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Have you ever wanted to be in an endless e-mail chain with Caty, Josephine, and Bubbles? Are you interested in the policy that affects our working and personal lives? Do you like to debate the differences between representations of sex workers on Game of Thrones and The Wire? We want you! Tits and Sass is seeking co-editors to help run the site.

Candidates will be:

1) deeply committed to sex workers’ rights
2) interested in representations of sex work in the media and popular culture
3) able to commit 10 hours of their week to the site
4) familiar with WordPress and Google Docs
5) preferably a full-service sex worker or porn/cam performer; must be a current sex worker
6) able to use either their real name or a pseudonym to represent their work
7) familiar with the site, with real fondness for it
8) from anywhere in the world—preferably from outside the U.S. to add international perspective to our currently all-American editing team

This is a volunteer position. Contact us here introducing yourself and explaining why you’re interested in working with Tits and Sass, along with links to your writing samples and online presence. We especially encourage candidates who are neither white nor cisgender to contact us.

Meet Our New Editors

hookers wanted-1It is with great pride and pleasure that we announce Kate Zen and Josephine have joined the Tits and Sass editorial team! Kate will be our news editor while Josephine will be focusing on television and film reviews. With more hands on deck, we can bring you more posts. Plus, they’re awesome, and just generally fun to have around.

Speaking of expanding our breadth, how about sending us a pitch or submission if you haven’t done so already? The more voices we feature on the site, the more relevant we are, and without relevancy we die inside.

Currently, we’re looking for:

  • reviews of Don Jon, Afternoon Delight, Lovelace, The Frozen Ground, ConcussionYoung and Beautiful, as well as commentary on the role of sex workers in TV shows like Game of Thrones, Justified, Masters of Sex, House of Cards, Mad Men, and especially Strip Club Queens: Atlanta.
  • strippers from the south to weigh in on local conventions
  • submissions for what will hopefully be our most monster group post of all time, “The Most Shocking Thing(s) A Client Ever Told Me.” You’re not limited to narrowing it down to only one!
  • current event pieces for Kate: What do you think of New York’s new prostitution and trafficking courts? Equality Now’s campaign to keep sex work criminalized? Possible criminalization/adoption of the Swedish End Demand model in France? The exclusion of Kenyan gay sex workers from that country’s HIV treatment agenda?
  • good old fashioned comedy. How about a satirical take on a first person report from Sweatpants Boner Man? Or a parody of a TER review?
  • first person brothel experiences, in the United States and abroad.
  • book reviews, always. Want to let us know what you thought of Melissa Ditmore’s Sex Work Matters anthology? Or, maybe you can tell us how you weigh in on the depiction of Victorian brothel workers in The Crimson Petal And The White ? How about your take on Monica Mayhem’s porn memoir or your analysis of Susan Dewey’s research in Neon Wasteland: On Love, Motherhood, and Sex Work in a Rust Belt Town or Cynthia M Blair’s I’ve Got To Make My Living: Black Women’s Sex Work In Turn of the Century Chicago?
  • what you’re looking for. You can always email us questions for Dear Tits and Sass, or drop us a note with topic ideas. Tell us what you need to read about and we will do our best to oblige.

We’d also like to take this opportunity to publicly affirm our commitment to showcasing diverse viewpoints and striving for inclusivity. Sex workers are already left out of so much, including public discussions about our own lives, and we don’t want to replicate that exclusion here in any way. Please know we are going to work hard to have the site reflect the variety of people who come to the sex trade in terms of skin color, gender identities, national identities, and sexual identities. You can help by continuing to hold us accountable and encouraging every sex worker you know to contribute. Those who don’t feel like writing a full post on their own can submit images, conduct interviews, or participate in roundtables. If you’re willing to share it, we will figure out a way to include your perspective.

Our email address is still info at titsandsass dot com. Let’s get started.

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Faithfully bringing you media by and for sex workers since 2011. (Photo by Flickr user carterse, "Winston Retrieves The News")
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1. “The Erasure of Maya Angelou’s Sex Work History,” by Peechington Marie, 5/29

2. “The Fifth Annual Vagina Beauty Pageant: A Judge’s Notes,” by Elle, 8/8

3. “Discussing Other People’s Lives: Social Work and Student Sex Workers,” by Annie O’Neill and Adrienne Graf, 4/11

4. “I Don’t Care About Clients,” by Olive Seraphim, 2/19

5. “Stop AB1576: Compulsory Condom Use Won’t Make Porn Performers Safer,” by Cyd Nova, 5/20

We Want You!

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Are you a current or former sex worker who loves Tits and Sass, but stumped on ways to contribute? We are always interested in anything pertaining to sex work in the news and/or in popular culture. If that’s too broad for you, we have a few suggestions. We are looking for pro/con pieces on the following topics. (Remember $pread magazine’s “Positions” column?) Tell us how you feel about:

Here are some broader themes we’re interested in exploring (as long as they are topical):

We also have an extensive list of movies, TV shows, documentaries and books that haven’t been reviewed. You can even write about a zine, a short story, an article, a podcast, a web series, a music video, or a study. Don’t have the time or inclination to write? Consider making a video blog (vlog), as we would love to start featuring vlogs on the site regularly. We also like our sex worker infographics if you have a trend you’ve been tracking. Work somewhere interesting? Tell us about convention season, what happens when Congress goes on vacation, or silly/antiquated local laws. And of course, there’s always Stripper Music Monday or letting your baller status animal companions do the talking. Remember, you can remain anonymous if you really want to blast your local hobbyist board or make confessions. Send your submissions and ideas to info at titsandsass dot com.

Call For Contributors

We here at Tits and Sass would love to expand our roster of smart and witty writers. If you’re interested in joining the team as a regular or occasional contributor, send a bio along with a completed post that could serve as your first post on the blog (500-800 words is a good length) and/or writing samples of your previous work to: info at titsandsass dot com. Please be sure to stipulate what name you’d like to use, what site or blog or Twitter account you’d like linked to, if any, and an image that can be used as a userpic. All disclosures of current or past sex work will be kept completely private.

Here are some regular features we’re always accepting reader submissions for:

Stripper Music Monday
Are you a strip club stripper? Consider contributing here. You could post a playlist with commentary, write about one specific song, review something new you think strippers would be into, talk about your all-time favorite stage set, about the music at your club if it’s different from what people think about when they think about “strip club music,” whatever you feel like doing. Maybe write a little about the atmosphere and clientele of the club and how that plays into your choices, how much freedom you have to play what you want, that sort of thing. But as long as it’s about the music you play at work, we’re happy! The rest is up to you.
Stripper Music Monday submissions should be sent to bubbles at titsandsass dot com

Stacks and Cats

See above for examples. Pictures of your cats (or dogs, or fish, or whatever) with your sex-work-earned cash. Just email us a photo with proper attribution.