Archive for December, 2009

Five Favorite Videos of 2009

December 23rd, 2009 at 10:03 am

Ok, week of madness? Check. I’m trying to stick with my list-making and get my best-ofs posted before the year runs out. Previously, I did My 2009 Achievements in Review and Fifteen Favorite Books of 2009. Here are my favorite videos, of the ones I made this year. My video about SANGRAM is the one […]


Tell the Department of Health and Human Services How the Anti-Prostitution Loyalty Oath Harms Sex Workers

December 19th, 2009 at 11:05 am

Click to play The anti-prostitution loyalty oath (APLO) is a regulation that has been part of the United States Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Act of 2003 (aka “Leadership Act”) which requires non-governmental organizations and health service-providers receiving that receive funding through the President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) to sign an oath […]


Fifteen Favorite Books of 2009

December 18th, 2009 at 10:34 am

This year I started regularly using a site that has become one of my favorite ways to share knowledge online: Goodreads. I’ve been keeping track of my reading and my friends’ reading there, plus reviewing some of the books I devour (and I have been crossposting some that to this here blog). I read a […]


International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers…My Thoughts

December 17th, 2009 at 8:15 pm

This is the speech that I gave at the International Day To End Violence Against Sex Workers event at the Metropolitan Community Church in NYC this evening. Last April, while I was at the grocery store shopping for the meal I was cooking for the first crop of Speak Up sex worker media trainees, my […]


Hos, Hookers, Call Girls, and Rent Boys – Reading at KGB Bar 12/20!

December 17th, 2009 at 2:58 pm

Contributors from the Anthology: Hos, Hookers, Call Girls and Rent Boys read: Holiday Hookers: An Internet Porn Maven, Ex-Rent Boy, Gigolo & High-End Madam Put the HO in HO HO HO! Find out why the New York Times said Hos, Hookers, Call Girls & Rent Boys is: ““It’s an eye-opening, astonishing, brutally honest and frequently […]


My 2009 Achievements in Review

December 15th, 2009 at 9:50 am

As I wrote about in a recent post about trying to give myself a break, I’ve been going through some growing pains and stressing a bit about what I should be working on and what I actually want to be doing with my time outside of my (glorious, busy, fulfilling) job. Last week I sat […]


December 17: Intl Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers

December 12th, 2009 at 11:33 am

December 17th is the annual International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers, a day on which sex workers and their allies gather at vigils around the world to mourn our dead and bring attention to the continued acts of violence and injustice faced by sex workers. It’s a tough event, but a necessary one […]


My short doc on SANGRAM & Sex Worker Organizing in India

December 10th, 2009 at 5:11 pm

Ahhhhh! I’m so excited about this!!! Ok, must be professional. But seriously!!! Excited!!! Back in September, my job at the International Women’s Health Coalition sent me to India with my co-worker Khushbu Srivastava to do media training and documentation of our partners in the country. I shot more than 6 hours of video footage, took […]


Worthy Causes: Scarleteen

December 9th, 2009 at 10:08 am

I remember when I first started to get a sense of community, activism, and desire to do something, help, make a difference, I was frustrated when the answer to the question, “What can I do to help?” was often “Donate.” That just seemed – detached. Like I wouldn’t really be involved or get my hands […]


Visions of Sexual Freedom: Queering an Homage

December 8th, 2009 at 10:19 pm

I blogged a little bit last week about the 2010 Sex Blogger Calendar – which in my opinion, is a pretty perfect holiday gift for your favorite perv – its $20 plus shipping, and you get a free download of my comedic short Dacia’s Love Machine. But there is backstory to the photo I posed […]