Mission Statement

This project was born out of a wake up call.

I started dancing in 2007 in Los Angeles.  I had been working in the adult industry for 6 years already, tending bar, waitressing, modeling, and eventually doing admin for an adult site.  For two years, I managed a company that featured over 300 girls from all over the world.  From them I learned a great deal about life, and I learned how much I love women in the sex industry. I am so grateful to have had that experience, but in all honesty, I hated my job.  One of my model girlfriends was a dancer, and since I had experience in the club, I asked if I go with her.  Despite being petrified and making only $22 on my first night, this was the beginning of the most intense adventure I have ever been on.  Since then, I have dabbled in domination, phone sex, and sugar babying.  I have danced across the entire country and have been a house girl at clubs in Los Angeles, Phoenix, Connecticut, New Jersey, Texas, and New Orleans.  I have learned more about the human condition and about myself than I ever imagined possible.

2 years ago someone in my family passed away and it sent me and everyone close to me into a whirlwind.  My family life had never been easy to begin with, but this loss was absolutely devastating.  I couldn’t really figure out what to do, so I just disappeared into stripperland.  I moved to New Orleans, where I could work until 7 AM if I wanted, and I worked every night. Any night I wasn’t at the club, I either had dinner with a customer or went out partying, until I fell in love with a loser and started taking care of him.  I became your typical lifestyle dancer, shopping and traveling every dime away, sleeping all day, working all night, wasting my energy on a man who sucked all the life out of me.  I spent almost 2 years doing this, until I simply couldn’t anymore.

The day came that I literally felt like I would die if I had to set foot in the club.  I was so tired of constantly being grabbed and prodded.  I grew to hate men and couldn’t really remember anything that I liked about myself.  I didn’t even recognize who I was anymore, and I thought I was going insane.  I didn’t have any back up plan, and I didn’t have any relevant training to do anything (I went to beauty school, actually, but I can hardly support myself on that money.)  After a 3 week hiatus, finding a therapist, reading tons of self help, and kicking out my awful boyfriend, I went back to work.  My first night back, I went in early to get a head start.  During shift change, I saw a dancer I hadn’t seen in a very long time.  I had met her when I first started dancing.  She was much older than me, and even back then was already tired from the game.  Now, she was utterly broken.  She had always given clues that she was mentally unstable, it was pretty obvious that she had been molested as a child, and probable that the same thing had happened to her daughter.  She told me she had gotten kicked out of her place and couldn’t find anywhere to stay that would let her bring her 3 dogs, she had been staying in a hotel.  Another girl offered her a room, but she politely declined.  The next week, I saw her walking down the street pushing a shopping cart.  This was my wakeup call.  The cycle of abuse took this woman’s entire life, and the strip club enabled it.  All of that money she must have made over the past 20 years, and here she is, a bag lady.  My heart shattered at the thought.  This could literally be any one of us, even if we don’t see it yet. People saw this woman every day and ignored the problem like it wasn’t happening. It wasn’t theirs to deal with…..

I started building myself an exit plan that day.  I got every book I could on personal finance, I started meditating, I learned about myself, explored my childhood, did some INTENSE healing from my past, I found an accountant, I filed my back taxes, bought a car, I enrolled back in school (psychology, y’all!), and I wrote a business plan.  That business is this.

When I decided I wanted to quit, I couldn’t find any resources.  No one had told me about Rebecca Avalon’s Stripper School, And I don’t think anyone else had written about what we could do to better ourselves, how we could maintain sanity, save money, and love ourselves better.  There was no one to tell me how to be a stripper, and no one to tell me what to do with myself once I was one!  Every other job has training, and I was devastated that we didn’t!  Since it’s conception, Survive the Club has been the resource that I really needed at that time, and so I am writing it for you.  Since then, I have teamed up with Rebecca Avalon, so in awe of what she was doing, and now I am putting together my very own book and Stripper Bootcamp Program, set to launch in early 2014.  Survive the Club is going to be something that is here for girls for a long time to come.  I promise to stay dedicated to this project, and I promise to always reach out to women who need a helping hand.  My goal is to keep girls off the street.  I have big ideas to make this work, and all your positive energy will help!  I need to tell you that even if no one ever has ever cared about you, or understood where you are coming from, that that time is over.  I care, and this project has made it possible for me to continue working in the club.  My anxiety is gone, instead I am filled with passion, a thirst for knowledge, and a real purpose.  You are actually the person making this project possible.  Thank you for reading, I really do love you!

16 responses to Mission Statement

  1. 

    your amazing, thank you. reading this put a diffrent look on it for me. im glad im looking before i start. and over joyed i found your site. thank you a million times. look forward to hearing from you.

