The vast majority of sex worker organisations are not only grassroots and run by volunteer sex workers, but due to harmful legislation and policy such as the anti prostitution pledge, they are also often cut off from government funding.
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).
At age 35 I quit an unfulfilling corporate job and started sex work as an independent full service kink friendly switch. My early days were filled with wild situations and marked by an utter lack of self preservation.
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