Melissa Petro is a freelance writer and former sex worker living in New York City. She writes for Salon, Daily Beast, Huffington Post, xoJane and elsewhere. Though not exclusively, she writes about sex work a lot. She holds an MFA from The New School, a Masters in Education from Fordham University and a BA from Antioch College. If you ask the NY Post, she is an Idiot Prosti-Teacher who looks like a dog and ought to shut the fuck up.