Then I had been date-raped. It brought financial independence, freedom and flexibility. Order by newest oldest recommendations. Besides, I could hardly put stripping on my fledgling resume. Is working as a stripper honestly empowering?
Additionally, what I did for work on weekends was seen as the sum total of who I was.
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While stripping provided an opportunity to launch myself into the big wide world on my terms, it was also a chance to capitalise on my feelings of powerlessness. When I started stripping in the back bar of a Christchurch brothel at 18, I was in control of my decision to get nude — or so I thought. Show 25 25 50 All. I also wanted the independence to make my own choices. With hindsight, the social stigma was hugely disempowering.