The lives of 19th century women are known to us today mainly through their letters and writing, but also through the then new (black-and-white) portrait photography, and the vivid paintings, pastels and watercolours of impressionist artists.
I am curating alternate realities–realities where Black women are safe to submit; where white men understand their true place, and understand that it is an honor and divine privilege to serve Black women.
Setting up business as an independent sex worker means putting a lot of information about ourselves online: our photos, our carefully-written advertising text, and our working names. This content is valuable because it brings in clients (and income).
Fighting stigma can be one of the most gruelling and dangerous parts of existing
as a sex worker. With mainstream media projecting harmful and often false
assumptions as to who sex workers are while simultaneously coopting our
aesthetics, the battle to tell our own stories is ongoing. Today we speak to
editor and creative director Penelope Dario about her new industry focused
magazine Petit Mort [https://www.petitmortmag.com/] and the importance of
documenting and showcasing the creativity of th