Beyond the Bright Lights of Las Vegas

As a Las Vegas native, I grew up surrounded by the sights and sounds of the sex industry. With about 30 strip clubs operating within Las Vegas, and escort services advertised everywhere, I was certain I knew more than the average person about the business. However, I’ve since learned that what I “knew” was based on false assumptions, while turning a blind eye to the need for compassion and support in the adult entertainment community. I feel so fortunate to be able to give back to my city and spread love with The Cupcake Girls.
After volunteering on a few different teams, I recently accepted the role of Client Outreach Specialist, which allows me to volunteer my time for our monthly visits to strip clubs and brothels, as well as any special events that we do, including AEE (the Adult Entertainment Expo) and other porn conventions. I have been moved by our organization’s ability to reach so many adult entertainers through these interactions.
I have seen time and time again that these entertainers and their places of work are just that – places of employment. It’s easy to see that our clients share the same struggles and aspirations that I have. As an organization, we understand that some of the men and women in the sex industry are not in need of our resources, but we exist for the clients who do need our support.
I was told by another volunteer to look at it this way– we are similar to an HR for adult entertainers and sex workers. We offer practical resources including local medical care, drug and alcohol abuse rehabilitation, legal counseling, and financial planning. We place a priority on emotional care and wellness, in a safe, loving, nonjudgmental environment. We want to help our clients be the best versions of themselves, because we know that all human beings are worthy of love, understanding, and respect.
We are actively looking for people who want to be on the Client Outreach team in Las Vegas. If you are interested in volunteering with us, send an email to info@thecupcakegirls.org. We can’t wait to hear from you and get you connected.
Peace, love, & cupcakes,
Amanda
Client Outreach Specialist
Las Vegas Branch