Alexandra graduates with an MA from the University of Cincinnati on the Dean’s List for exemplary grades. After spending three months submitting job applications, she is still unemployed. She considers moving to a city with a better job market, but doesn’t have the money to make the move. Alexandra’s only source of income is a part-time job as a waitress at a diner. A friend tells her that she could make far more money working as a stripper than she does waiting tables. Alexandra begins working at My Room in Reading. In her first three nights of work, she makes $600.
Although Alexandra is an extremely bright and educated woman, she finds that she makes a better wage as a sex worker than any of her friends do in their middle class jobs. She continues to strip for the next four years, during which time she becomes an alcoholic to manage the emotional stress of sex work.
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