Fast Money Sex and Exotic Dancing, by Tanisha Nicole Billops
On television we see the life style of a stripper usually glamorized. Sex is equivalent to freedom. In the USA you are free to choose your sexuality and preferences, and fast money is the only way to get it.
Sex sells and is used in everyday marketing and advertising. This leads us to believe that sex is always fun, stripping is luxurious and cash is flowing. Is the glamorization of the sex industry a way for the industry to market its professions? Are the false hoods of the industry subliminal ways to allure young naive women into the profession?
Everyone’s story is different, but I decided to become a stripper because I wanted fast cash. I was a single parent, and student. I also modeled on the side, but it didn’t pay much. I had just lost my job at a tech company and needed cash to survive. Stripping was a way to earn quick money in-between my job search.
I lived in the Silicon Valley where the influx of technology had brought unaccustomed luxuries to many residents, along with a craving for fast money and sex. I worked at a small club, in the heart of the Bay Area. The club was frequented by engineers who worked at the many nearby tech companies near by. Some times the club was frequented by professional athletes.
In reality exotic dancing was not hardly as luxurious as many are lead to believe. For months I worked in unsanitary conditions. Having to wipe down the poles with Clorox wipes, or risk a staph infection. I had to change in cramped dressing rooms with ugly florescent lights, and endure long hours in lingerie wearing 9’ heels.
Other than that, I actually enjoyed working at the club. At the time, it was what I needed to survive. I believe that you are meant to experience certain things depending on where you are in life. I’m not ashamed of where I’ve been, what matters more is where I’m heading.
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Are You Willing To Do Anything To Reach Your Dreams?, By Tanisha Nicole Billops
Everyone has dreams, but are you willing to do anything to reach them? Its one thing to go after your dreams with conviction, but some are willing to do just about anything to get there. Some of us are willing to do just about anything for money, or sex. Especially when you NEED money, or sex lol. How many of us are willing to trade sex for money or even fame? Lets just keep it real! Think about it!
When it comes to resorting to crime or violence to get money most will think twice, but for money or fame many are willing to trade sex. Including fucking their way to the top. COME ON! Just be real Damn it! The biggest freaks act so damn holier than thou when it comes to these topics, but you know if given the opportunity, they would trade sex for money in a heart beat, IF they and their family desperately needed it.
When I started stripping, I knew no one who worked there. Except on of my besties, who agreed to strip with me. We would at a small club in the Bay Area. As time went on, I got to know the other girls I worked with, and I learned that everyone had a story. One of the girls who danced at the club supported everyone in her household, including her husband, 2 children and younger sister on her tips. Other girls were single mothers, and even students, like I was at the time.
One time on of my “regulars” offered to fly me to Saudi Arabia on a year contract. The offer: live in a luxury compound with other girls from various parts of the world. Girls, like me who needed to support themselves, or their family with the $160,000 check they’d received in quarterly payments. Catch was, you were some ones sex slave who traded girls in and out, while he did what ever he pleased with them. Just the thought of it made me cringe. I also imagined the potential cattiness and cat fighting that must have gone on there. For the minute I imagined myself there, in hot ass Saudi Arabia cooped up in a room with an Anxiety attack…. I wasn’t at all into creating that reality!
A Prostitute’s Guide to Success; my life, struggles and Successes, is a book about my experiences as a professional model and exotic dancer. Hear about my experiences in the sex industry. The male professional athletes I met along the way, and how I had to loss it all in order to gain and how I moved forward from my experiences with out shame or guilt.
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Financial Ruin, by Tanisha Nicole Billops
I had many unforeseen challenges lurking beneath the glamorous life style that I lived. Appearances were very deceiving. As a real estate agent, I had to look and play the part. I drove a brand new luxury car and had a million dollar house on the hill. Truth was, I was falling behind on my bills, my rental property was in default and I was now facing foreclosure on my million dollar house in the hills.
In the book, “A Prostitute’s Guild to Success,” I talk about my experience living the in the Silicon Valley, where if you make money quickly you may loose it even quicker. At age 27 I found myself in what felt like financial ruin. I thought that I would never bounce back. Things went from bad to worse and in 2008 when the financial markets in the US collapsed virtually over night. I was living a complete nightmare. It had gotten so bad, that at one point, I was left with nothing, contemplating suicide.
What I did learn from my ordeal was that, there is no such thing as “financial ruin.” Money is fluid just like every thing else in life. As the old saying…”Money Comes, Money goes.” There are those who have gone from poor to rich in just days. If you had wealth at one time you can always get it back. Every-other-day we hear about another celebrity that is having “money troubles” or filing for bankruptcy. Money does not dictate your living standards, how you feel about yourself dictates that.
The Book, “A Prostitutes Guide to Success,” gives an honest account of my experiences with loosing it all and the lessons I learned in the process. The book goes on sale October 25th, 2016, but is avail now for preorder.
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I’m Becky With the Good Hair, by Tanisha Nicole Billops
I was that girl in the magazines. I searched for fame and hoped that one day it would find me. Was fame that thing I was really after, or was my goal just a facade to hid my true pain?
I attended exclusive parties for celeberties laced with models looking for fame and hip-hop artists looking to hook up with models. I went to photo shoots and mingled with those who were much more affluent than myself. I hoped that one-day, I would be in their shoes. Hoping to meet the right person, so that they could introduce me to the right people, so I could prove to them I was worthy. Opposed to just defining my own self worth.
Although Becky and I may have some similarities, we also have many differences. Becky is the kind of girl who thinks that she could benefit from another’s success instead of finding her own. I would never be Becky. I’ve always had the desire to find my own success and I’ve never chases after married men.
A fews years after retiring from modeling and “dancing”, I’ve decided to write a novel. A novel about my experiences with modeling, depression, and the highs and lows of life.
A Prostitutes Guide to Success; My Life, Struggles and Successes will be available soon in books stores and online. In this novel, I share with you eye-opening, gritty truths about the lifestyle and my own experiences in it.
I also offer uplifting advice for readers struggling to achieve their dreams- plus a backstage pass to a world most people only glimpse on TV!
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