Unpacking the Myths about Escorting and Other Sex Work

That’s me pretending to talk on the phone in a hotel room. This was a staged photo for an interview in the New York Times. Jeff Goodell, who now writes for Rolling Stone, interviewed me for the Times in 2001 and this photo was taken by Gail Albert Halaban, a professional photographer hired by the …

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Sex Trafficking from the Perspective of a Former Sex Worker?

What a concept! Can you imagine asking sex workers what they think, feel and want? That rarely happens. Instead, “experts,” who almost never ask sex workers about the reality of their work, design programs to “rescue” sex workers whether they want to be “rescued” or not. And they write laws that affect sex workers, sometimes …

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Living a Shameless Life

This is where I grew up. When I was a preteen and an adolescent, the trailer wasn’t so grungy. But the trees weren’t so lush and green either. That shed in the background is where I raised fifty baby pheasant from egg to adulthood, and later two young raccoons. It would also eventually become an …

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