Archive for August, 2010

Red Umbrella Diaries Blog Carnival: Demand Side

August 29th, 2010 at 10:39 am

This month’s blog carnival leads up to the September 2nd Demand Side live event at Happy Ending, starring Caveh Zahedi, Daniel Lukes, Emma Lee, Puma Perl & Big Mike – and one of the stories below. For the blog carnival, I’ve got a bunch of pieces that look at the demand side from a few […]


$pread is Dead, Long Live $pread

August 23rd, 2010 at 11:45 pm

On Sunday, $preadsters past and present gathered at my apartment in Brooklyn for a serious conversation about the future of the magazine. After several hours of lively debate, and some misty eyes, we decided that the best thing to do is to discontinue the publication of $pread magazine. It’s a sad and heavy thing, but […]


Red Umbrella Diaries – Recent Podcasts

August 22nd, 2010 at 2:39 pm

I’ve been releasing a new episode of the Red Umbrella Diaries podcast every Sunday, but have fallen behind on cross-posting them here. So! Here are the last four episodes. You can subscribe via the podcast RSS feed or via iTunes. Episode 7 features a story by Busty Kitten, “Ode to My Fellow Dancers.” The story […]


Red Umbrella Diaries September 2 – Demand Side

August 17th, 2010 at 3:59 pm

Hosted by Audacia Ray Happy Ending, 302 Broome Street between Forsyth and Eldridge, in New York City Thursday, September 2. Doors at 7 pm, reading from 8-10 21 and up – FREE Starring: Caveh Zahedi received a B.A. in Philosophy at Yale University and an M.F.A. in Film Production at the UCLA School of Film […]


Nothing About Us Without Us: The Shared Goals of the Harm Reduction and Sex Worker Rights Movements

August 2nd, 2010 at 9:56 am

The above video and supplementary documents are designed to spark discussion and create inspiration for looking at the ways that peer-led groups providing support and services to sex workers in their communities can collaborate with harm reduction agencies. The materials were developed by a group of sex workers and allies during the Speak Up! media […]