Today is Giving Tuesday, and just in case you’re feeling generous, here are some causes I very passionately support. Click the organization’s name to go to their website to donate. Bonus: If you schedule an appointment with me today or tomorrow and make a donation of $50 to one of the causes I support, you […]
As a sex worker and an activist, I often run into prohibitionists who are absolutely married to the idea that no woman would ever choose to engage in full service sex work, and that any woman who does engage in it is being exploited by a man–be it her “pimp” or her “john” (yes, they use those words, even though those words aren’t really in widespread use among sex workers themselves). They see work as inherently exploitative to women, and they see women as victims in need of rescue. I refuse to call these people feminists–anyone who insists on infantilizing women and denying them agency is not a feminist. Anyone who refuses to help women by working to secure labor rights for all workers is not a feminist. Anyone who advocates police brutality against and confinement of poverty-stricken women so that they can be “reeducated” and “rehabilitated” into sweatshop workers is. not. a. fucking. feminist.
Did y’all know that March 3rd is International Sex Workers’ Rights Day?! In case you don’t know what the term “sex worker” means, here’s a non-exhaustive list from SWOP-NOLA, the New Orleans chapter of Sex Workers’ Outreach Project: “Escorts, Professional Companions, Service Providers, Strippers, Exotic Dancers, FBSM / Erotic and Sensual Massage Practitioners, Pro-Dommes, Fetish […]
New Orleans Pride Parade – SWOP-NOLA Supports LGBT Sex Workers!
I’d just like to take this opportunity to recommend a friend of mine, Veronica Rose in New Orleans. She’s a highly reviewed provider, and she’s lots of fun. I met her in March of last year at a picnic here in New Orleans to celebrate International Sex Workers’ Rights Day 2013, and we’ve been friends […]
~~Philanthropy and Causes~~ The following are some of the many nonprofit organizations and causes I support. LA-SPCA.org – Louisiana SPCA: Unleash Your Heart “As a nonprofit organization dedicated to the elimination of animal suffering, we have been committed to serving the needs of the people and animals in New Orleans and across the region for […]
Last year I made a few New Year’s resolutions, and I’m pretty proud to report that I actually kept them!
A great “gift” for the person who has everything, and it’s especially meaningful for anyone who is a fan of “Give a man a fish and he eats for a day; teach a man to fish, and he eats for a lifetime.”
Hurricane Isaac brought us back to the pre-electricity days. Yuck!
If you haven’t already, be sure to check out the set of links on the right side of this page labeled “Other Companion Blogs.” These blogs are authored by ladies I admire for their intellect, sensuality, and wit, and I think they’re worth a read. If you know of any other interesting blogs (by escorts […]
I love this hilarious video about the dopey and insensitive things people say to sex workers. It’s funny because it’s true!
Last night, someone broke into the office of Women With A Vision and set fire to their files and office equipment–everything they use in their mission to “improve the lives of marginalized women, their families, and communities by addressing the social conditions that hinder their health and well-being.” WWAV fought to change the law (Crime […]