Parents questioning their children’s life choices is a day-to-day affair in almost every home. Making them understand what you believe in is a process, and you keep getting better at it as you grow. This is exactly what happened when a daughter gave a powerful PowerPoint presentation(PPT) to make her parents understand why she chose to become a stripper. Surprisingly, her parents took it better than how most of you would expect.
Lexi, a TikToker recently opted to go for an unorthodox profession, and she wanted to let her parents know about it. Lexi’s sister Sami recorded the entire scene and posted it on her TikTok account that goes by the username @mildwestsami
The video shows Lexi host a presentation for her parents, and it starts with her saying: “I have a secret to share,” before she got to slide number three with the shocker.
The video has garnered over 5.7 million views, and many people looked baffled at how well her parents took the big news. They even praised them for their open-mindedness and not interrupting in between the presentation.
In the video, Lexi, who is from Portland, Oregon, said: “Before you start worrying or getting excited, this secret pertains to my life, it doesn’t affect anyone.
“The only reason why I’m sharing this is I want the people I love and trust the most to know what’s going on in my life and be a part of it.
“What this secret does mean: I’m talented, I’m cool, I’m powerful. What this secret does not mean: I’m pregnant or in danger.”
“Are you ready for this? Drum roll – I’m a stripper! As in I pole dance at a strip club and I love it.”
After disclosing the big secret, Lexi showed another slide with common questions.
She continued: “The first question, you might be thinking why? Well, it’s a sex-positive environment, and I can express myself through performance: the theatrics.
“How am I staying safe? Well, you see there’s full anonymity in this club environment. You might not know how this works.
“The culture of strip clubs in Portland is very much sex-positive and very safe. There are no drugs or shady business practices that are commonplace or anything like that.
“Is that why I’m able to suspiciously afford stuff? Yes, it is, I’m making monies doing that.
“Do I do any other kinds of sex work? No. All I do is dance, you see, I get to chat with people, there’s no other sort of thing to it, really!
“Is it under-the-table income? No, I do pay my taxes.”
After running through the FAQs, Lexi welcomes the parents to ask any questions or any comments. And her mother, who is a dedicated Christian takes it from there.
She said: “I really appreciate you being forthright and sharing your life with us, and I’m glad you feel powerful.”
In the response, TikTok users showered their appreciation to the parents for remarkably taking the big news.
One of the users said: “Your mum is so supportive!”
Another comment said: “The PowerPoint was so concise and informative, I love it.”
Lexi later added information in the comment section regarding what her dad had to say.
She commented: “For anyone wondering, my dad’s only question was. ‘how much money are you making?’
“They’re seriously the best and earned the trust and respect we share.”