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.

thotscholar & The Scarlot Harlot: Perspectives on Language

thotscholar & The Scarlot Harlot: Perspectives on Language

thotscholar & The Scarlot Harlot: Perspectives on Language Apple Podcasts | Spotify What is gained or lost by the language we use to define ourselves and our community? Where does this language come from and who gets to use it? In this thought-provoking...
A Special Tribute to Margo St. James

A Special Tribute to Margo St. James

A Special Tribute to Margo St. James Apple Podcasts | Spotify Margo St. James, who founded the prostitutes’ rights organization COYOTE (Call Off Your Old Tired Ethics) and later the St. James Infirmary, passed away on January 11, 2021. As a tribute to Margo, we have...
Tina Horn on SfSx & We Too

Tina Horn on SfSx & We Too

Tina Horn on SfSx & We Too  Apple Podcasts | Spotify Tina Horn is a writer, teacher, and media-maker. She hosts and produces the long-running kink podcast Why Are People Into That?!. Her reporting on sexual subcultures and politics has appeared in Rolling Stone,...
Jack the Ripper’s Victims

Jack the Ripper’s Victims

Jack the Ripper’s Victims iTunes | Stitcher | Spotify Late in the summer of 1888, a serial killer murdered at least five women in London’s East End. The press at the time was quick to paint his victims as prostitutes, punished for their promiscuity. This...
Annie Sprinkle & Beth Stephens: Remembering Margo St. James

Annie Sprinkle & Beth Stephens: Remembering Margo St. James

Annie Sprinkle & Beth Stephens: Remembering Margo St. James   iTunes | Stitcher | Spotify Margo St. James, who sparked the sex worker rights movement in the 1970’s, passed on January 11, 2021. James was a visionary who brought global advocates together to...
#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 iTunes | Stitcher | 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,...
Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera

Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera

Marsha P. Johnson & Sylvia Rivera iTunes | Stitcher | Spotify The category is… revolutionary love. Revolutionary women, civil rights pioneers, drag queens, freedom fighters. Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera were the vanguard of the modern LGBTQ Rights...
Melania Trump

Melania Trump

Melania Trump iTunes | Stitcher | Spotify Melania Trump (1970 – ) is the 45th First Lady of the United States, model, and old pro. Born to tax evaders in Slovenia, Melania is the second First Lady born outside of the United States (the first, born in England,...
Victoria Woodhull

Victoria Woodhull

Victoria Woodhull iTunes | Stitcher | Spotify Soothsayer, suffragette, stockbroker, sex worker, candidate for President of the United States, and even “Mrs. Satan,” Victoria Clafin Woodhull has been called many names and lived a vibrant, controversial life....
Lou Graham

Lou Graham

Lou Graham iTunes | Stitcher | Spotify At a time where full service sex workers in Seattle euphemistically called themselves seamstresses, Madam Lou Graham was so rich that she served as an alternative to banks, giving loans to business propositions deemed too risky...
Cardi B

Cardi B

Cardi B iTunes | Stitcher | Spotify The most famous sex worker of today’s music industry, Cardi B unabashedly flaunts and celebrates her past as a stripper in her songs, music videos, and social...
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec Apple Podcasts | Spotify Best known for his commercial paintings of the moulin rouge, French artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec was also a john who (literally) lived in brothels. As a tenant and client, Toulouse-Lautrec created compelling...
Ching Shih

Ching Shih

Ching Shih iTunes | Stitcher | Spotify Ching Shih went from working as a full service sex worker on a floating brothel in Canton to becoming the one of the most successful pirate captains in the history of the...
Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe iTunes | Stitcher | Spotify In 1949, Marilyn Monroe, struggling to make ends meet as an actress, got paid $50 to pose nude for a calendar. She worked as a pinup and — according to some — as a prostitute before becoming an internationally recognized sex...
Anais Nin

Anais Nin

Anais Nin iTunes | Stitcher | Spotify Anaïs Nin was one of the first prominent modern western women known to explore and take part in erotic...