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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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AUG
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Etsy Treasury: Turning Out

Etsy Treasury: Turning Out
Thanks for visiting the Sexy Grammar Blog. Feast your eyes on this week's indulgent gifts treasury on Etsy, where I curate hot, handmade gifts to arouse writers. You'll adore this week's treasury, celebrating the publication of a chapter of my novel as a short in Bondage Bites, a collection of super-short stories of love, lust, and BDSM from Cleis Press. I loved digging up objects that remind me of the story: naughty sex gear, the streets of San Francisco, and a thousand plastic hearts. While y......
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JUL
16
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I'm In Cosmo Magazine!

I'm In Cosmo Magazine!
Many of the books I read as a teen greatly influence me as a writer and teacher today. I still use “It rained” from Red Badge of Courage to introduce sentence structure lessons, for example. I still talk about Billy Budd and Animal Farm when I work with writers on meaning and symbolism. The other literature that impressed me at 13, 14, and 15 still influences me too. I loved Cosmo Magazine, purveyors of the secrets of womanhood from eyelash curling to career climbing to man hunting. In its page......
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FEB
12
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The Barbary Coast Queen

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Drag Me Along Tours
Portsmouth Square
Chinatown, San Francisco

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Indulge in an adventure to find your inspiration. It’s good for your writing and good for small businesses in your neighborhood too. This review has been cross posted on Yelp, where you can read all The Sexy Grammarian’s reviews as well as reviews clients have written about our services.
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OCT
09
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Coming Out as a Writer

Coming Out as a Writer
Start telling people, "I'm a writer." Do it now. It will make you a better writer, and it will open doors. One of the greatest benefits of coming out is that the people who care will ask you great questions and help you keep accountable with gentle peer pressure.  "How's your book coming along?" they will ask you. And they will really want to know. Tina may never have experienced coming out as gay, but as an entrepreneur yearning for a more creative life, she did feel shaky about telling ......
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