Sheila is a 41-year-old author and mother of three children who has defied all odds and now works to help others learn how to tell their stories with no shame. Sheila was a stripper who became her college valedictorian! She’ll share how she spiraled through memories and was torn between the woman she was becoming and the woman she had been, Sheila was—and is—continually Stripping Down. Today she is a multi-tasking wife and mother of three who blogs for The Huffington Post. Her memoir, Stripping Down, is a meditation on womanhood and body image. Her Decision-Making Guide and Self-Discovery Journal, The Pole Position: Is Stripping for You? - And How to Stay Healthy Doing It, helps women to further value their own identities through their quest to understand their motivations for stripping. She is a Yoga instructor and teaches Writing at Housatonic Community College and Kaplan University. Sheila has work in many anthologies and magazines like Salon, The Fertile Source, Prime Mincer, and Foliate Oak Literary Journal. Sheila has appeared on numerous radio and TV shows including ABC News, NBC News and Anderson Cooper. To learn more about Sheila and everything she does, please visit SheilaHageman.com or StrippingDown.com.