Archive for July, 2009

7 Key American Sex Worker Activist Projects

July 29th, 2009 at 1:55 pm

This week and next I am guest-blogging at Feministe. This post is cross-posted from there. So far I’ve written two other posts as well: Troubled Waters: Women on Waves Faces Many Challenges and The Urge to Help: International Feminisms and Advocacy. A few weeks ago I gave a talk about with this title at an […]


Wood and Tin: Celebrating 5 Years of Blogging, 10 Years in NYC

July 28th, 2009 at 10:37 am

Self portrait in bed, September 2004 Today is the 5th anniversary of Waking Vixen. At the end of August I will celebrate 10 years in New York. These are the two biggest, most defining things in my life. Without blogging and being in NYC, I really don’t know what my life would look like now. […]


Sex Worker Literati Inaugural Reading Event – Thursday, August 6th at 8 pm

July 27th, 2009 at 10:36 am

Photo by Sinead McCarthy, design by Sinclair Sexsmith Best-selling author David Henry Sterry and sexuality rights activist Audacia Ray, both former workers in the sex industry, are proud to announce Sex Worker Literati, a new free monthly reading series that features sex workers, former sex workers, and people with stories about the sex industry who […]


Akimbo Week of 7/20 (International Women’s Health Coalition)

July 24th, 2009 at 5:48 pm

Here’s what we’ve been checking out online this week: In the American Prospect, Michelle Goldberg writes about the controversial, population-control endorsing past of John Holdren, who is Assistant to President Barack Obama for Science and Technology, Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and Co-Chair of the President’s Council of Advisors […]


Time Out Names The Bi Apple a “Best New York City Porno”

July 23rd, 2009 at 11:08 am

Time Out New York has a list up of 10 Best New York City Porn Films – and The Bi Apple is on it. They’ve got this to say about my movie. Those who “like to watch” will find a kindred spirit in Simone (Simone Valentino, see above), the sexual researcher sent to conduct fieldwork […]


Sex Worker Culture: Doc by Macedonian Sex Work Activists, Call for Art in Rhode Island

July 21st, 2009 at 6:16 pm

Two really interesting sex worker culture and politics projects. I’m not affiliated with either, but I’m big fans of both! Promoting the rights of sex workers in FYR Macedonia: Film Screening and Discussion at Bluestockings Bookstore – Thursday, July 23rd at 7 pm – FREE WITNESS and partner organization, HOPS, will be screening their new […]


Amsterdam and Berlin 2009 in Pictures and Video

July 19th, 2009 at 10:27 pm

Jennifer Lyon Bell, my lovely hostess, and I – looking a little crazy with excitement over snacks: herring and frites. As I was embarking on my trip to Europe, I noted that I have been fortunate to create four Flickr sets for visits to Amsterdam and Berlin over the past two years. New York, Amsterdam, […]


On Vacation!

July 11th, 2009 at 12:30 pm

Yep, you read properly! I’m on vacation in Amsterdam and Berlin. And I’m not blogging at all. Well, except for this post, which is to tell you I’m not blogging. However, I will be posting adventures and photos in the following places: Twitter – will be updated most frequently Facebook Flickr – my account is […]


Sex Worker Literati: A New Monthly Reading Series at Happy Ending in NYC

July 8th, 2009 at 12:26 pm

I’ve got a new collaborative project: a monthly reading series called Sex Worker Literati, which debuts at Happy Ending On Thursday, August 6th and will happen ever first Thursday of the month going forward. The first reading stars Candye Kane, Molly Crabapple, Jodi Sh. Doff, Juliana Piccillo, Bo Winberg, and more! And that fabulous picture? […]


Book Review: Zak Smith’s We Did Porn

July 7th, 2009 at 3:17 pm

We Did Porn: Memoir and Drawings by Zak Smith My review: rating: 4 of 5 stars A few disclaimers before I write about this book: Zak Smith is a friend. He writes about me (as Auspicia Clay) in this book. In general, he writes about my/our friends in this book and some of the events […]