I’m an activist-writer with a focus on sex and justice, a long-time organizer and a queer femme powerhouse. My writing has appeared in MTV News, The Rumpus, The Establishment, Huffington Post, The Walrus and more. I’m a 2017 Lambda Literary Fellow and currently sweating over my first book.
-“Migrant Sex Worker Justice: Building Alliances Across Movements”, with Elene Lam in Sex/Work: Regulation, Agency, and Resistance (UBC Press, forthcoming 2018)
-“The Pleasure of Getting Paid: Sex, Work and Money” in Pleasure Activism. Edited by Adrienne Marie Brown (forthcoming)
Select publications and interviews
-“No Cop-Zone? Reflections on the Pussy Palace Raid” in Any Other Way: How Toronto Got Queer (Coach House Books, May 2017) Edited by Stephanie Chambers et al.
–Why I Started The Feminist Porn Awards (And What I Got Wrong), Huffington Post
–Why Would White Women Vote For A Man So Widely Accused of Sexual Abuse? The Establishment
“What We’re Getting Wrong About Dissociation” Shameless Magazine
-“We See Where Your Son Gets His Attitude From” Hip Mama Magazine
–Roundtable on Sex Work Politics and Prison Abolition with Elene Lam, Chanelle Gallant, Robyn Maynard and Monica Forrester. August 2016.
-Contributing author for “Use The Rights Words: Media Reporting on Sexual Violence in Canada”. Launched Dec 2 2015
–“Sex work and Stranger Violence: on policing, “rescue” and abolition” in The Abolitionist: A Publication of Critical Resistance. Issue 25: Policing
–The God of Sluts, Ravishly
-Contributing author for “The Smart Sex Worker’s Guide to Sustainable Funding”. Released by the Network Of Sex Worker Project
-Activist Spotlight: The Migrant Sex Workers Project On Borders and Building Movements, Part One Part Two
-”Why Hiring a Sex Worker is Like Sunning on the Beach” in $pread:The Best of the Magazine that Illuminated the Sex Industry and Started a Media Revolution. Feminist Press at CUNY
-Rabble (I have since signed onto a boycott of Rabble)
-Torquere Journal of Gay and Lesbian Studies
-Bent On Writing: Contemporary Queer Tales