What do the ELSC do? Joining up with the East London Stripper Collective

What do the ELSC do? Joining up with the East London Stripper Collective

Over the past few months, I’ve been working closely with ‘The East London Stripper Collective’, a group of dancers who are trying to better the rights of strippers.  I’ve always been fiercely pro-striptease so  it was a no-brainer joining the cause! They have created a manifesto which I have put...

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Making a new friend backstage; extract from a novel-in-progress

Making a new friend backstage; extract from a novel-in-progress

This is an extract from the novel I am writing. It follows three people in their early twenties who work and play in a stripclub in London’s West End. Lucy, the main character, is a struggling London art graduate who can’t find work in the recession so begins working as...

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Save Madame JoJo’s before striptease disappears from Soho

Save Madame JoJo’s before striptease disappears from Soho

Madame Jojo’s has been running for 50 years.  Only the Windmill has been showing nude and saucy tableaux for longer in Soho.  It’s twice the age of Stringfellow’s and had a variety of music, cabaret and burlesque nights running 7 days a week. Long running shows with ritzy names; Tranny...

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Stripper Activism in East London

Stripper Activism in East London

If there’s one truism in stripping, it’s that dancers have virtually no rights in the workplace.  We can get fired or suspended from jobs at any time and decisions regarding our financial future and earnings are made largely without our input and imposed on us.  And its not just us...

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The Sun looks at student strippers

The Sun looks at student strippers

So this past week or two student strippers have been all over the media – including one you know – me! The Sun, always a supporter of women taking their clothes off, ran a piece on student strippers – no doubt capitalizing on Channel 4’s recent Strippers series.  I stripped...

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The week in links – 28th February 2014

First, a little confession – I trawl through the internet for stripping news and material almost everyday, as ‘research’ for this blog and the series of novels I’m writing on life as a travelling stripper. But do I always share it? The bizarre underbelly news stories, the vilification hate-rants, the...

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Review of Channel 4’s series ‘Strippers’

Review of Channel 4’s series ‘Strippers’

Sometime last year I received an email from a TV researcher looking to contact strippers for a new documentary – I did not know it was the seed for Channel 4’s series ‘Strippers’. I posted her request on Twitter and emailed some girls and left it at that, as whilst...

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I’m fun and naturally flirty and would love some audition tips!

I’m fun and naturally flirty and would love some audition tips!

Hi! My names Pamela, I’m 18 and thinking of starting lapdancing professionally in London clubs this summer after I’ve done alevels for some extra money and also for fun! I love your blog, its so useful and interesting to read, and I’m just wondering do you have any other tips...

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Is too much ‘fake’ good…or bad?

Is too much ‘fake’ good…or bad?

Hi, I just found your blog a few days ago when I googled “how be become a stripper in London”. I’ve gone through pretty much all of your blog posts they are so funny and honest, it’s been really helpful getting a real perspective on being a stripper. You see I’ve been living...

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I just got made redundant from my banking job – do I have the confidence to dance instead?

Hey Sassy, I have just read your blog and I think it’s amazing and I think it’s make an interesting read, I really enjoyed reading it. It gave me a good idea of what my life would be like if I became a dancer.  Tbh I have been considering dancing...

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