I know what you’re thinking, but hear me out, if only so I can tell you about Yatreda, Noah Kalina, and Julie Blackmon

Multiple things can be true at once, even when they appear to be contradictory. Granite, for example, can be both solid and ethereal. Hold a chunk of it in the palm of your hand and it’s clearly a rock. View it at the atomic level and it’s a galaxy of…

Catharine MacKinnon continues to work tirelessly to ensure you don’t mistake sex workers for actual human beings.

When I was fifteen years old, I got really into guerilla art. I designed posters and flyers, ran a bunch of copies at Kinko’s, and pasted them up on walls when nobody was looking. …

This Is Us

The rhetoric is that sex workers need to be saved from exploitation. But sex work is precisely what protected me from it.

Editor’s Note: This Medium Writers Challenge entry was added to Human Parts on October 20th, 2021.

The job was a one-year teaching position at a private university. Not tenure-track or anything, but good. Jobs were increasingly rare in my field so competition was going to be stiff, and since I…

Ellis Brooks

Writer. Historian. Supremely sex positive and pseudonymous. ellisbellbrooks@gmail.com

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