Creating Change brings focus to marginalized narratives. For Craig, what started out as research for a school assingment, ended up beng a personal journey of exploring and understandng himself, his sexuality, and lead to new and great opportunities in his life. Apr 27, Jerry rated it really liked it Recommends it for: And despite the fact that people who strip for the "experience" or to write a thesis on it usually get on my last nerve, even that worked out--I didn't feel like his research or his quest for a certain kind of experience were dilettante-ish or exploitative, and then eventually he does end up needing the money, and he doesn't seem to look down on his fellow workers at any step of the way. Was I that much of a wimp?
Washington Blade photo by Michael Key.
All I Could Bare: My Life in the Strip Clubs of Gay D.C.
A well-regarded writer and photographer, he is the author of Luther: This was a great b For Craig, what started out as research for a school assingment, ended up beng a personal journey of exploring and understandng himself, his sexuality, and lead to new and great opportunities in his life. Hilarious, insight-ful, and touching, "All I Could Bare" proves that sometimes the "wrong decision" can lead to the right place. Overall, I'd recommend it. I was a college student and then a graduate student pursuing my master's degree in cultural studies particularly queer theory in the DC area around the same time the author was taking it off in Southeast. So many memoirs by sex workers are just about that sex working slice of their life, though maybe also they include stuff about the non-sex work intimate relationships that are concurrent with their time in the biz.
A surprisingly good read that is insightful, reflective, and enlightening into the go-go world of Washington DC. Craig's journey as a young graduate student paying his way as a stripper leads him to interviewing some of the great pop icons whose music once paired with his tearing up the stage. Nayib Bukele elected president of El Salvador. Graham also noted that for the Rock Hard Sunday event, the bartenders and waiters, among other staff people, will be gay. Trans March on Washington postponed until September.