Selasa, 16 September 2008
TESTIMONY OF AN EX EXOTIC DANCER
A Starting places
My name is Tracy Coggin and I was an exotic dancer for six years in the Portland Metro dance circuit.
My heart is to give former dancers like myself a chance to heal, a place to go and someone to talk to about what they have been through or still are going through.
The pain and shame of dancing doesn't stop when the music does. I have been out of dancing for over 13 years and would love to help in any way possible; I would like to keep young women from making the mistakes I did and encourage them to come out of the industry.
There is so much pain after the dance is over. I love life and I feel that God has given me something special that I can share with other women.
I hope that you can trust that I understand where you're coming from. I lived in the shadows of my dancing career for 13 years--being public about something so painful can be a little intimidating at times--but I figure that if I could dance in front of a crowd naked, then this is nothing.
I would like to open this webpage to all women that have some form of porn addiction; from dancing to prostitution and everything in-between.
There are women out there that are addicted to porn on the internet or watching porn movies. I know what it is like to have a secret and not be able to share it. Please, give me the privilege to at least listen to what you have to say.
Life for me now is what I have always hoped it would be. All my life I have searched for something to fill a void, from alcohol and drugs to sexual promiscuity but now I feel whole again.
I have learned to forgive myself because I know that God and my family, (I am married and have 2 son's) have forgiven me. My family is very proud of who I have become because they know what I have been through.
Woman at the Well Ministries, PO Box 3634
Hillsboro, OR 97124
Please Call (503)799-0673 Serving Portland, Beaverton, Hillsboro Oregon Areas
Tracy wants to reach out to former dancers like herself . Her vision is to help with the needs of other women and to help prevent young women form making the same mistakes that she has.
Tracy spoke to the Senate in Salem, Oregon on April 10th, 2003 about changing the age of Dancers and Patrons in Under 21 clubs.
She has taken a stand with people in her community by picketing in front of Mr. Peeps (a local porn shop) to show her support, as well as participating in discussions with the promoters of the porn industry.
Tracy's heart is to help all women that have any type of pornography issues. She would like to help them stay out of the adult industry; from Prostitution, Adult Film, former dancers and women that have any other porn addiction. Her vision extends beyond the realm of dancing.