Press Appearances

“In Allegheny County, People Arrested With Cell Phones Can Be Charged With ‘Possessing Instruments of Crime,'” The Appeal

Published: October 31, 2018

“SWOP Pittsburgh is now demanding that Allegheny County police and prosecutors stop using instrument-of-crime charges for cell phones and commit to ending the use of both phones and condoms as evidence so that sex workers can protect their health and safety. Even if prosecutors say they often drop instrument-of-crime charges, said [Jessie] Sage, such charges still discourage safer work practices. ‘That’s true with the condoms and it’s true with the cell phones.'”

“In Allegheny County, People Arrested With Cell Phones Can Be Charged With ‘Possessing Instruments of Crime,'” The Appeal

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“Inside the hidden world of online dominatrixes,” News.com.au

June 8, 2019

“Jessie Sage is a phone sex operator and a sex columnist for the Pittsburgh City Paper. Although she doesn’t advertise herself as a dominatrix, many of her phone sex clients call her looking to indulge their fetishes — including being dominated financially.”

“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.