Warning: This article discusses topics related to sexual assault.
Over 5.4 million people have tuned in to watch Lexi, the now self-proclaimed “PowerPoint Stripper,” flip through a slideshow presentation titled “Today I Reveal to You a Secret,” which she used to break the news of her new trade to her parents.
Lexi and her family have all requested that their last names remain anonymous.Lexi
In the viral video — which was filmed by Lexi’s sister, Sami — Lexi stands before her parents and explains, “This secret pertains to my life and doesn’t affect anyone. The only reason I’m sharing is because I want the people I love and trust the most to know what’s going on in my life and be a part of my journey.”
“What the secret DOES mean: I’m talented, I’m cool, I’m powerful,” she continued. “What the secret DOES NOT mean: I’m pregnant or in danger.”
“I’m a stripper!” Lexi then announced.
Before her parents had a chance to respond, the 22-year-old flipped to another slide and answered a few frequently asked questions, including: why she has decided to pursue stripping, how she stays safe, if she participates in other forms of sex work, and whether or not she is paid under the table.
“It’s a sex-positive environment where my body and sexuality can be expressed and celebrated safely,” Lexi explained during her presentation. “I’ve healed so much through dancing and feel empowered when I perform. I learned a difficult skill in pole dancing and I’m so proud of myself.”
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