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It's like breathing to me: Interview with Lola Davina, author of self-help books for sex workers

It's like breathing to me: Interview with Lola Davina, author of self-help books for sex workers
Whenever I talk about sex work with someone from outside the industry, they fixate on two annoying questions: Why did you start? (Why not?) And how did you get out? (I quit.) These questions annoy me because they avoid the juicy meat of the experience. So do a lot of resources for sex workers. Mainstream culture’s got help for getting out and tips for not getting into sex work, but Lola Davina has written a book about life in the industry. What’s more, she wants to talk about a whole lot more th......
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MAR
13
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Daring To Write: Interview with Erika Martínez

Daring To Write: Interview with Erika Martínez
Women of Dominican descent living in the United States and women living in the Dominican Republic wrote the 25 pieces exploring power, migration, economic opportunity, social mobility, and education in Daring to Write: Contemporary Narratives by Dominican Women, edited by Erika M. Martínez and opening with a foreword by Julia Alvarez. Martínez writes creative nonfiction and poetry and edited the anthology, which took 8 years for her to complete. “Even thou......
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FEB
24
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What Connects us? Interview with Michelle Elaine Kennedy

What Connects us? Interview with Michelle Elaine Kennedy
Michelle Elaine Kennedy wrote Don’t Pee in the Wetsuit: A Worldwide Romp Through Grief, Laughter and Forgiveness while traveling. “It was an eleven-country trip around the world,” she says. “I was grieving the loss of my father on a rollicking adventure with a best friend.” The result is part memoir, part travelogue, part grief manual, and all heart. I caught up with Michelle to discuss the book, the writer identity, and what’s sexy about writing. Kristy Lin Billuni: One thing I love about this ......
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OCT
19
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Sexy as F*ck: Interview with Poet JP Howard

Sexy as F*ck: Interview with Poet JP Howard
“Anyone who has ever been in love, who has ever loved at all costs, who has been screwed over, who has screwed someone else over, who has forgiven themselves, or anyone who is still learning to love themselves will love this new project,” JP Howard tells me. She’s talking about the debut of her new project at Lava's Night of Renegades this Saturday night, October 22, 2016, at 8pm, in Brooklyn, NY. The event brings together artists to share genre-bending works in progress: dance, theatre, co......
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AUG
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Reflecting the World as It Really Is: Interview with Na'amen Gobert Tilahun

Reflecting the World as It Really Is: Interview with Na'amen Gobert Tilahun
With his debut novel, The Root. Na'amen Gobert Tilahun took Toni Morrison’s famous dare: “If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.” I’ve been a large black man all of my life and I’ve experienced the fear and suspicion that comes along with that, he wrote when asked to comment on John Scalzi’s blog, Whatever, about the big ideas in his story. What if I wrote a black man whose power came from his anger? The Root is the first in his planned W......
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