I’m publishing a weekly news round up of stories from around the sex industry over at Peepshow Media. I hope people get some use of it, as I find it really useful to write out what’s happening and document it for historical meaning, especially when we’re experiencing a global pandemic and governmental chaos. I am … Read more New Writing Up at Peepshow Media magazine!
Some things you must know about before you can understand this essay would be What FOSTA Is, and What Sex Work is. I no longer have the bandwidth to cover these things anew in my writing so follow along as best you can, or go read up a little first and come back. Your choice. … Read more The Frontlines of the War On Sex are Being Fought by Sex Workers, and We Are Fighting The Battle of a Lifetime Right Now.
The set began with the recorded intro from “Get Up 10” coming through the sound system while Cardi B’s dancers took formation on the dark stage at the Hard Rock Hotel’s smallest venue, Vinyl. The song is one of the notoriously omnisexual musical artist Cardi B’s sex worker manifestos; describing how stripping saved her from … Read more Pop Pornography: A Party with Cardi
September 25 @ 7:30 pm Skylight Books 1818 N Vermont Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90027 Phone:+13236601175 Website:http://www.skylightbooks.com/ Skylight Books presents LAMBDA Litfest reading by the contributors of “Hustling Verse: An Anthology of Sex Workers Poetry.” This book is a fiercely groundbreaking exploration of intimacy, transactional sex, identity, healing, and resilience. Hustling Verse (Arsenal Pulp Press) Pre Order Hustling Verse … Read more LAMBDA Litfest reading by the contributors of “Hustling Verse”
I have published four pieces on Open Space, an interdisciplinary publishing platform by San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art as part of a residency, and have now become a permanent artist columnist for the project, joining a family that includes a few of my mentors and idols like Dodie Bellamy, Bean Gilsdorf, Dynasty Handbag, Xandra … Read more Notes on Leaving: Photo Memoir and My New SF MoMA Open Space Column
Introduced to the birth of internet porn around the birth of my own puberty, I used to encounter porn (Pamela Anderson’s sex tape, Girls Gone Wild among the most common) in the forms of public freebies on early websites or in file sharing chat rooms on IRC. Before the internet entered my life I was … Read more I’m A 90’s (Porno) Bitch
2016 Porn Studies Volume 3, Issue 2: Porn Labor, Stigma and the shaping of the porn industry
I can see how doing a “keynote” at such a young age could be a set-up for disaster, but all in all I think some of these ideas make sense to me while others need further consideration. It’s a moment in time where I felt like those using the “ethical porn” and “feminist porn” labels … Read more Porn’s New Key Words: Feminist Porn Conference 2014 KeyNote
Originally printed in the debut issue of the academic journal Porn Studies, reprinted on Huffington Post. Queer porn means different things to different people – but to me, it means porn that is out of the box, out of the closet, and shamelessly sex-positive. Queer porn’s endless combinations of genders and sexualities allow its performers … Read more Finding Gender Through Porn Performance