This is the powerful autobiography of Paula Charles, who started working as a go-go dancer after moving to Switzerland. She decided to write down her revealing story to find out who she really was and to give the reader a glimpse into the shady world of go-go dancers. She takes you along on her journey to find a better life, love and approval. She tries to stay out of the wrong corners and unveils a very special strength of character. Through necessity and desperation, she has to tackle situations that threaten her self-esteem and existence in a country where she is of the wrong colour, education and upbringing. Writing down her powerful story helped her overcome sexism, racism and class exploitation and get to terms with her life.
Paula Charles spent her childhood in London and the Caribbean before coming to Switzerland in her early twenties. She started working as a go-go dancer but eventually managed to get out of that business. In order to come to terms with her past and find her true self, she wrote her autobiography. She is now involved in intercultural projects and opened a centre to help and support women who face difficult situations.
Who Am I; Another Mouth to Feed; Go, Go Black Sheep; Out There; What You Want; Handouts; Glamour; Pretty Company; Talk of the Town; Bold Coldness; Playful Manners; Keeping in Step; Passing Through; The Game; Sipping Killer; Past Twelve; It Doesn't Take But a Few Seconds; Go, Go; Editor's Comments; Legal Aspects