Stripcast: True Stories from a Stripper with a PhD

My name is Lux ATL, and I am a mother, wife, business owner, former university instructor, and lifelong stripper. From the halls of academia to the strip club stage, my life as a post-academic feminist sex worker has been filled with unique sociological insight, unforgettable friendships, and a thousand beautiful messes in between. These are my true stories of the highs and lows of an ex-academic and lifelong stripper pole dancing for pay on stages all across the South.
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Apr 22, 2016

Welcome to Stripcast, Episode One. My name is Lux ATL, although in a past life, most folks knew me as Dr. Lindsay Byron. I have been dancing in strip clubs since I was 18, but I am more than an accomplished exotic dancer. I am a wife, a mother, and a business owner. I have a PhD in English, and worked as a university instructor for years before abandoning the field entirely to pursue my passion for empowering women through sensual dance and mind-opening feminist talks. While I am now focused on my business as a motivational speaker and a pole dance instructor, the foundation of much of my knowledge comes from my many years spent in the trap house. I am a writer, a teacher, a punk rock philosopher, and a lifelong stripper--and I’d like to share my unusual story with you. 


Today, I’m going to tell you about my last night ever stripping...  


Here are a few truths and questions discovered during my final strip club shift: 


  • Staying up all night and drinking can lose it’s appeal 
  • Dancing for money under the critical eye of horny guys has it’s drawbacks 
  • Chronic vomiting out of my car window at the end of my shift is never a good sign  
  • Do I need to legitimize my work? To whom? For whom? 
  • Is my post-baby body sexy—or shameful? 
  • Why would anyone name their son Chad? 
  • Am I done stripping—for real this time? 


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