We aspire to live in a healthy, free society where everyone has access to rights and opportunities to determine their own future.
At Old Pros, we seek the destigmatization of sex work, where it is not illegal or shameful for consenting adults to exchange erotic services for money or other resources.
We envision a society where sex workers are free to contribute their experience and wisdom to their communities.
We seek the decriminalization of sex work, where individuals are not arrested and cannot be evicted, fired, or lose custody of their children because of their participation in sex work.
All people, whether they have ever participated in sex work or not, should have access to services and support to avoid exploitation, stay safe, and make choices about their own lives.
Sex workers have a right to unencumbered access to the building blocks we all need to move our lives forward. This includes access to banking and investment services, healthcare, education, legal assistance, relevant government programs, and technology platforms.
THEORY OF CHANGE
Changing minds is critical for driving the cultural and legislative breakthroughs required to secure human rights and opportunities for sex workers. Media, art and storytelling are powerful levers for shifting beliefs and breaking down taboos. Old Pros produces persuasive content and compelling events. We bring people together and we change people’s minds.
Founder & Executive Director
Host of The Oldest Profession Podcast
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Kaytlin Bailey came out as sex worker in 2015 with her critically acclaimed one woman show, Cuntagious, which enjoyed sold out performances and an extended run in multiple NYC theater festivals. Her second one woman show, Whore’s Eye View, is in development.
After starting The Oldest Profession Podcast in 2017, Kaytlin Bailey accepted a position in 2018 as the founding Director of Communications for a national advocacy organization fighting to decriminalize sex work. After two years working with state legislators all over the country, it became clear that we are not going to get good laws on this issue until we invest in culture change.
In 2020, Kaytlin Bailey founded Old Pros where she works with a team creating persuasive content to identify and activate supporters.
Director of Brand & Growth
With a background in documentary filmmaking, design, website development, and online business training, Leah brings respect for and knowledge of mental health, diverse wisdom traditions, and leading edge technology to create unique solutions for each collaboration she undertakes.
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Leah Moon studied at Rhode Island School of Design and is a graduate of Smith College with a dual degree in the Study of Women and Gender and Studio Art with a concentration in Electronic Media. In addition to being a Reiki Master Teacher, Leah is also trained as an herbalist, Medicine Caller, and is an award winning photographer.
Leah Moon is an artist and healer who has fully embraced the Internet. She designs and produces branding, online spaces, and business support plans for changemakers. She shares tools for personal growth and how to manage self care through success in her free monthly email and also on Instagram @withleahmoon.
Marie Cecile Anderson
& Audio Engineer for The Oldest Profession Podcast
Marie Cecile Anderson is the Managing Producer at Old Pros, playing an integral role overseeing the organization’s team management, strategic direction, and content production. She produces The Oldest Profession Podcast and is responsible for recording, editing, publishing, and promoting all episodes.
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As a sex worker, comedian, and writer, Irene uses her expertise in these fields to create shareable content about the importance of de-stigmatizing sex work.
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Since then, Irene Merrow has found her niche in bringing what she learns on the strip club stage and relaying it to the online stage. Her work has been featured on Betches, Reductress, and multiple meme accounts.
Irene Merrow began working with Old Pros during quarantine in 2020, bringing her love for creating relable sex work content to a larger audience.