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Leya Falcon & Jayden Cole-BTS in Las Vegas

 

@LeyaFalcon & @Jaydencole

On a Thursday afternoon I made my way to a girl-girl content shoot here in Las Vegas. Rarely do I get the luxury of interacting with the people I write about in person, days like this are the fun exceptions to the rule of my normal writing life. However unproductive and shocking it sounds, I get the best interviews when I go behind the scenes. Does it make my insides uncomfortable? Yes! However, it is not because I do not appreciate their art. They are just people and I do not want to sexualize them. My job is merely to report the facts. Clear boundaries in any career in the adult are a vital must. So I packed up my boundaries and computer and made my way to meet some amazing ladies.

Leya Falcon has been nominated for 2 Urban X awards this year: Best Female Website and Best Female Interracial Star. She is funny and confident with a side of sass. Not all people take pride in the work they create within the adult industry, but Leya is a ball of creativity(no pun intended).

Support your local artist and vote for Leyla Falcon.

http://urbanxawards.com/voting/

Jayden Cole is a woman who is hard to keep up with, but she will be hosting the upcoming Exotic Dancer awards here in Las Vegas in August. Connect with her and keep up with her travels and adventures on Instagram @JaydenCole5.

UpComing Feature Dancer Tour Schedule

  • Aug 3-5 “Dreamgirls” in Seattle, WA
  • Aug 11 & 12 “The Furnace” in Birmingham, AL
  • Sept 22 “Playhouse” Hickory, NC
  • Sept 23 “Cheetahs” Greensboro, NC
  • Oct 6 & 7 “Vanity” Columbus, OH

Xoxo

ZiFi

@ZiFiStripClub

Life After Sex Work-Crystal Rayne

“Careers in the adult industry can be messy and hard to manage, but when it all falls apart you are all you have.” ~ZiFi

Rarely do people speak of life after a career in the adult industry. Dealing with people and society after leaving a taboo career behind is the largest barrier. Ironically most people would think the actual sex work to be the difficult part, but no. The difficult part is existing in a society that is sexually unaware and so they love to hate us.

There is a moment in every adult industry members’ career where you realize your fans are not going to be your support system for your “real life”. This may sound silly, but these are the fans you paint a smile on for and go above and beyond to make your performance the best possible every time. Whether it be on stage, on set, or on the business end of your performance oriented career there will always be someone who is a fan. Yet not all fans value your work and/or career, because they can only dream and fantasize about living such a life.

 

Crystal Rayne is a recovering sex worker who is struggling currently with her transition back into civilian society.

I am writing this because I am in serious need of help and this is a very urgent situation. My name is Crystal but y’all know me as Crystal Rayne a former Adult Film Actress and Feature Entertainer. I have been in this type of industry for about 12 years and yes it was very exciting fast paced life good money and meeting and hanging out with different friends well that was the good life that I used to have not having to worry about my bills being late they were always on time and not having to worry about having a roof over my head like I am really worried about at the moment…… this is my story. After I had the fast life going for me I stopped for a while because I wanted to be around my kids more because I have always missed them when I was traveling and wanted to be a stay at home mom for a while so I did I stayed at home with my babies and everything seemed so perfect until I got a last-minute notice the landlord told me that she had sold her house and that I had to be out in a few days I begged her to let me stay because I have kids and that this is not right!!!! You would think that she would understand and find it within her heart to let us stay for at least another week but nope that was not happening……..so now we have no place to go I’ve tried friends and family and no one will help me because of what I used to do for my work I am considered the black sheep of my family and that really hurts. I’ve been trying to call around and ask people I know if I could stay with them and nothing. I don’t want anyone to pity for my situation but I’m praying to God that by some miraculous miracle that my kids and I will get some help and be able to have a place we call home again……I am truly embarrassed by asking for help but at this point we have nothing and I really need the help. I am a very clean woman never ever done drugs in my life or favored alcohol that’s not my cup of tea. I’m a very good mom I’ve always done everything for my kids and made sure they always had what they needed. Again I’m embarrassed by asking for help but at this point I have no other choice. Also I have been working but work has slowed down a lot and I only have enough for gas in my truck and food in my babies mouths which is very important. I hope this finds a way to all of your hearts because my kids and I really need a home God Bless and thank you for every donation it’s greatly appreciated and helps. 
~Crystal Rayne

Reagan Reilly-Feature Dancer & Cover Girl

@ZiFiStripClub
@ZiFiStripClub

The beauty of living in Las Vegas full-time is fancy people surround me. After communicating with Reagan Reilly for a couple of months, it was apparent she is the type of person who adds to your life. Her large heart and ability to own up to the truths of her past are amazingly refreshing. Her accomplishments are great, but that has not slowed her down. Not only does she feature dance, blog for a website and house dance here in Las Vegas at the Palomino club, she will be on the cover of the Panda(@PandaMembers1) Calendar. Reagan Reilly is an inspiration to many going through the strip club industry with a good head on her shoulders and sobriety(which puts her at a large advantage).

