Archive for January, 2010

Speak Up Media Training Workshop: Now Accepting Applications!

January 25th, 2010 at 10:14 pm

I am very excited to officially roll out the applications for Speak Up! Media Training for the Empowered Sex Worker. For the second year Sex Work Awareness, the organization that I co-founded with a few ex-$preadsters, is hosting a media training workshop for current and former sex workers. Last year the training was one day […]


Video: Go-go boys, tentacle porn, and sex worker stories

January 23rd, 2010 at 6:42 pm

More video from Sex Worker Literati in September! The first is Gerry Visco, who describes herself as “illegally blonde” and writes about outrageous NYC nightlife at the New York Press. Gerry’s not just a chronicler of nightlife, she’s also a creator of mayhem. You can see what I mean in the below video, in which […]


Sex Worker Literati: Stories on Video & Call for Performers

January 18th, 2010 at 11:50 pm

I’ve been a bit lax about it over the past two months, partly due to some hard drive messiness (le sigh), but I spend some time this weekend digging into my archives of video files from Sex Worker Literati. There are a lot of good stories coming down the pike, since I’ve now got 10 […]


Neither Victims Nor Voiceless (crosspost from RH Reality Check)

January 13th, 2010 at 2:46 pm

Yesterday I had my first feature go up at RH Reality Check, and it’s about sex work activism, the ways that the sex worker rights movement is sometimes misconstrued by the feminist movement, and it has some substantive writing on my time in India. Plus, there’s a bit about the process of producing the short […]


Laurenn McCubbin: Shaking it Up in Sin City (artfully, of course)

January 8th, 2010 at 2:46 pm

I am 90% happy that I am not in Las Vegas this week at the Adult Entertainment Expo. I do not miss the endless walking and leg ache of the convention hall, I do not miss the inevitable reminder that most of the porn industry isn’t at all like the feminist queer bubble I exist […]


January 7 is My First Time night at Sex Worker Literati!

January 5th, 2010 at 10:52 am

Hosted by Audacia Ray and David Henry Sterry Happy Ending, 302 Broome Street between Forsyth and Eldridge, in New York City Thursday, January 7. Doors at 7 pm, reading from 8-10 Stick around after the reading to dance and party with hos, hookers, and ne’er do wells! 21 and up – FREE Our readers this […]


Five Favorite Press Moments of 2009

January 4th, 2010 at 3:04 am

Ok, yeah, it’s officially old news since it’s now 2010, but I’m wrapping up my promised (to myself, as much as you) wrapping up of 2009 (for those playing along at home, I have yet to post my favorite images and favorite blog posts, those will be up in the next two days). I was […]