HUFFPOST: How This Queer, Asian BDSM Practitioner Envisions the Future of Pride

Yin Q is a former dominatrix and an educator and practitioner of bondage, discipline, dominance, submission and sadomasochism. For Q, BDSM has long been a part of their understanding of and…


COLOR LINES: Say My Name: On the Importance of Taking Up Space and Making Noise

Being an Asian woman in America is complex. There are stereotypes we face by dint of being Asian: myths perpetuated about being subservient, obedient and model minorities. There are the notions…


MEDIUM: Anti-Abortion Lawmakers Have No Idea How Women’s Bodies Work

Last night, the Alabama Senate voted to make abortion illegal from the moment of conception, punishable by 99 years in prison, with no exceptions for rape or incest. It will be the most extreme…


OPEN DEMOCRACY: Rights not rescue for migrant sex workers

The sex workers’ rights movement has, in the last few years, taken an unprecedented leap in visibility and recognition. Global organisations such as Amnesty International, the World Health…


CITY PAPER: Councilmembers, Sex Workers, and Allies Introduce Bill to Decriminalize Sex Work in D.C.

Tamika Spellman is happy to go out on the strip in the morning and pick up used condoms with her own two hands if that’s what it takes. She has been a commercial sex worker, by choice, for 36 years.…


BUSTLE: Mexico City Moves To Decriminalize Sex Work In An Effort To End Sex Trafficking

In an effort to curb sex trafficking, Mexico City has moved to decriminalize sex work. Lawmakers in the city's congress unanimously approved a bill Friday that will no longer allow sex workers or…


NPR: How To Talk About Sex (And Consent): 4 Lessons From The Kink Community

I don't remember when the concept of consent as it relates to sex became part of my vocabulary, but it shapes how I approach my personal relationships and affects the way I move through the world. I…


DAZED: Why it’s bizarre to try ban kinks and fetishes at Pride

Yesterday, as happens often, someone wrote a tweet which sent the internet into meltdown. A list of statements about Pride, it began so promisingly: “1. large corporations just want your money” –…