Why I Wrote Expose Yourself
Most of us grow up with ideas of what and who we want to be told to us through TV, parents, movies, and the belief systems we are born into. We are taught that taking risks is reckless, asking too many questions is rude, and that we may need to hide who we really are to find acceptance in the world. As a stripper for 20 years, I learned a lot about why hanging on to those ideas can make for an unfulfilling and ultimately boring life. When we give in to the idea of what society and media tells us who we should be, we forget who we really are inside. We learn to go with the flow and develop cognitive biases that limit our learning and perspective. Sometimes those biases lead us to believe everything we read or hear that validates what we want to believe.
Expose Yourself is a guide to questioning those beliefs to help uncover your own truth about who you are and what is important to you. It is also a guide to help identify where your cognitive biases may be leading you astray. In a world where information is just a search or a click away misinformation and pseudoscience is running rampant my book seeks to teach the reader through humor and stories from my career how to avoid being taken in by clever cons. While it may seem that a former stripper is an unlikely voice of reason, my job has given me a unique perspective on life and science that makes learning a little more fun.