Creative minds are the exceptions to many rules, while always predictably unpredictable. It takes bravery to live with our creativity as a gift, rather than a hinderance. Now add a career in the adult industry into the equation of being a creative person and wow you have just became the person everyone loves to hate and envy. Few people can relate to this scenario, but it occurs to all creative types who even freelance in the taboo adult industry.
Being a creative type who lives off the creation of art outside ones own body is difficult. Creating art with my body was more of an active flow state because of the type of creativity it is. Nowadays, I create art with my words, life and experiences, Finally, I am okay with being the starving artist type to a certain degree(for a short period of time). Also, the fact that I have a partner who indulges me with my creativity is my largest asset. A security net while manifesting ones dreams rarely occurs. Am I lucky by design, preparation, and/or true talent? I do not know. But I do know that I have an opportunity most creative people dream of so I must take a chance at a career that may never have a large financial payoff. Which is something I battle with still, even after giving stripping up a year ago(in April).
However, I do choose success to be included in my end game with tangible proof. Therefore, I keep networking and writing. At this point, when I actually make myself sit down and write, I know people pay attention and this is a priceless feeling. It is almost comparable to when I was on stage transforming my body into art. Now, I express my soul through my words alone late at night usually in my pajamas with messy hair too caffeinated to sleep in the silence of the city lights.
Stay tuned for the April edition of “Strip Club Journals Unbound” in Quest Magazine(@QMag) on male strippers and an interview with Christian Desire from Magic Mike XXL and The Show Buns and Bowties.
A big thank you to Chris Meggs(@meggs_chris), a wonderfully talented photographer and owner of MeggsWorld.com, for the introduction to the owner of The Show Buns and Bowties: JJ McGraw.