You know Miami stripper Skrawberry for her rap skills, her political commentary, and of course, her sexy moves on the pole. Now, you'll also know her for her sound advice. In this weekly column, Skraw responds to readers' questions about life, love, and beyond. Got a question for Skraw? Hit her up at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I know you may get this question a lot, but how do you become a stripper? I want to know every detail about how to land a job at a good strip club. The stripper's lifestyle is such a glamorous one and I want to join in on the fun. Plus, I want to dance alongside one of the best to do it, Tip, when she makes her comeback!
Hi, Stripper Wannabe,
Before becoming a stripper, I was a sales associate at Nordstrom. I was doing OK there, but at night I'd hang out in strip clubs with my friends, and stripping seemed so fun to do from the outside looking in. A lot of times I'd end up dancing alongside the other girls. One night, I went to hang out at the club -- it was a slow night -- and a group of guys came in. There were no girls to dance, so I went in the back, got dressed, and danced for the guys. I made a few hundred, and from that night on, I've been doing it ever since!
The stripper's lifestyle is, in fact, a glamorous one, depending on the amount of money you bring in. But the lifestyle is also a gamble. One night, you can make a few thousand or more, and the next you can make little to nothing. You just have to learn to take the good with the bad.
Being a stripper also takes a lot of courage -- and you have to be emotionally stable, because the scrutiny is the worst! There are a lot of things to expect when being a stripper: the peer pressure, the stereotypes, etc. Just remember it's not what you do; it's how you do it.
And remember: Tip Drill is a big-time stripper, so you can't come in and think you're on Tip Drill's level right away. She is a well-known stripper, so you can't think that just because you're in the same club dancing alongside her that you will make "Tip Drill" money. It takes time, patience, stability, and personality to make others like you enough to spend that much money on you!
We Believe Local Journalism is Critical to the Life of a City
Engaging with our readers is essential to Miami New Times's mission. Make a financial contribution or sign up for a newsletter, and help us keep telling Miami's stories with no paywalls.
Support Our Journalism
Good luck on whatever you decide to do!