Writing

“Your Mother Is A Whore: On Sex Work and Motherhood,” The Establishment

Published: July 18, 2018

Despite the fact that society portrays motherhood as incongruent with sex work — scrutinizing our judgement and credibility — sex working mothers continue to parent our kids in a way that is not only appropriate, but radical in its power to destabilize these narratives and destigmatize our work for future generations. In other words, sex working mothers are at the front lines of a radical sexual politics, as these front lines begin in our own homes.

 

“Your Mother Is A Whore: On Sex Work and Motherhood,” The Establishment

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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.