Less Clothing, More Control: Empowered Strippers

Deidra, 49, posing in her favorite outfit a regular bought for her at Fantasy Girls in Downtown Reno.

“Deidra” is one of the many beautiful dancers of Reno, Nevada. She also works for a radio station in town to support herself and her 14-year-old son.

Deidra, 49, talks about the harsh realities of being a woman facing the challenge of sexual assault and abuse. She has an unexpected outlook on being provocative on stage: it gives her a sense of control in a world that doesn’t always allow women to have a hold on what happens to their bodies. The strip club is her safe place.

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