Sex workers rights activist. Fiercely devoted to friends, pleasure, and social justice. Based in Los Angeles, with roots in Florida, and a special love for Chicago.

Email: jessie.nicole@swoplosangeles.org

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I’ve taken giant steps backwards from activism and activist communities in the past year. There have been a lot of factors, some of which have been deeply personaland some of which have been struggles with activist institutions and communities themselves.…

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"Because fantasy helps people in their job. All the time.
Even if it’s not immediately obvious how.
“Christina” is a perfect example. As she explains, “One of the most important aspects of being a sex worker is the ability to create intimacy, often in a relatively short period of time.”
Wait. What? That’s right. “Christina” is a webcam and fetish model.
And when you are a webcam model, the idea is to keep the guy online for as long as possible. “Talking about fantasy football is an easy way to do that, at least for me,” Christina says. She’s been in a 12-team league for three years now and loves it. “I’ve grown up a sports fan, and it’s become an increasingly large part of my life throughout my adulthood. I’ll have games on in the background, so while I’m dancing around, my eyes can be on the TV. Occasionally, I’ll live-tweet a game that I’m watching to interact with my own fans while I’m away from the computer. Or be on webcam with the fantasy app open next to me so I don’t miss anything. And everyone gets to share my happiness or frustration during the games.”
But don’t they just want you to, uh, just get naked?
“People confide in sex workers every day. In a lot of ways we’re like friends and therapists as much as sex objects. They confide their most intimate secrets, fears, and loves. Particularly as I currently work in the fetish industry, I am privy to infomration that people are scared to even share with their spouses. So I’ve found that many of my clients can relate to fantasy football on some level. I don’t just have the joy and heartbreak that comes with being a fan, I share it with my community. Whether that community is a group of other fans in a bar or strangers over the internet, it’s the sharing of the experience that counts.”"

(via fuckyeahtattoos)

h0llo:

slashleen:

Cannot stop laughing

My mother thinks this is the funniest thing she keeps walking away laughing and coming back to look at it

h0llo:

slashleen:

Cannot stop laughing

My mother thinks this is the funniest thing she keeps walking away laughing and coming back to look at it

(via erinkwilson)

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realgrumpycat:

EXTERMINATE! #GrumpyCat #DoctorWho #thedoctor

realgrumpycat:

EXTERMINATE! #GrumpyCat #DoctorWho #thedoctor

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aveidamaria:

New album from Ida Maria, Love Conquers All, download here; http://glnk.it/29o



BEST NEWS OF THE WEEK! I’M SO EXCITED I’M FREAKING OUT A LITTLE!

No, seriously. I spent the last 20 minutes trying to make googletranslate work on my phone only to find it’s only available in Norway. I’m a woman on a Mission now.

aveidamaria:

New album from Ida Maria, Love Conquers All, download here; http://glnk.it/29o

BEST NEWS OF THE WEEK! I’M SO EXCITED I’M FREAKING OUT A LITTLE! No, seriously. I spent the last 20 minutes trying to make googletranslate work on my phone only to find it’s only available in Norway. I’m a woman on a Mission now. Source: aveidamaria

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workingatanonprofit:

Except this is how I feel about most things most of the time

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zdry:

vixleonard:

I feel like this photo set sums up the entire series.  The men talk about doing shit; the women get shit done.

queen bitch.

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Dear Sarah Fenske, 

I’m writing because I believe that in his coverage of Hugo Schwyzer’s mental breakdown yesterday (http://blogs.laweekly.com/informer/2013/08/hugo_schwyzer_porn_class_pcc.php) and today (http://blogs.laweekly.com/informer/2013/08/porn_professor_hugo_schwyzer_suicide_attempt.php) Dennis Romero was grossly irresponsible and disrespectful. 

In his first story he included a link to a vitriolic blog post on a site “The Real Porn Wiki Leaks” that included the legal name and personal information of a sex worker who did NOT consent to have those details publicized. When other sex work advocates and I asked him to remove the link, he refused. This morning he posted another article with the same link, despite multiple complaints that it put the woman in question at risk. 

What is even more egregious to me as a reader is that Mr. Romero has missed some of the main points in this story. The anger and criticism directed at Hugo Schwyzer, the social media fallout he was referencing in this morning’s interview, actually had very little to do with the sexting story that Mr. Romero keeps linking back to. It was about deeper issues of abuse, silencing of women of color, his position of privilege, and boundaries of safe spaces within feminist communities. He could have explored the role of social media, why Hugo’s mental illness is newsworthy, or any other angle. Instead, he insists that the news is centered around this blog’s interpretation of a digital affair. It’s dismissive of feminist criticism, and this reductive retelling is unfair to everybody, including your readers. 

I hope that you will rethink the links included in these articles. And I hope that any future coverage of Hugo Schwyzer’s life or career is handled more thoughtfully. 

Sincerely,

Jessie Nicole

npr:

pbstv:

sesamestreet:

This really happened.

must have missed this episode growing up!

High compliments.

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