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We’re so, what?,...... SEXY

I was joined on the 29th April by a lovely group of women attending my STRUT Masterclass.  This is the class that teaches women how to walk sexily and confidently in their high heels.  

We started off the session by welcoming one another into our safe space.  A space of no judgement of others or ourselves. A space created for women to STRUT into their power. The next step was to coach these beautiful women how to stand in their stilettos because, let’s face it, if we can’t stand in them we have no chance of walking in them.

As a therapist and a confidence coach, I'm a great believer that everything starts with the mind.  I believe that whatever it is we are thinking, our bodies project it. This is why I introduced affirmations into my masterclass.

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The first affirmation I introduced is I AM HERE.  This means I am present, I own my space. Now, with the mind right, they were ready to embody those words, by standing up straight, shoulders pinned back, core engaged, chest up. Now that they are looking strong and confident, I introduced the first Strut. The Power STRUT is first, followed by The Diva, The Sass, The Seductress and The Pussycat STRUT. Starting with the Power Strut – the Strut that commands attention in any situation.  Continuing with Struts that become progressively bolder, sexier and more intimate. Each Strut is different, with a different purpose and effect. But in each case the technique remains the same:

Step 1 Stand tall, shoulders back, core engaged, chest up

Step 2 Step with right foot first.  Heel down followed by the sole of the foot. Repeat with left foot.

The afternoon was electric, buzzing with energy and fun.  Many of my beautiful ladies came on their own, but they all soon made friends and connected with the other women. STRUT is so much more than a Masterclass that teaches women how to walk in high heels.  It’s a movement, a sisterhood, a celebration of womanhood.

The afternoon finished in true Madam Storm style, accompanied by a special guest, my partner Mr Marcus, I showcased my Art of Seduction Masterclass , where the ladies witnessed me seducing him with a few simple movements , as I strutted towards him.

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We then gave out certificates after all my ladies were now professional STRUTTERS. We toasted the occasion with a glass of prosecco.

Remember, How you walk says a lot about a you.  You only have one shot to make a good impression. Make it a memorable one!!!!!

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The Power Strut catwalk

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It was the 4th March, when I walked into a room full of beautiful vibrant women.  Straight away I felt at ease as their spirit was warm and their faces were inviting.  They all smiled at me.

One lady said ‘Hi General’. I was surprised and humbled that they knew who I was.

I had arrived a bit early, so I had the pleasure of sitting in on their meeting.  Silvia Petretti, an activist for women with HIV who had organised the event had the floor  Her passion for the cause was clear to see.  I sat back in excitement and admiration.

She gave me the floor and we got to Strutting! I delivered a 2-hour STRUT Masterclass, teaching the women how to own their space and walk confidently in their stilettos.  Mind you most of them were in trainers.

We went through the dress rehearsal with fun and sass - the transformation was incredible. These were women who had never strutted down the catwalk before.  Some were more nervous than others, but with coaching and Chaka Khan Im every woman playing in the background, the ladies began to relax and have fun.

Me and the beautiful Silvia Petretti from  actuplondon.wordpress.com  

Me and the beautiful Silvia Petretti from actuplondon.wordpress.com 

They were stepping outside their comfort zone and grew with every strut. We strutted, posed, laughed and recited affirmations together, such as I AM HERE and Amandla Awethu, which means The Power Is Ours.  Together we created a safe supportive space.  The room was full of encouragement, passion and love for one another.  I felt totally connected with the women straight away.

With just a few days to go until The Power Catwalk I left there confident knowing they were going to ace it.  But nothing could of prepared me for the overwhelming feeling of love I felt on the day as I watched in front row these beautiful women STRUT down the catwalk.

Tears rolled down my face as I watched each and every one of them strut into their power.  And in that moment, I knew this was much bigger than me.  In that moment, I knew this was where I was supposed to be!   It’s funny because, although individually they applaud me for my good work, it was they who had taught me.  It was they who inspired me, and it is those women who made me want to be a better woman.

We were also entertained by beautiful African dancing from the women and heard beautiful words by poet and activist Bakita Kasadha.  Her poems can be found here www.bakitakk.com

It was a powerful and informative evening - their message was clear.  They were not weak, feeble victims.  They were strong women on a mission to get rid of the perception that women with HIV are weak.  Many people share a misconception on what its like to be a woman living with HIV.  Many of these women with HIV face violence, poverty and stigma. This day, they showed unity and strength. Women are the second largest group to have HIV, with over 30,000 women living in the UK, the largest in Europe.  Please visit www.positivelyuk.org for more information.  They run a great support group and other amazing services.

I speak a lot on owning your space and growing through what you go through and that night I saw the words come alive.  I have never met a bunch of women who were as brave, courageous and beautiful as the women I saw that night strutting against stigma.  They were loud and proud. I AM HERE!!!!

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Me and my beautiful STRUTTERS

Me and my beautiful STRUTTERS