Writing

“The Impact of FOSTA/SESTA on Online Sex Work Communities,” Cyborgology

Published: April 2, 2018

Tech scholars and tech-oriented social scientists have real potential to do social good by examining these sites more closely and working to demystify the panic around trafficking. Without data to support this alternative understanding, sex workers of all sorts will be further marginalized and harmed. This is no small thing. Lives are at stake.

“The Impact of FOSTA/SESTA on Online Sex Work Communities,” 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.