Press Appearances

“Talking about SESTA/FOSTA & the Future of Kink,” Ropecast Podcast

Published: July 11, 2018

PJ and I talked with Graydancer on his podcast Ropecast about the ways that the SESTA/FOSTA rulings may affect the kink scene, and why sex workers and the kink community should stand in solidarity.

You can find part one at http://peepshowpodcast.com (look for episode 16).

This episode was brought to you courtesy of Twisted Monk (http://twistedmonk.graydancer.com ) and Lee Allure (http://facebook.com/SpiralEyeSoap ) as well as listeners like you contributing through http://patreon.com/graydancer.

“Talking about SESTA/FOSTA & the Future of Kink,” Ropecast Podcast

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“Opinion | Stand up for sex workers: Cancel the hackathon,” The Pitt News

March 20, 2019

The University of Pittsburgh Innovation Institute should listen to the mounting pressure and do the right thing: cancel Hacking4Humanity. It’s time to listen to people who may suffer the inadvertent consequences of an otherwise well-intentioned idea — not dismiss them.

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

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.”

“From our new sex advice column to Scott Wagner’s golf spikes, these are CP’s favorites stories of 2018,” Pittsburgh City Paper

December 31, 2018

Peepshow, Jessie’s sex and social-justice column, brings something to the table no other media outlet in town offers: brilliant commentary on taboo subjects from a local woman’s perspective. Jessie has tackled porn, BDSM, politics, and has recently started answering readers’ questions.