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After all she has overcome in her life, Marian says she feels "victorious." She says she's ready to tell the world about her life as a single mom and an exotic dancer. "I've kind of lived my life for other people all my life, and I just felt like it was eating at me, and I hate to be dishonest," she says. "I don't feel like I should be put on a pedestal necessarily, but I shouldn't be condemned either. There are a lot of people who haven't walked in my path."
Lisa says she felt very skeptical when she took the assignment to interview Marian. "Spending the entire day with Marian and her kids and then seeing her naked was an unusual experience. It was a little disarming," Lisa says. "But I have to say that I think Marian is a really, really good mom who happens to be a stripper. That's her job. And she feels that this is the path that works for her."