available. After seeing so many options in the pole community - none quite attracted her dark side until the variety that HF had to offer! Not only were the prints fabulous and came in a range of styles for tops, bottoms and so much more but they fit well too!
Jax was never petite and after trying on so many pole sets from other retailers, well - you can imagine how frustrating it is to find a good fit! Not only did the sizes fit well, they were easy to breathe and move in but also could create custom sizes AND prints! Mind. Blown. Chloe and HF embraced Jax's alternative style, curvy figure and overall eccentric personality - a match made in heaven!
Over the past year HF has grown not just in providing new accessories or styles but in their core values. They acknowledge diversity and support all body figures, genders, skin colors and so much more. Jax has always had an open door policy not only at her studio but in her heart and it was exciting to see her budding partnership also hold those same values. HF is welcoming to their growing Ambassadors and their retail clients. Jax is thrilled to be a part of something that goes so much further than just comfy, cute pole clothes (even though she wants every print!) and has a relationship with a company that isn't afraid to take a stand, use their voice and will back up their team. Hoodlum Fang is so much more than just a clothing store - it's a part of the community and Jax is so happy to be in their family!
Peach Lee Ray, instructor and studio owner at Feelin' Peachy - Pole Dancing Classes Wirral. Specialist in Exotic Dance, Low Flow and Fun!
You'll also catch her doing: Confidence and business coaching, oil painting, and astrology.
Pole dancing taught me to love my body and to love how I could express myself through movement in a way I had never done before. I love exotic pole and low flow the most, and the way that pole can make me feel playful, sexy, silly, strong, and empowered, sometimes all at once!
As I started teaching pole dancing I realised that my passion really was in taking this fun, confidence building hobby and giving it to as many people as I could. If I can leave this earth knowing I have touched the lives of the people I've taught, helping them to love and appreciate themselves more deeply, I know that I'll have a legacy that makes me proud. More than anything, I wanted to make sure I could offer classes that would suit people of all different body types, abilities and backgrounds, regardless of their dance experience (or lack of it!).
For me, it is essential that everything I do feels ethical and accessible. I want you to be able to walk into my studio and start a routine class and not feel out of your depth, or scared to continue. I want you to be able to take our beginner tricks class and not have to worry that you're not going to fit in or you'll be the only plus size individual in the room. If you have chronic health conditions or physical ailments I want you to know that not only will I adapt my teaching style, but I will offer variations and work with you to ensure you get the most from your sessions if necessary. These are just some of the ways I try to ensure I am offering my students the best.
This belief extends to the brands I work with and promote to my students too. This was why I was delighted when Hoodlum Fang approached me to be a brand ambassador for them, because they really signify everything I believe in.
Although I am 'straight size', I always wanted to promote brands that catered beyond the usual narrow sizing you see from many pole brands. It doesn't matter if I fit into the clothes, if my students can't then I can't promote that brand with a clear conscience. All of my students absolutely adore Hoodlum Fang for their inclusive sizing, amazing range of prints, and variety of cuts to fit everyone's comfort level and body shape.
They are their absolute biggest cheerleaders, discussing new print releases in our private student group and repping their outfits in our classes. Chloe even designs my studio's custom pole sets which feature my studio branding. I wouldn't trust the job to anyone else.
Hoodlum Fang is more than a clothing company to me. They are a brand that represents the very best in the pole industry. A brand that has a strong set of values that they work hard to showcase in everything they do. I am proud to be a part of the team and see what wonderful things they continue to do going forward.