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STRIPPING TO PAY FOR SCHOOL

One would likely categorize a stripper as, “those girls” in rap videos who are drug addicted high school drop-outs who give up their bodies to 40-something year old men to make a few thousand a night. For those of you who see strippers in that perspective, it’s because that’s how the media portrays them. Let me be the first to tell you, it’s not true in the slightest. Would it surprise you if I said most girls who work in strip clubs are currently attending respected universities or own a business on the side? Talking with *Nicole, a young woman who is bright, friendly, and currently finishing up her post-secondary education – you would never guess she dances on a stage to pay for her living expenses, textbooks, and food. To understand why she strips, one has to understand her life story. Nicole grew up with a “hippy” mother who painted, walked in the nude, and dabbled in tarot card readings. As a young girl, she was always told to be comfortable in her body and take pride in who she is. Bringing me back to …