Writing

“Reflections on Real Name Policies,” Cyborgology

Published: May 22, 2018

I know that there are many people for whom publishing about their sex work under their legal names is completely unimaginable, and where the negative consequences for their personal lives would completely outweigh any of the motivation for doing it. But this is the problem. These policies push important voices out of public discourse in a way that further stigmatizes and marginalizes entire groups of people.

“Reflections on Real Name Policies,” Cyborgology

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“Shadowbans: Secret Policies Depriving Sex Workers of Income and Community,” Tits and Sass

June 12, 2019

“Shadowbanning is an opaque practice that effectively denies sex workers their livelihood.” Juniper Fitzgerald and I co-wrote this piece on the social, political, and financial implications of shadowbanning on sex workers.

“Loving Your Reflection, Loving the Skin You’re In fashion show celebrates body-positive community,” Pittsburgh City Paper

April 24, 2019

There is a growing body-positive community in Pittsburgh that intertwines fashion, burlesque, and small business. Danielle Thorn, the show’s director, sees the fashion show as an opportunity to bring together diverse people who are all working toward the same ends. She says, “We may not have traditional body types, but we are strong, and even stronger when we work together.” 

“Fantasy of Phones,” ZeroSpaces

April 3, 2019

Our intimacy, which is often intense, is an intimacy that is bound inside of a certain erotic imaginary. We play with each other using words and ideas.