Former Milwaukee exotic dancer Alia Janine Dailey-Willis took a long time to get into porn, and she didn't stay long. She entered the business at age 30. Exactly four years and 150 scenes later, she was out. Now, she's back in Milwaukee, getting ready to move to New York to pursue a mainstream career in makeup and film.
So, can the "stripper" pole be a positive piece of equipment - especially for women? Can it, as a fitness tool become an empowering activity that contributes to not only a more physically fit body, but to a healthier mind and self-image as well? According to Maureen Metzger, co-owner of the West Allis pole dancing fitness studio, Blush Pole Fitness and Dance: hell yes, it can.
"Destiny" isn't her real name, and technically, she's an ex-stripper, having left the business a few months ago after working at Encore Gentlemen's Club for a decade. But Destiny has some stories to tell and a new non-stripper job, so using her real name wasn't really an option. Destiny was one of those exotic dancers who actually used the money she earned to work her way through college. Here's her story.