Press Appearances

“A Pittsburgh Chapter of the Sex Worker Outreach Project Opens Amid New Legislation,” Pittsburgh City Paper

Published: April 18, 2018

In an increasingly conservative political climate, Jessie Sage, Moriah Ella Mason and PJ Sage are offering support and safe harbor for sex workers. They recently launched a Pittsburgh chapter of the Sex Workers Outreach Project (SWOP), a national network that works to protect the human rights of those involved in the sex industry and focuses on replacing the stigma and violence with education and advocacy.

Jessie Sage was an academic getting her Ph.D. in feminist philosophy and teaching women and gender studies when, four years in, she became frustrated with academia and left to work as a doula. Her husband, PJ Sage is studying web camming and sex camming — a legal form of sex work where clients pay for live webcam time and interactions with a model — as part of his Ph.D. work in sociology. Out of curiosity, Jessie Sage decided to make a profile to see what the work was like. 

“That was maybe a year ago and that really took off, surprisingly,” she says laughing. “It’s not where I expected to land,” she says of her career as a phone sex operator and webcam model, also known as a “cam girl.”

“Google is heavily censoring and flagging anything that seems like adult content. Sex workers [like cammers] are having their pre-recorded content disappearing from Google Drive. When they go to send it to clients who have paid, it’s gone,” says Sage. “There’s no way to really recover it.” 

“A Pittsburgh Chapter of the Sex Worker Outreach Project Opens Amid New Legislation,” Pittsburgh City Paper

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Podcast Appearance: “Phone sex, dissecting fetishes, a pregnancy babble,” The SexWorkBB Podcast

May 1, 2019

It was so fun to talk to Kyra Kane from The SexWorkBB Podcast about everything from pregnancy to phone sex to balancing work and life.

“Sex Workers Aren’t Happy With the New Netflix Show About Dominatrixes,” Rolling Stone

April 29, 2019

I was interviewed in Rolling Stone, talking about the impact of shaddowbanning on the sex work community, and why Twitter giving a verified account to a fictional sex worker seems like a slap in the face to our community.

Podcast Appearance, “Working People Podcast”

April 24, 2019

PJ and I talk to Working People Podcast about the Peepshow Podcast; our own entry into podcasting and sex work; and sex work organizing.