Stripperologist Hosts Atlanta’s First ‘Sensual Slut’ Workshop

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“One of my favorite clients is a stripper,” isn’t a phrase I’ve ever said out loud before; not because I’m ashamed, but out of respect for said client’s privacy. I like to think that I treat all of my clients with the same amount of respect, whether they hire me to provide content writing, administrative services, consult, or create a corporate video script - but now that artist/stripper/gerontologist Meagan Jain is “out” with the fact that she has been working as a stripper for two years, it seems necessary to draw attention to the duality (tripality? quadrupality?) of her being.

I first internet-met Jain almost two years ago, with her hiring me, a freelance writer with a newly formed digital copywriting agency, for blog writing services for her website, Ageless interAction. AI is a nonprofit based in Atlanta that works to reframe our idea of aging; they do this by bringing art classes to nursing homes and senior communities throughout the Greater Atlanta area and beyond.

I don’t like old people—or rather, I didn’t, and I would almost-proudly declare this to anyone who would listen. Now I know that they’re actually called Elders, and I was being an asshole and letting my past experiences of being dragged into nursing homes to read to older adults with my mother from a young age was tinting my negative worldwide even further into the gray. Jain taught me that, before I even met her.

 

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Her candor has always been disarming—at our first meeting, she casually worked into conversation that she was a stripper (as well as a business owner who holds her degree in gerontology - hence the stripper + gerontologist = stripperologist thing). I remember thinking that it made perfect sense—when she walks into a room, eyes naturally gravitate towards her. The folks that I’ve met working within the sex industry all have the same aura that, if pressed, one can only simply describe as an inner confidence that you could only obtain through ascending to a higher knowledge of your own sexual power—or just by being told you’re beautiful every day.

Now that Jain has “come out” as a stripper, she is holding a workshop, entitled Sensual Slut, to give women and non-binary individuals the same empowered feeling she has received through her artistry in stripping—all within a safe(r) space. During the workshop, attendants will learn a dance routine, and then use said dance routine to paint a canvas with their bodies. Oh, did I mention you should bring underwear you don’t mind getting paint on, because you’ll be pouring it all over your body and then dancing on a canvas? Yeah, there’s that. Read below to find out more, and get your tickets today, sexy girls.

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More on the inaugural Sensual Slut workshop:

The workshop debuts April 28th from 8-10PM. It will be a safe, immersive, and intimate space for self-identifying women and gender fluid individuals to dive deep into their inner erotic awareness through painting with their bodies. Through her work as an artist creating large scale urban murals, painting, and the overall act of creation, Meagan utilizes her whole body. Meagan is also a stripper and has learned the immense power she has within and from her body. This workshop is a endeavor to empower participants to find and experience their inner sensuality through painting with their bodies.

 

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Anna Jones is a writer and producer currently based in Atlanta. She is the proud owner of digital copywriting agency Girl.Copy and independent film production company Tiny Park Productions. She loves a lot of stuff, but mainly: her husband, kid, and cat, writing and filmmaking, coffee and Diet Coke, millennial pink, sushi, gay stuff, and horror films.