Lolamag: Art, Sex and Sisterhood

The Berlin Strippers Collective aims to destigmatize stripping and sex work and provide a platform for creative expression by bringing the art of striptease out of mainstream clubs and into public discourse.

The Berlin Strippers Collective represents female and non-binary strippers. In addition to performances and life drawing sessions, it also holds events. Now 12 members strong, the collective aims to start a dialogue about sex work, dismantle common stereotypes about strippers, and provide a safe and inclusive space for performers of all backgrounds. “As sex workers we experience so much stigma,” says Edie. “A lot of people think that strippers are drug addicts or girls with daddy issues. Or worse, that we earn a lot of money, when actually, we’re just normal people. With the collective, we’ve created a family to help and support each other. My colleagues are my sisters.”

Written by Miriam Partington
Photos by Mark Hunt
Clothing Courtesy of LUPAE

Stripping is an art form, and we wanted to show people that what we do is really beautiful.

Lolamag
Issue 08 Apr 20
Pages 32 – 35 & back cover

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Online Article – lolamag.de

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