Nadia Ann Abou-Karr wanted to use a pseudonym for this piece, but her ancestors wouldn't let her. As a 2nd generation u.s. mixed Palestinian Muslim woman who is part of the LGBTQ community and has experience in the adult entertainment industry, she's the fulfillment of her ancestors' dreams no matter what anyone else thinks. As a lifelong artist, activist, and student of the mysteries, she sees experience in the sex industry as an initiation into higher realms of consciousness, which sex workers can draw on for mental, spiritual, and physical health, wealth, and safety. She believes survivors and embraces her life's work, to be an oracle, messenger, and divine channel of starlight, holding space for the inner healing of all people on Earth. Find out more about her at beautifulbynadia.com.