In 1991, I didn’t anticipate the reactions of my art school peers when I told them I had been working as an “exotic dancer” for the past year and a half. Of course I knew that it was a somewhat transgressive job and might bring me some notoriety, but I hadn’t expected to be pitied, seen as exploited, or accused of false consciousness. And their image of what dancers were like didn’t match the women with whom I had worked.…
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Target Studio: Incubator Project
What do you know about the historical and social context of erotic dance in the Twin Cities? Hear from artist-in-residence Monica Sheets; Beth Hartman, a lecturer in the UMN Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies Department; and Jayne Swift, a PhD candidate in the Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies Department, whose scholarship and activism focus on the history of commercial sex economies and on enhancing the political, social, and economic power of sex workers. Supported by Stardust.