In these uncertain economic times, one of the job possibilities young women may be curious about is stripping, even though they may never have imagined themselves taking their clothes off for cash before. THE POLE POSITION: Is Stripping for You? (And How to Stay Healthy Doing It) answers all those technical, emotional, financial, and moral questions to reveal the truth behind the fiction.
• Are high-end Gentlemen’s Clubs in the city as glamorous as you’ve heard?
• Will your local dive-club be dangerous and demeaning?
• Will you be expected to perform “extras” for the managers?
• Is leaving the stripping world as difficult as some say?
THE POLE POSITION does not try to convince women not to enter the adult entertainment business—it simply answers the questions most necessary to think about before deciding if stripping will be a healthy lifestyle choice.
• Why do you think you want to become a stripper?
• How do you think being a stripper might affect your future?
• Do you think you possess the right skills for the job?
• Are you prepared for the difficulties involved?
• Have you considered the people in your life?
• How do you really feel about stripping?
• What are your long-term goals in life?
THE POLE POSITION: Is Stripping for You? (And How to Stay Healthy Doing It) is a Decision-Making Guide and Self-Discovery Journal that will help women to further value their own identities through their quest to understand their motivations for stripping. For women interested in developing their own life narratives, they will explore how writing their lives and discovering their selves is all part of an ongoing process. The dots are connected between the bonds of body, beauty, and self with which all modern women struggle, so that readers may be able to look to themselves for answers to questions of identity.
Each of the 9 chapters is followed by ten questions for review with space to journal answers, which will help women explore their motivations, strengths, and possible weaknesses for survival in the business.
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About the Author
Sheila Hageman is a multi-tasking wife and mother of three. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from Hunter College, CUNY. She teaches Yoga and Writing. Her memoir, “Stripping Down,” will be published by Pink Fish Press February 2012. She has poems in the anthologies: Uphook Press, Gape Seed: A Poetry Anthology and Edgar & Lenore’s Publishing House, In the Company of Women: Poetic Musings of Wit and Wisdom, and Fat Daddy’s Farm Press, Joy Interrupted: An Anthology on Motherhood and Loss. Sheila’s work has also been featured in Salon, Conversely, The Fertile Source, ken*again, Prime Mincer, Foliate Oak Literary Journal, Jet Fuel Review, Ginger Piglet Press, Xenith Magazine, Girls Can’t What, and Mommy Poppins. Visit Sheila’s website at SheilaHageman.com.