As I packaged the Lia Sophia jewelry into pink tissue, placing them into little pink bags, I was overcome.  One woman from my church had GENEROUSLY donated over 100 pieces of brand new jewelry just for this.  To be hand delivered to women working in strip clubs.  I reflected on my time as a stripper.  What if someone had delivered this to me?  Such a beautiful gift, asking nothing in return, just wanting me to know I was loved.
And then [...]

My Inner Chick says:
——Have you noticed a man in the strip club with scars in his hands,... more

I recently read this article called “Fighting Sex Trafficking with Jesus: How the Religious Right’s ‘Healing’  Hurts”
Just typing the title makes my teeth pound with anger.  I’m not just upset by this article, I’m seething.  Go ahead and read it.  Then enjoy the comments *sarcasm*.  Here’s a little recap:
Basically it’s stating how ridiculous and harmful it is that Christian organizations are helping to pass laws that protect people picked up for prostitution, that these same Christian organizations are sneaking their way into rehabilitating the [...]

Michelle Muckala says:
hi, new reader here and I love this article! You hit it 100% – a true... more
Bob says:
I know awesome Christians and horrible ones. Girls and boys are constantly... more

It was “the life.” 
I had money, drugs, no attachments.  All I had to do was go tanning, wear pretty makeup, dance in stilettos (okay, that took some getting used to) and drown out all my thoughts and emotions.  
That’s all I ever wanted to do anyway.  I hated that nagging, whiny, needy voice inside that wanted so much guidance and stability and love.  Yuck.
All I wanted was to shut that girl up and finally live life!  
And to pretend.  
In [...]

My Inner Chick says:
P O W E R F U L words, as usual. I love your honesty about your other life, but... more

We drove into Vegas at night.
From a distance, it looked like an ocean of lightning bugs.  Millions and millions of floating sparkles.  My eyes widened in awe of the waves of glitter and the promise of gold I’d leave with in my purse
There was a dancer I worked with, Brandy. A scrawny little thing.  Like a mosquito.  Thin blonde hair. Bones held together with visible  gears.  Nubby little boobies.  
Brandy boyfriend’s visited her every night at work like a shadow. [...]

Wild Child Mama says:
I have absolutely no doubt, not one single hesitation in my mind that your... more
Ruth says:
This is amazing. I am so naive. In my twenties, I worked at an absolutely... more

blogging, change, bravery

Blogging…it’s my secret fort, under the blankets, where secrets and flashlights play.
It gives me a place to figure out what’s going on in this chaotic heart of mine.  I find words to breathe in and out all the turmoil, confusion, passion, love, perceptions, insanity that is churning and swirling inside.
Sometimes it’s a hurricane up in here.  A mess.  Nowhere to ground myself.  Losing my grip.  I want to shout, to question, to point fingers, to demand answers but I can’t [...]


Christmas in the Strip Clubs.

Our one year anniversary going to strip clubs to send a message of love!


the Light of God

The monologue I did at church.


beautiful things

This is a visual representation of the transformation in my heart. And in so many others.  He is alive and loves you!

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watching Porn

When I met my husband, just after college, I had a subscription to playboy.  Not playGIRL. PlayBOY.  He cautiously asked me, before one of our dates, why I had it.  I told him that, as a woman, I had an obligation to read it.  Here was a publication circulating around the world every single month intended for men only.  What kind of secret society was this? What if the photos of naked women were just meant to throw an entire [...]


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