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A Stripper's Memoir: From Embers Interview with Cid V. Brunet


This episode features an interview with Cid V. Brunet about their recent memoir This Is My Real Name: A Stripper's Memoir. We talk about stripping, sex work, anarchist community, sex, gender and much more.

This Is My Real Name is the memoir of Cid V Brunet, who spent ten years working as a dancer at strip clubs, using the name Michelle. From her very first lap dance in a small-town bar to her work at high-end clubs, Michelle learns she must follow the unspoken rules that will allow her to succeed in the competitive industry. Along the way, she and her co-workers encounter compelling clients and unreasonable bosses and navigate their own relationships to drugs and alcohol. Michelle and her friends rely on each other's camaraderie and strength in an industry that can be both toxic and deeply rewarding.

Intensely personal, This Is My Real Name demystifies stripping as a career with great respect and candour, while at the same time exploring the complex, sex-positive relationships (queer and otherwise) that make it meaningful.

From Embers is a regular show about anarchist and anti-authoritarian politics in so-called Canada. It is part of the Channel Zero Anarchist Podcast Network. You can listen to all episodes here.

You can purchase This Is My Real Name: A Stripper's Memoir from