Call for writing, artwork and advisory board members!

Thanks to two generous grants, The Feminist Strip Club is starting work on the third issue of The GRIND!

We are looking for submissions of ideas for artwork and writing from current and former erotic dancers with an emphasis on those in Minnesota and the Upper Midwest. Chosen contributions will be compensated from the grant funds. For more information follow this link and apply!

We are also looking for folks interested in working on the advisory/production team. This small group will choose submissions, work with contributors to prepare them for publishing and contribute a small piece of writing or artwork. All meetings will be conducted online and participants will be paid an $800 stipend. More info at this link:

Each link contains more information, but if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me via email. And share the links with your friends and dancer networks!

Submissions will be accepted until March 20. The advisory board will be chosen in early April, and the submissions in late April. Publication is planned for September 2022.

Issue 2 of The GRIND finally published!

Here’s hoping you and those you care about have been able to weather all the upheavals of the last 15 months and continue to have the resilience to keep going.

Just over a year after we originally planned to print it, The Feminist Strip Club has completed Issue 2 of The GRIND!

Like so many other things, finishing the magazine went on hold when the pandemic started as we all tried to figure out what COVID-19 meant for strip clubs and erotic dancing, our communities and our individual lives.

Once some of those things were clearer, we got back to writing. Of course the pandemic also influenced the content of this issue, whether that meant expanding previously drafted articles about traveling for work or writing completely new ones about switching to online sources of income. But we also found some time and space for more visionary content like self-care tips for dancers and imagining future transfeminist technologies. And though we couldn’t have the big photoshoot we’d planned, we still found some ways to include dancer photos, art and images.

We hope you enjoy this new issue. Print copies are available for $10 (plus shipping) in our Etsy shop and at select brick and mortar stores including:

Know of another store that should have copies? Drop us a line.

Aside from those 2 copies at Quimby’s, paper copies of Issue 1 are all sold out, so if you missed it, you can download a high-resolution PDF, also at our Etsy shop for $3.

We’re already starting to think about content for Issue 3, so if you have an idea, get in touch!

An Air Dance from The Feminist Strip Club

We had hoped to bring out Issue 2 of The GRIND in May 2020, but worldwide and local crises have led us to delay publication. In the meantime, here’s an Air Dance – an online PDF of resources for MN-based dancers and a notification about an upcoming meeting with Minneapolis officials on the new Adult Entertainment Ordinance.

Click on the image for a PDF version with live links

Issue 1 of The GRIND Available Now!

The cover of Issue 1 of The GRIND

The Feminist Strip Club’s first publication, Issue 1 of The GRIND, is available now!
In cooperation with Workday Minnesota, The Feminist Strip Club has produced a series of articles about our experiences in and visions for stripping. These articles appear in different forms on Workday Minnesota‘s website and in our very own hardcopy magazine.

The GRIND is a 24-page, full-color, 8.5 x 11″ zine with articles, photos, personal essays and strippers’ responses to online strip club reviews – all produced by members of The FSC. This issue has a special focus on the history of and upcoming changes to Minneapolis ordinances that regulate adult entertainment venues, but we feel it has interest beyond the local area for those who are following the growing movement for sex workers’ rights.

Copies of the The GRIND are available in Minneapolis at:

In Chicago it can be found at Quimby’s Books and at Atomic Books in Baltimore. More locations to be announced soon.

You can also receive a copy via mail by making a donation of at least $12 using the link below.