Charming Oriola is an active girl who is into amateur pole dancing. She also practices archery. She enjoys dancing very much and, when it’s possible, she likes to indulge herself in dancing naked. Hunting is something she has tried, but she didn’t enjoy it, and she has given up on killing animals. She considers pole dancing, by contrast, to be the ultimate expression of her femininity.
“There are always going to be people who think of it as nothing but stripping, or maybe just being an exotic dancer,” she says, “and that seems kind of cheap and tawdry to a lot of people. But to me, when you’re dancing on that pole, when you’re celebrating your own sexuality and your own sensuality, when you’re doing your best to turn on whoever is watching and all eyes are on you, that to me is the most incredible statement you can make about being a woman. You’re saying, ‘I’m here. This is my body. This is my sexiness. This is my desire. You all want me. I want you to want me. And I will do anything that it takes to make you want me more.’ I love that pole dancing gives me the chance to turn on an audience.”
Oriola likes to keep her audiences small and intimate, but she admits that when she does get the chance to dance in front of a slightly larger audience, she enjoys it. She likes to use her body to get done the things she wants to do in life. She knows she’s a very sexy woman, and she thinks there is always room for her to be hotter and better. She believes she can handle whatever life can throw at her, and she further thinks that this is the only way to approach life.
“I love archery, yes, but it’s not really about the physical part of it,” she says. “It’s an exercise for your muscles in some ways, certainly, but to me it’s more than that. Sure, lots of people are into archery right now because it’s popular in lots of fantasy style movies. I don’t do archery because I’m trying to get in on a trend, though. I don’t need to do it to get more exercise for my body, either, because I’ve already got that covered between my dancing and my personal workout regimen. I think of archery as a way of being completely in the now. There’s a book about archery and Zen and how the practice of archery can help you achieve that mental oneness with the now. As you get ready to shoot your arrow, you’ve got this total harmony in all your muscles and your body and mind, and that’s really special. When I’m centered and calm, when I’ve got that bow in my hands, is when I’m in my natural element and best prepared for life as it is and as I want it to be.”
Hunting was something that didn’t feel natural to Oriola. She just wasn’t good at it because her heart wasn’t in it. “You would think, an active girl like me, that I would be a natural fit for hunting, but I simply was not. When I saw a deer and it was time for me to take the shot, when it was time for me to take that animal’s life, I simply couldn’t do it. I just couldn’t bring myself to kill it. It was there and it was innocent and it was just the most natural thing in the world, and I felt like an intruder in its universe. I was like, who am I to do this to this living creature? How am I fit to live on its world when it has done nothing to me? So I gave up on hunting from that point forward. There was just no point in even going out there and engaging in the exercise. It was always only theoretical for me, and it was going to stay that way.”
Oriola prefers to be herself, mentally and physically, through dancing socially and even naked when she can. “Everything just goes away when I dance,” she says. “Everything evaporates until I’m completely at union with myself and who I am. I can’t possibly be concerned with ordinary problems and day to day issues when I’m dancing. It’s like with the bow and arrow. You can’t be a person made of your problems if you’re in the moment and totally focused on what you are doing. This is the true freedom and liberation that comes with being grounded and knowing who you are. I’m all about that grounding. I like to focus on that centering. It’s very important to me. And I like to share that philosophy when I can. That’s just me.”