She is activist for women’s empowerment through radical expression of the sensual self. You can find her pole dancing and spreading feminist wisdom as she tours “Stripcraft,” her workshop for women seeking to reconnect with their confidence and sexiness.
Lux was a recent competitor in the elite Miss Pole Dance America competition, a three-time cast member of Alethea Austin’s Live Dancing Girls, a featured dancer in Mastodon’s latest music video “The Motherload,” recent inductee into Creative Loafing Atlanta’s Lust List 2015, and the “Best Stripper in Atlanta” in 2015.
Lux is also a published scholar in the field of women’s studies (under the name of Dr. Lindsay Byron). Her short documentary “Conjured” and longer article “Rewriting Elizabeth” reconstruct the lives of women wrongfully institutionalized at an infamous Southern mental hospital in the mid-twentieth century.
My goal is to part the veil to reveal oppressive cultural narratives, and give students pause to interrogate cultural “truths” designed to insure our failures. I want to spark interest in revolution, in authoring our own truths. I encourage women to embrace radicalism through sensual dance that is joyful, fun, fulfilling, silly—but without pressures and ugly comparisons. We use sensual dance as a doorway into connecting with that woman you aren’t “supposed” to be, that woman you always had inside wanting to get out.
I encourage women to reflect upon their excellency, understand all the ways they are worthy now, just as they are, and use this new feeling of self-worth to believe you are worth even more—so grow and expand, discover and nurture your aptitudes, trade fear for comfort when comfort prohibits growths, live bravely, proudly, in the fullness of yourself. My goal is to instill these values in enough women—who will then pass them on to their friends, sisters, and daughters—to help revolutionize the way womanhood is regarded in our culture. I’m not worried about convincing the trolls that we are worthy of love and respect, that we are not “whining”, that our stories matter and our truth is real.
I’m done arguing with those antagonistic to my mission. Instead, I use my energy wisely by pouring it into those ready for my message. I nurture these gardens of forward-thinking, assertive, proud women into growing legions of badasses who are done taking shit, done apologizing, and now ready to build a fucking fempire. Empowerment from within. No begging for scraps from without. In time, with solidarity, with real cognitive change in the way we regard other women and ourselves, we will be so powerful that we no longer need beg for shit.