Archive for September, 2010

Public Bodies: Fox News, Sex Worker/Teachers, and Privilege

September 29th, 2010 at 11:22 pm

Tonight, I did a segment on Fox 5 News New York, with host Ernie Anastos and guests Councilman Fernando Cabrera and attorney Arthur Aidala, to talk about Melissa Petro, an elementary school art and writing teacher in the Bronx who was outed this week as having a past as a stripper and a prostitute. Melissa […]


Red Umbrella Diaries October 7: Healing Touch

September 29th, 2010 at 12:46 am

Hosted by Audacia Ray Happy Ending, 302 Broome Street between Forsyth and Eldridge, in New York City Thursday, October 7. Doors at 7 pm, reading from 8-10 21 and up – FREE 15% of the bar proceeds benefits the Sex Workers Project Starring: Tobi Hill-Meyer, Ducky Doolittle, Laura G. Duncan, Alithea Howes, and Sarah Sloane. […]


Band Aids, Saving Face, and Endangering Sex Workers: The Craigslist Saga

September 14th, 2010 at 12:37 am

Craigslist’s self-censorship of its adult services ads will do nothing to end sex trafficking, though it might make it a little more challenging to post adult ads on the site. As a former Craigslist sex worker myself, I know that not all commercial sex interactions are sex slavery. In fact, many transactions facilitated by the […]