sex workers

26 Apr 2019

What happens when the Dominatrix isn’t in the dungeon?

Welcome to Brain-Throbs & Blow Jobs, a column that will be highlighting the great minds and perspectives of Bay Area sex workers through interviews and photo portraits. I met Oakland based Pro Domme, Avalon Black, for a drink at a local coffee shop, and was reminded that being Dominant is not

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05 Apr 2019

A Clinic By Sex Workers, For Sex Workers Has a New Home

If you’re in the business of sex work, it can be difficult to be totally frank with your doctor.Take the case of the dominatrix with neck and shoulder pain from repetitive stress using paddles and whips. Her doctors told her to stop whatever was causing the pain.

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13 Aug 2018

Rambling Hooker Makes Clever Cartoons About Life as a Sex Worker

Welcome to Brain-Throbs & Blow Jobs, a brand-new column that will be highlighting the great minds and perspectives of Bay Area sex workers through interviews and photo portraits. This time around we focus on the Rambling Hooker. When sex workers are represented on TV, in the movies or in the

Maxine Holloway 0
15 Jun 2018

This is How the Bay Area Showed Up for Sex Workers’ Rights

Guest post by Lia Russell “FOSTA won’t fix it!” “Sex worker justice NOW!” On June 2, hundreds of chanting sex workers, labor rights advocates, families and allies took to the streets of Oakland in support of sex workers under attack on International Sex Workers Day. With Maxine Holloway and Arabelle

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09 Mar 2018

Why Sex Workers are Fighting the Anti-Sex Trafficking Bill

Guest post by collaborators: M. Dante, Lola Li, and Heather Berg in late March the Senate votes on SESTA, the Stop Enabling Sex Trafficking Act. SESTA would criminalize the online advertising, information sharing, and support networks that sex workers use to do their jobs safely. Sex workers, trafficking survivors, and allies

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12 Dec 2016

Death Of The Cam Girl Next Door

Back in 2011, any girl could masturbate for strangers online and collect mad cash in anonymity. But times have changed. The days of “The Cam Girl Next Door” are dead.

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24 Jul 2015

Which San Francisco Streets are Named After Famous Prostitutes?

Maybe you’ve heard the rumor that some San Francisco streets are named after famous female courtesans of the Gold Rush era. It’s true! But only in a couple of cases. We busted out our history books, mythbusters and trips to the San Francisco Library History Center to determine which San

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06 Dec 2012

FREE Pros(e) Anthology Release Party TODAY at Happy Endings

Red Umbrella Diaries is back with its monthly installment at Happy Endings in the Lower East Side! After prepping some former and current sex workers’ writing skills through the RedUP’s Becoming Writers Workshop, the RedUP group is ready to celebrate their graduation as writers who can now articulate their own

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