Body size no barrier: Plus-size women who pick up pole dancing in S'pore want to inspire others

At first, they were afraid that their body type would prevent them from trying out pole dancing. But they took the plunge, defied convention and found a new confidence.

SINGAPORE - When the booming music came on at a recent photo shoot, event specialist Shermin Lim touched the steel pole and swirled her body around it, all while wearing seven-inch heels.

The 30-year-old was first intrigued by pole dancing after a visit to a strip club in New Zealand five years ago. But it was only in July last year, when she came across her friend's social media posts, that she decided to pick up pole dancing, at Slap dance studio in Robinson Road.

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