Melissa Gira (“jee-rha”) Grant is a writer, and also an educator and artist working in sex & technology. She’s a contributor to Gawker and BlackBook, and a columnist for $pread. Her work has also appeared online at Slate, The Frisky. and RH Reality Check, and in print in Make:, Best Sex Writing 2008 (Cleis Press) and Dirty Girls (Seal Press).
Sex Worker Literati is a monthly storytelling series that features sex workers, former sex workers, and people with stories about the sex industry who read, monologue, perform, and shimmy their ways into your hearts, minds, and naughty bits. This podcast features live performances from the series. Best-selling author David Henry Sterry and sexuality rights activist Audacia Ray, both former workers in the sex industry, co-host the event, which takes place at a lounge that was once an erotic massage parlor. Sterry and Ray showcase a diverse set of performers who have sad, beautiful, and hilarious stories to tell about the business of sex.Sex Worker Literati takes place the first Thursday of every month in New York City, at the Happy Ending Lounge.More info: http://hoshookerscallgirlsrentboys.com/reading-series