I was afraid to tell people I was a stripper for the longest time. I doubted that people would take me seriously if they knew I was a stripper. I couldn’t connect with people and building a brand just felt like a chore. It’s crazy how important authenticity is. Not until I actually tuned out how I wanted people to see me and just focused on being me did work stop feeling like work. In the sex industry it’s common and sometimes necessary to have a work persona. I would often get caught up in trying to seem like someone I wasn’t and that made making money more difficult. I’m not a bad bitch or a video vixen or pole expert but I’m goofy and worldly and curious. I found the more I focused on curating an authentic version of myself the more clients I would get that I actually vibed with. If you’re struggling to make money ask yourself how can I be more ME and in time see what the universe throws your way.
@sanne_de_wilde won our #firecracker grant in 2017 for her outstanding project ‘The Island of the Colorblind’, an innovative book & exhibition which explored a rare genetic condition experienced in a tiny atoll in the Pacific called Pinglap.
The Firecracker Photographic Grant is a £2000 Fund to aid a female / female identifying photographer with the completion of a documentary project, supported by @genesis_imaging. Winner announced 1 October 2018.
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