Archive for May, 2010

The Red Umbrella Diaries (change is coming to Sex Worker Literati)

May 24th, 2010 at 1:40 pm

In the just under one year that I have been co-hosting Sex Worker Literati at Happy Ending Lounge, we’ve had some amazing experiences (many of which are captured on video here). Since August 2009, we have featured more than 50 sex workers from around the country – and even some international guests – who have […]

In The Interest of “Equality,” Malawian Woman’s Identity Is Erased

May 22nd, 2010 at 6:34 pm

This post originally appeared on the International Women’s Health Coalition blog, Akimbo. With the ongoing interest in Uganda’s state-sponsored homophobia and a bill in the country that would make homosexual acts punishable by death, there’s been more press than usual about sexuality throughout the African continent. Uganda has been getting most of the ink, but […]

Uncommon exhibitionism (aka, a few new pics of me)

May 20th, 2010 at 10:52 pm

For a good chunk of my life, especially the formative years of working in the sex industry, I related to the world and to how I’m perceived in the world through pictures of me. There’s a lot of venn diagramming of being a “public woman” and sex work and having a proliferation of images of […]

Sex Worker Literati Stories on Video

May 18th, 2010 at 3:16 pm

I’ve been putting in some time editing videos from my Sex Worker Literati reading series. There’s a lot of backlog. Even simple videos take a lot of time to process. Complaints aside, I think it’s really important to have these stories accessible to people beyond the folks that are in the room during the events. […]

Sex Worker Literati on May 6: Embarrassing Things I’ve Done For Money

May 5th, 2010 at 7:44 pm

Hosted by Audacia Ray and David Henry Sterry Happy Ending, 302 Broome Street between Forsyth and Eldridge, in New York City Thursday, May 6. Doors open 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 15% of […]