Keep up with Reagan Rilley on Twitter and check out her website. If you are in Las Vegas do not be shy, go see her at the Palomino Club.

http://www.ReaganRising.com

Twitter @Reagan_Rising

Xoxo

ZiFi

@ZiFiStripClub

ED Awards Nominations

The ED Awards(Exotic Dancer Awards) are held annually at the Gentlemen’s Club Owner’s Expo in August. These awards vary in category from Club Favorite Feature Dancer to DJ of The Year. Voting determines the winners and the nominations have started like wild fire.

Be apart of the madness and vote today … There are only five days left to take part in the preliminary nominations!

http://www.theedawards.com/nominate

Vote for Katie Sutra for Club Favorite Feature 2016

Katie Sutra ED Awards
Photo By: Richard Kent

… And let us not forget DJ of The Year 2016:  Vote DJ Swaggle

DJ Swaggle

Having people from outside the adult/strip club industry take part is more than half the fun! Just vote so we all can have some fun!

http://www.theedawards.com/nominate

Xoxo

Zi-Fi

@ZiFiStripClub

Remembering The Shooting Star: RIP Vayda Kiss

Strip Club Journal Unbounds June(Unedited Version)

Vayda Kiss

    Vayda Kiss

“Everything happens for a reason. Clip my wings and I will still figure out how to fly.” ~Vayda Kiss 

Last year when I was interviewing Vayda Kiss for Miss Pole Champ 2015, this was one of the last things she said. Later that month, she crowned Natasha Nova Miss Pole Champ 2015. Then within a couple of months Vayda was gone without warning.

The strip club industry suffered a loss like never before, Vayda Kiss left this world at the young age of 31 in September 2015 never to be replaced. She left behind a huge hole in many people’s hearts, both inside and outside of the adult/strip club industry. A one of a kind beautiful soul, her presence is extremely missed within the small feature dancer/showgirl community. Vayda Kiss aka Nicole LeeAnn Smith was born in Northampton, Massachusetts and had been in the strip club industry for over a decade. She is the only two-time winner of Miss Pole Champ USA. This and many of her other trophys speak of her talent, but her friends speak of her heart and her uplifting personality.

“I worked with her at Wedgewood in NJ and Spanky’s in Easton, PA. The wedge was a dive bar and some days it was slow, but when she was working it was an awesome day whether we made money or not.” ~Lara

Spending time with Vayda Kiss seems to be a blessing many people understood. Her memory is still cherished and protected by many. Unfortunately, no family likes to air their dirty laundry and the strip club industry is like a family. Vayda Kiss committed suicide and no one wants her to be remembered for this. However, it is a perfect example of how people need to give the extra effort when they know a friend is going through a difficult time or situation(even if they should be on top of the world from an outside perspective). Awareness is the goal and Vayda would want to help people with her story.

Some of the dancers Vayda left behind, who still live similar nomadic lives traveling, featuring, and competing, are the ones who are the most guarded about Vayda’s story. Perhaps this is due to all the similarities they see in their own lives and it makes them face their own mortality? How will they be remembered? Will they attempt or commit suicide? Will they be next? Is life about competition? Is winning competitions winning at life? Is it all worth it? Will they survive the lifestyle they chose and are lucky enough to lead? The fear sets in, as it does for us all when defining and choosing a long-term career.

“Vayda was all about forgiving and moving on.” ~Jeremy Sweigert(Vayda’s longtime friend from high school)

Family was something Vayda Kiss was not blessed with in the traditional sense. Her brother committed suicide shortly before she did and she attended her own father’s funeral shortly before her own death. Vayda’s family failed her, but the strip club industry has warm open arms for those who are beautiful, young, lost, and looking for community/family and a way out.The strip club industry became her pseudo family. When your friends and family are all performers, sometimes it is just easier to paint on a smile. However, it took two prior suicide attempts before the third and final time when Vayda succeeded in killing herself. Yes, some depressed people hide their feelings, but these circumstances explain the hardships leading up to her death.

“As we got older she morphed into a sassy little princess into one of the most humble, kindhearted spirits I know. She suffered a lot of loss these last couple years. Didn’t realize just how hard that was on her until I lost her.” ~Ashley(a former dancer and friend Vayda met a decade ago in PA).

Despite all of Vayda’s hardships, she was a ray of light to other people. People would have never guessed she was so humble and willing to help others, even her competition. “There was a period where she was on a roll, winning everything she entered. She would be texting me from back stage about how nervous she was and I gave her pep talks at this time…”  ~Bob Layton(owner of http://www.Studio83ExoticClubWear.com). The relationships she developed along her journey were valued, but the strip club industry is a dangerous place for someone seeking the love of family.

The people/acquaintances you work with in strip clubs, who you may even call friends, are really the competition and they are all entertainers/performers too. They all cater to what people want to hear and see. “I am one of those people who values their alone time,” Vayda Kiss. During her feature dancing days Vayda would order pizza(her favorite cheat day food) and stay in her hotel room alone to recharge before a show. She will be remembered for the kind-hearted soul she was, who shines still in our hearts.

For a woman with such a small stature Vayda was larger than life.

Xoxo

ZiFi

@ZiFiStripClub

“She was the greatest person ever. She cheered me up when people were rude. She showed me that dancing is art not just a job she opened my eyes to a great profession and made me want to follow in her footsteps more.” ~Brittany

 

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