I’m a writer and freelance journalist covering sex, tech, and politics, in the streets and everywhere else. My latest book, Playing the Whore: The Work of Sex Work (Verso, 2014) challenges the myths about selling sex and those who perpetuate them. My reporting and commentary appears in The Nation, Wired, The Atlantic, Glamour, The Guardian, In These Times, The Washington Post, Dissent, Slate, Salon, and Valleywag, among other publications. I live in New York.


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    Playing the Whore: The Work of Sex Work

    In my new book Playing the Whore, sex workers' demands, too long relegated to the margins, take center stage.

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    Reporting and commentary on sex, tech, and politics.

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    Glass Houses

    Glass Houses is a media label founded on the Internet, launched with the publication of Coming & Crying.

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    Her work has been hugely influential in how I think about sex work and outright changed my mind on a number of points. She's a must read.
    Gira Grant weaves her way through sanctimony and hypocrisy with wit, eloquence, insight, and a dose of necessary outrage.
    Learn, listen, take heart—this is the real deal.


  • “w4m: The End of the American Red Light District” at the Berkman Center

    Friday, July 18, 2014

    A video archive of my July 2014 talk.

  • Al Jazeera America: “There is no such thing as the slut”

    Friday, July 18, 2014

    "Sluts take up more space in our imagination than in anyone’s bed. Like its cousin “whore,” a slut is never about what you did there and with whom you did it but rather what is said about you."