Erin Clark's book If You Really Love Me, Throw Me Off the Mountain (EyeCorner Press) is recommended by the NYTimes in this article showcasing a wide range of books, films, television and dance representing artists from the disability community
"Erin Clark is an unstoppable force. She is fierce in a way that forces people to notice, unapologetic in claiming her space in the world. She is a brilliant writer and a World Champion pole athlete. She’s paraglided in Spain and skied down mountains in Canada. She also happens to use a wheelchair."
“My disability doesn’t undermine my athleticism, it is my athleticism.” She tells bodypositivity.com. “I compete with my disability, it’s the key part of what I do.”
As an adaptive athlete, Erin has to figure out how to perform standard pole moves in the way that her body allows her. She explains that as an adaptive athlete there is nothing to ‘overcome’, her physical limitations will always exist. It’s what she does with her abilities that makes her such a skilled athlete.
Barcroft Media sent a videographer to Vilaseca to film me going about my day and training for the World Pole Sport Competitions in July, 2017. I love to be followed around by cameras and I love it even more when good producers tell good stories.