Okay, so the title of this post is crazy, right? But not when you meet the mommy behind it.
Ashley Wright, or Ms. Wright’s Way (as she’s known online) is well known in the black online mommy community as an avid and vocal supporter of gentle and natural parenting practices like baby wearing and breastfeeding. But before Ashley was a mommy, she was a pole dancer who taught classes and performed. And she has continued dancing along with her child.
Some find the videos of Ashley dancing beautiful, others feel they are downright inappropriate. One of the first dancing videos Ashley posted drew so much controversy that she was invited to the talk show The Doctors to discuss it.
On the show she took a lot of heat from Dr Rachael Ross who felt the pole dancing set a bad example for Ashley’s daughter. To which Ashley responded,
“I think that what my daughter sees is mother is unapologetically herself.”
You can see the exchange below.
What do you think mommies? Is this a beautiful expression of movement? Or is it inappropriate? And for those who are mothers, how do you retain your sensuality after having children? And how much of that sensual expression do you expose your children to?