The activism part of my project was going to a pole-fitness class. Not only was it an incredible workout, it gave me a sense of empowerment and made me feel sexy in my own skin. I have never felt like a very sexy person and this class made me feel that way. It is an activity that can boost a women’s confidence and make her feel more comfortable with her body. Stripping is a profession that pays very well but is looked down upon because women are getting paid to take their clothes off for strangers. Sure for many it is just an easy way to make a quick buck, but after talking to someone who was in this field at one time and she loved her job. She said it made her feel empowered because she felt she had some power over the men she was dancing for, not to mention it kept her body in amazing shape. I personally would not have the courage to get on a stage and take my clothes off for others, but the class I took was a lot of fun and it is potentially something I would like to do again sometime. The instructor was very informative...
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