Every occupation has a stereotypical canon attached to it. If you’re a stripper, a dancer, the perception is you’re in this industry because there’s nothing else you can do.
Let’s be clear – This is not a story about bad decisions. This is not a story about low self-esteem. This is not a story about rough childhoods. This is a story about doing what you love.
It’s a story about art, hustle, and work ethic. At the end of the day, while dancing can pay the bills and help fund future plans, it’s also a profession that is in itself an art – unapologetically and beautifully human. What you make of it is a choice, like everything else.
INDUSTRY proudly presents: I AM A STRIPPER.
This is an intimate look into the lives of two women, Hazel Grace and Ryder Burton, as they share their personal experiences as dancers, highlighting the beauty, the grit, and grind of their chosen job.
Photography by Armando Garcia.
Sponsored by Free Public, Pabst Blue Ribbon, and Premiere Press.
Special thanks to Hazel Grace, Ryder Burton, GL Pepper, Austin Rhodes, Bassel Hamieh, Never Home Music, and Amine el Filali.