I’m a writer and journalist covering sexual politics, technology, and human rights. My reporting and commentary has appeared in The Nation, The New York Times, VICE, Wired, The Guardian, The Washington Post, and Dissent, among other publications. I'm the author of Playing the Whore: The Work of Sex Work. 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.

  • Press

    Gira Grant weaves her way through sanctimony and hypocrisy with wit, eloquence, insight, and a dose of necessary outrage.

    …one of the top intellectuals to turn to when America needs an explanation about why we’re so weird about sex.

    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.

    Melissa Gira Grant can be quite scary.

    Learn, listen, take heart—this is the real deal.


  • Further To Journalism and the Work of Sex Work

    Friday, August 21, 2015

    After the strong reception my strike notice received – I will no longer speak to other members of the media about sex work unless it is a paying project or assignment – I thought I’d gather some of the conversation here. View the story “On What I’m Striking For” on Storify

  • On The Work of Sex Work

    Thursday, August 20, 2015

    I will not do work you are paid to do. I will not do work which has value to those who employ you. I will not do work which has value to those who place advertisements around your work. I will not, and if you ask me to more than once, I will direct you to the following.