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Support Speak Up! and (Safer) Sex Worker Visibility

January 31st, 2011 at 9:26 am

If you’ve read Waking Vixen or interacted with my other work for any amount of time, you know that I focus a lot of my energies on creating space for sex workers to use their voices, and trying to support sex workers to do this in a way that best suits their circumstances and goals, […]


Red Umbrella Diaries: The Price of Love – February 3

January 16th, 2011 at 2:25 pm

Hosted by Audacia Ray Happy Ending, 302 Broome Street between Forsyth and Eldridge, in New York City Doors at 7 pm, reading from 8-10 21 and up – FREE 15% of the bar tab supports Speak Up! Media Training for Sex Workers Starring The Screw Smart team (Rebecca Alvarez, Kira Manser, and J.D. Ackerman), Aimee […]


Dear December: Let’s Do This, with Plenty of Activism and Events

December 2nd, 2010 at 12:17 am

This year will be going out with a bang, with a flurry of events and launches. A summary: December 2 is the Red Umbrella Diaries Family Affairs event in NYC, to ring in the holiday season. Featured storytellers include Lily Burana, the author of the memoirs Strip City and I Love a Man in Uniform: […]


Red Umbrella Diaries – December 2: Family Affairs

November 24th, 2010 at 12:50 am

Hosted by Audacia Ray Happy Ending, 302 Broome Street between Forsyth and Eldridge, in New York City Thursday, July 1. Doors at 7 pm, reading from 8-10 21 and up – FREE 15% of the bar tab supports the New York City vigil for the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers on December […]


Red Umbrella Diaries: Bad Behavior – November 4

October 24th, 2010 at 5:25 pm

Hosted by Audacia Ray Happy Ending, 302 Broome Street between Forsyth and Eldridge, in New York City Thursday, November 4. Doors open at 7 PM, reading starts at 8. 21 and up – FREE 15% of the bar tab supports The Red Umbrella Project’s Storytelling Workshops Starring: Joanna Angel – writer, producer, director, model and […]


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. […]


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 […]


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 […]


Red Umbrella Diaries: New Podcast Ep and Blog Carnival

July 29th, 2010 at 1:23 am

Episode 3 features a story by Izzy Oneiric, “Pebbles, the Tripping Stripper,” as performed by Melissa Gira Grant. The story was recorded during the Coworkers and Co-conspirators live event on July 1, 2010. Poet and performance artist Izzy Oneiric‘s writing has appeared under various names in nearly twenty print and online publications such as $pread, […]