Episode 13


Published on: 26th May, 2021

Deandra is a Detroit-based full-service sex worker and drag performer. The name 'Deandra' is a pseudonym that we have employed to protect her identity. As such, I will not be linking her website or her social media accounts. She is using a pseudonym so that we can discuss a topic surrounded by much stigma, being HIV-positive in the adult industry. We also talk about performing drag, our mutual love of Star Trek, and confronting financial insecurity as an anti-capitalist.

Trigger Warnings: Dead Bodies and Misgendering

We talk about dead bodies in a bit of detail later in the show. Don't be scared! We're just talking about mortuary sciences. There are stories of Deandra being misgendered.

Things We Mention:

The Most Popular Girls in High School

The Never Ending Story

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A Sex Worker's Guide to the Galaxy
Interviews with Earth's most multi-dimensional beings, sex workers.
A Sex Worker's Guide to the Galaxy takes us on a journey into the lives and minds of sex workers from across the industry. It is an interview-based podcast that has one mission -- to go where no man has gone before -- to imagine a world in which sex workers are not demonized or sensationalized, but humanized.
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Parker Westwood

Parker Westwood has been in sex work on and off for the last decade in various different aspects of the work. They are one of the founding members of ANSWER Detroit (A Network of Sex Workers to Excite Revolution) a social justice collective of sex workers in Detroit that exists to uphold the right of sex workers to engage in this work for whatever reasons they choose. Parker is a pretty stereotypical Libra, has a dog named Typo, and drinks her coffee black. They believe in the power of stories to connect us all as humans and create bonds that can change the world. When we own our stories, we own our liberation.