Audacia Ray’s New Reading Series


Audacia Ray is an admirably prolific activist, author, blogger, director and producer. She was formerly Executive Editor at $pread Magazine, co-founded the Sex Work Awareness advocacy organization, is Program Officer for the Online Communications and Campaigns division of the International Women’s Health Coalition and an adjunct professor of Human Sexuality at Rutgers University.

As if she weren’t busy enough, Ray has a new project: reading series The Sex Worker Literati is a free monthly event, co-hosted with David Henry Sterry, featuring “sex workers, former sex workers, and people who will read, monologue, perform, and shimmy their ways into your hearts, minds, and naughty bits.” The inaugural event is scheduled for August 6th at New York’s Happy Ending Lounge but if you are in San Francisco you can catch a reading featuring Carol Queen and Lorelei Lee at Modern Times Bookstore on August 4th.

Ray has also contributed to Sterry’s related Hos, Hookers, Callgirls and Rentboys, a recently published collection featuring writing from sex workers including Dr Annie Sprinkle (nsfw), the Happy Hooker Xaviera Hollander and Nina Hartley (nsfw)

Karen is from the UK and currently lives in Hawaii. She has an MA from University College London and has been published in Spread magazine, Trazzler and Cantaraville. More from this author →