Non Fiction

“Strip” reveals Colorado professor Catlyn Ladd’s path from dancer to Ph.D.

At age 19, Catlyn Ladd had just returned to the United States after studying at the University of Oxford. She wasn’t interested in living in a dorm on a college campus, but couldn’t afford her own place on the bare-bones salary of her work-study gig.

“I also did not have time for a regular job, and minimum wage was not much better than the work-study money,” she writes in “Strip: The Making of a Feminist,” which was published June 29 by Changemakers Books. “I needed a job that paid a lot and had flexible hours.”

That job was stripping.

Catlyn Keenan