Why January 25th Still Matters Today

Why January 25th Still Matters Today

On January 25th, 1917, 300 sex workers stormed the Central Methodist Church in San Francisco’s Tenderloin district to protest the closure of their brothels.

The Maimie Papers with Ruth Rosen

The Maimie Papers with Ruth Rosen

The Maimie Papers was written by historian Ruth Rosen, an award-winning journalist and Professor Emerita at University of California Davis.

Mae West: Unapologetic Sex Symbol

Mae West: Unapologetic Sex Symbol

Mae West was an actress, writer, and unapologetic sex symbol. She enchanted the American stage with unabashed humor and demand for social change.

Madam Fan Jones of Bangor, Maine

Madam Fan Jones of Bangor, Maine

Madam Fan Jones successfully ran Bangor, Maine’s most popular and longest running brothel called the Sky Blue House of Pleasure.

Who was Jezebel?

Who was Jezebel?

Who was Jezebel? How did her legacy become synonymous with loose, misfit, morally depraved, wicked women?

Sex Work Coming Out Stories

Sex Work Coming Out Stories

Sharing sex work coming out stories; some are funny, some are sad, and they all remind us this holiday season that we are never alone.

Tina Horn on SfSx & We Too

Tina Horn on SfSx & We Too

Tina Horn is the creator and writer of the sci-fi sex-rebel comic book series SfSx and the co-editor of the feminist essay collection We Too.

Jack the Ripper’s Victims

Jack the Ripper’s Victims

Stories of five of Jack the Ripper’s Victims: Polly, Annie, Elisabeth, Kate, and Mary Jane. Whatever you do, don’t just Google “Jack the Ripper’s victims” — trust us on this, that search leads to dark places.

#OldProProject & Why January 25th Matters

#OldProProject & Why January 25th Matters

#OldProProject & Why January 25th Matters iTunes | Stitcher | Spotify On January 25th, 1917, 300 sex workers in San Francisco marched to protest the imminent closure of their brothels. #OldProProject is an annual event that builds towards this anniversary, and...
Lilith

Lilith

Lilith Apple Podcasts | Spotify Lilith: The First Woman and First Feminist The story of Eve tempting Adam in the Garden of Eden is a patriarchal fairy tale that most of us learn at an early age. But Eve wasn’t the first wife or the first woman. Her predecessor,...
Melania Trump

Melania Trump

Born to tax evaders in Slovenia, Melania Trump is the 45th First Lady of the United States, model, and an old pro.

Victoria Woodhull

Victoria Woodhull

Soothsayer, suffragette, stockbroker, sex worker, and candidate for US President, Victoria Woodhull lived a vibrant, controversial life.

Lou Graham

Lou Graham

Madam Lou Graham was so rich that she served as an alternative to banks, giving loans to business propositions deemed too risky by bankers.

Cardi B

Cardi B

The most famous sex worker of today’s music industry, Cardi B unabashedly flaunts her past as a stripper in her songs, videos, and social media.

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Best known for his paintings of the moulin rouge, French artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec was also a john who (literally) lived in brothels.

Ching Shih

Ching Shih

Ching Shih went from working as a full service sex worker to becoming the one of the most successful pirate captains in the history of the world.

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe’s undeniable charisma, comedic genius, and iconic sensuality enchant and resonate with old pros and civilians alike.

Anais Nin

Anais Nin

Anaïs Nin was one of the first prominent modern western women known to explore and take part in erotic writing.