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    A student, a sex worker and a revolutionary

    Meli, preferring to use her first name, is a junior who transferred from John Jay College. She was born in the Bronx and finds not only Queens College, but also Queens, as a comfortable area. “Queens is just dope for me,” she said. But, Meli does two things on the side—activism and stripping. She started as a go-go dancer, an entertainer usually performing on a stage, because she needed money. Eventually, she became a stripper. She said it was not an ideal job since abuses do happen, but feels people dramatize the industry. “Not like every night is a terrible night. Certain places will be better than other places. I don’t have terrible…