The Standard Hotel and East London Stripper's Collective Smash the Stigma for International Women's Day
Explore allyship in the form of “pole tricks, sultry striptease,” and more.
One of boutique hotel’s first new collaborations under its new cultural program, the East London Strippers Collective and the Standard will conduct “a unique series of drawing sessions and Standard Talks new cultural program,” as reported by HYPEBEAST.
The two-part program that combines art therapy and sex-positive discussion will first host a panel, discussing
the ELSC’s “battle for better working conditions and the association that comes with professional sex work.” Referring to themselves as “a network of feisty, feminist and fiercely independent women who happen to be strippers,” ELSC encourages allyship in the form of an active community that works to dismantle the stigma.
On the art therapy front, ELSC will also host A Life Drawing session on March 5, held at Double Standard Bar. Following the theme of sex work allyship and education, the session explores the “rich history behind dancers, lovers, and sex workers through nude artwork… Expect high octane pole tricks, sultry striptease, floor-work, freestyle and some surprise audience participation to enrich your life drawing experience. All levels of experience are welcome.”
To learn how to be an ally to sex workers this Women’s History Month, explore this article.
To attend The Standard x East London Strippers Collective’s Standard Talks and Life Drawings sessions, visit the hotel’s website.