Press Appearances

“Sex-Work Decriminalization Is Becoming an Issue For 2020,” Rolling Stone

Published: March 6, 2019

“Harris’s about-face on the issue of decriminalization speaks volumes about the increasing prominence of sex workers’ rights on the national stage, says Jessie Sage, a sex columnist for the Pittsburgh City Paper, an organizer with the advocacy group SWOP Pittsburgh and a cohost of the Peepshow Podcast, which covers the sex industry. ‘The sex work community doesn’t trust Harris or have a clear sense of what she means by [her stated support of decriminalization],’ Sage says. ‘But I do think that the fact that she would find it politically advantageous to say this is important, and tells us something about changing attitudes.'”

“Sex-Work Decriminalization Is Becoming an Issue For 2020,” Rolling Stone

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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.