HOURS Left to Fund LICENSE TO PIMP on Kickstarter

LESS THAN 24 Hours to Fund LICENSE TO PIMP on Kickstarter This Kickstarter Update #13 contains an audio excerpt from an interview I did with a stripper named “Kat.”  She has worked as a stripper in San Francisco for nearly 2 decades and started when she was 18 years old.  She’s still going strong + … Continue reading

End Violence Against Sex Workers

December 17 is the International Day To End Violence Against Sex Workers.  Though the day has already passed this year, I feel it’s important to remember those sex workers who are no longer here with us to celebrate holiday festivities alongside us.  They’re not here because they are dead–many murdered just for being sex workers.

Escort Services flourish at Backpage.com

Because human nature wants what it wants, the closure of Craigslist’s Adult Services section has meant a big boon for Village Voice Media-owned Backpage.com, which has thrived with an “Adult” section overflowing with ads about escorts (male, female and transsexual), body rubs, “adult jobs” and strippers. The New York Observer recently pored over the classifieds … Continue reading

Exclusive: Diary of a Call Girl Turned Teacher (part I & II)

Part I: In college, she stripped. In graduate school she sold sex on Craigslist. Then Melissa Petro became a popular grade-school teacher, known for inspiring her students. Her secret past could have stayed that way — until she blogged about it. Sitting at home on a sunny fall afternoon, coffee in hand, Melissa Petro looks … Continue reading