Writing

“Want to Figure Out the Rules of Sexual Consent? Ask a Sex Worker,” The Washington Post

Published: May 20, 2018

I argue that while the rescue industry has argued that sex workers are incapable of exercising consent over their own bodies and choices (and therefore in need of saving), sex workers do in fact exercise consent as part of their job. Their expertise regarding consent is something that we should take seriously in the current public discourse around consent.

“Want to Figure Out the Rules of Sexual Consent? Ask a Sex Worker,” The Washington Post

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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.