When I started this blog I intended it to be a place I could share the things about my womanhood that may have violated the terms of service on youtube. I still intend to do this once in a while but more and more, I feel the need to do my own writing. I feel the need to share thoughts with the world that may not be video material or just small critiques on things I am learning about from day to day.
Since I started my channel on youtube I have learned so much. My original intent for my channel was to be an advice channel for strippers. I spent about 10 years off and on as a dancer and still work in a bar to this day. I find myself noticing many common mistakes dancers make. My unique perspective from with in the industry gives me not only first hand knowledge but a sense of empathy for these girls that many do not have.
Though I still intend to use my channel for this my focus has changed. I wasn't counting on meeting so many sex workers advocates like:
FeministWhore who also has an awesome blog and a keen ability to deconstruct the many laws and organizations attempting to squash sex workers rights and silence us.
YeOldeHeretic is actually a channel used by three sex workers advocates: Laurel, Aymi, and Dreamedblue. All have been involved in the fight for sex workers rights for some time and I have found them a valuable source of information and support.
iamcuriousblue who is such a wealth of information you would think he was a sex worker but he's not. I think we consider him an HONORARY sex worker. He also has a blog and I suggest everyone check it out.
And so many more.
I think the thing that has been the biggest shock for me is how hateful, hurtful, slut shaming, vitriolic and willfully ignorant I have found many anti-porn feminists to be. I had no idea feminism had been so tainted by their hate. No wonder feminism has such a bad reputation for being hateful man bashing. Well; much to their chagrin, I AM a sex positive feminist and I am not going away.
So that's it. Thanks for taking the time to read this. I hope you will leave a comment and come back.