Top 3 Reasons I Became a Stripper

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I know a woman who started stripping to pay for chemotherapy. Another who began prostituting to pay for medicine for her children.  Teenagers who were convinced by pimps masquerading as boyfriends.  And I know a woman who showed up to an amateur night at a strip club, on a whim with her friends, thinking it would be adventurous and fun.  …

How My Childhood Led Me To Stripping: Buzzfeed Video!

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I still remember the first time I ever publicly shared my story. I became so filled with doubt fear of being judged that I almost didn’t share! Today, I see that even if one person is impacted by me sharing vulnerably about the things I have overcome, it is worth it! Thankful to Buzzfeed for providing a platform for it …

Scars and Stilettos: The first pages

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For those of you who haven’t read it, I am sharing the first few pages of my memoir, Scars and Stilettos. It took me 7 years, several writing classes and at least 3 complete re-writes to write this book!  Hearing the stories of women (and youth) who have been inspired to escape unhealthy relationships or walk away from the sex industry/the life …

Vegas Update 2011

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Vegas Outreach May 2011 MISSION: “Go into EVERY strip club in Las Vegas over Memorial Day weekend and give gift bags to every single women working inside MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!!! Here are just a few of the highlights of our trip… * To kick things off, we completed our first National strip club outreach training through the newly launched, Strip Church …

I almost didn’t show up for this….

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I almost didn’t show up for this…. She extended her delicate arm, decorated with richly colored tattoos, and took the little pink gift bag. “What’s this for?” she asked leaning away from her customer. “Just a little Valentine, to let you know you are loved” we replied briefly, remaining considerate of the fact that she was with a client.  She …

Strip Church Launched with X3!

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Hey Folks, We have some exciting news!  Treasures is partnering with XXX Church to launch a strip club outreach network called Strip Church!  Whoohoo!  See below for a message from XXX Church founder Craig Gross.   Details on registration are included. We are joining forces with Harmony Dust from Treasures Ministries in Los Angeles to expand our strip club outreach ministries. …

Battle Between Church and Strip Club: Love Wins

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In the Battle Between Church & Strip Club: Love Wins!   After hearing breaking news about women from an Ohio strip club showing up to protest at a local church that had been picketing their club for years, our friends from JC’s Girls in San Diego decided to show up.  And I mean literally.  They got on a plane and …

Wounds and Stilettos

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If I had to come up with a word to describe Friday’s strip club outreach, it would be “breakthrough”.  From getting into a club for the 1st time in 7 years with gift bags, to talking to a manager who says he is leaving the industry in 3 weeks because “God told him to” and he wants to “follow in His …

Strip Clubs & Baptisms

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STRIP CLUBS & BAPTISMS… 7 years ago, during Treasures’ first ever Vegas outreach, we met Abby*.  A bright young woman, full of life and personality in spite of having faced some very painful circumstances in her life, she had just entered the sex industry. “This is perfect,” I thought.  “Perhaps after meeting the Treasures team, she will decide to leave the industry …