    Kimber

  2. 

    I love what you had to say about your life. I too have done alot in the biz and had to find myself as a male dancer. Im in a much better place now. Keep up the great work….Thanks!

    • 

      Thanks, Michael! I actually started this site after ending a relationship with a male dancer. I saw first hand that you guys actually have it worse than we do at times! I commend you for the strength it takes to stay sane in this crazy world. Thanks for your support ❤

  3. 

    Wow! I have tried to maintain my sanity while dancing, but it is so easy to be pulled into the negative lifestyle most women live. Thank you SO MUCH for this site!

    • 

      Hey girl,
      If you’re having a hard time maintaining, just get out. You cannot unsee or unlearn the things taught at the club, and we will STILL be around if you change your mind. Make a quick $2,000 as a savings cushion and leave. Your mind is too precious to risk! I am less active these days but I am still here for you, should you need me.
      X
      Chase K

  4. 

    Had very nice time, reading to your article… after dancing for 2 years got a feeling that my collegues hate (or envy ) me and my boss doesntgive a shit about his dancers. feeling lost…but hope will find an answer……
    Thank you a lot .

  5. 

    Hey there,

    You just told my story! Well, the burnout part anyway. You are so right! A few years ago there were no books or blogs of this kind but I desperately needed one. I was litterally drowning in this business and I fell down into a bottomless pit and my life has continued to be worthless ever since.

    I just sent you an email, before I found this intro, and I was asking for advice about getting back into the business. I certainly hope you can get back to me! With the right mentor, I know that I can get my life back on track. I just need to learn to work as a professional and move foreward with my life. I am certainly very motivated and I could really use your help.

    Thx!

    Vivian

    • 

      Hi V-
      I responded to your email and edited the comment you posted to remove your personal email, as I’m sure confidentiality is important to you. I have faith that you can be whatever you want to be, and if dancing can help you raise the funds necessary to live your dream, you can do it! I can definitely offer tricks of the trade and strong guidance as a mentor should you decide to hire me! The money you’d be helping me earn will certainly go to helping create my dream life. Glad to be here to help, better late than never!
      xx
      Chase

  6. 

    hey just wondering i cant really find a job so i was just wondering if i could apply for a stripper as a job cause im a good dancer. where abouts are yous

  7. 

    Love what you’re doing! I work on the other side. I’m a career coach who helps dancers transition when they are ready to stop dancing. I love the work and I’d love to collab with you on something in the future. My program is called Sex Industry CEO. We should talk!

  8. 

    Hi Lisa. I’d love to speak with you. Follow this blog to my site for contact info: http://www.livewellcps.com/blog/item/announcing-sex-industry-ceo-s I checked out your site as well!

  9. 

    This situation I find myself in is one that I never thought I would be. I am two weeks in and I struggle with fluctuations every night between hating the smell, breath, Cologne, smile, touching hand of every fucking man in that club and feeling empowered but also depressed and trapped at the same time.
    I feel this job should be a temporary job for your best interests, but while you’re doing it.. Learn how to not hate life and make all those $1 really worth it in the long run…
    Seriously I was terrified I wouldn’t find any help online with stripping (duh, everything’s online tho) but you did it and thank god because I didn’t know how to fucking manage another night.

    • 

      Regean, It sounds to me like you are an person who is really sensitive to energy around her. Feeling overwhelmed by the smells and touches and dark thoughts these guys might be having is getting in the way of your freedom and empowerment. This might sound crazy, but get some rose quartz and wear it. Always shower directly after work. Never underestimate the power of water. Drink it all night, keep that energy flowing. Learn some “energy clearing” techniques from whatever sources call to you. When you are feeling especially targeted, close your eyes and draw an imaginary box around your soul. See inside of yourself, the part of you that transcends your body, and put it in a protective casing. Keep that for yourself and remember that this body is only a shell and their cravings are coming from their physical selves, not their souls. By separating your higher and lower self, you will be able to separate theirs. This will put you in a position to control your surroundings more, find the customers that are capable of “evolving” and bringing them to champagne rooms, keeping them there, helping them into this higher state, and enjoying VERY lucrative nights. On nights where you kind find that guy, it will keep your higher self safe from the lower selves of others. It will free your lower self to relax and enjoy the moments in knowing that they are 1) transient 2) not directed at YOU, just at your beautiful and abundant physical shell 3) below your Goddess state, and therefor not in control of it. Let me know if you need anything throughout your journey. I do one on one consultations for a lot of girls and know that it helps. ❤

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s