The H-word

The H-Word: "Dancing Saved my Life"

“When I was a teenager, like 14, I took off from an abusive foster care situation (one of many) and I had to ‘make it’ on my own. I had no ID, and no money. I danced at Billy’s Topless and a place called The Baby Doll Lounge, until I was legal age to be on my own and to get a proper job. I... Read more »

The H-Word: Rachel Lloyd vs. The Fashion Police

Many people find it challenging to see sex workers as subjects, rather than as objects—as individuals capable of making choices and as actors in their own lives. Tragically, many of these same people purport to be our advocates. Read more »

The H-Word: What the H?

Welcome to the H-Word, a series dedicated to evaluating, challenging, and re-presenting sex worker portrayals in the media from a feminist, pro-sex worker (though not necessarily pro-sex work) stance. If that seems contradictory or impossible, keep tuning in. Besides my perspective, this column... Read more »