The Dark Side of Network Marketing

Accountability and ethics in Multi-Level Marketing When I was briefly between roles in 2017 and chose to become self-employed, I found myself missing the sense of community and camaraderie that…

You Don’t Speak for Me

Learning to advocate, and self-advocate, in a world full of noise. When I graduated from University in the summer of 1999, my very middle-class roommate told me that now I had…

Unitended Consequences of Covid-19

My Lockdown Romance I am a bit of a geek. This is something that I have always known about myself. In March 2007, I started dabbling in virtual worlds. I ran a nightclub,…

Shades of Dysfunctional

Life beyond the lens I always believed that to be a webcam girl you had to be pretty, and young. Or at the very least generic looking. Everywoman. To fulfill a male…

Critically discuss the view that the body is ecoming a plastic object with respect to different techniques of body transformation

i.e. plastic surgery, exercise, body piercing I found this essay I wrote in the 1990s and decided to share it in its original form because a) a lot of the sources…

Daisy Chain

It was 2010. Before I had made the decision to disappear, I had prepared. It was 2010. Before I had made the decision to disappear, I had prepared. I understood that…

Bonfire of the Indignities

There is a personal cost to selling yourself to an audience that does not recognise your humanity. I was never the sort of person with limited imagination, a narrow mind,…

Before the Fall

Hari had been three hours late for our first date. There had been no apology. There had been no hello, either. There was only a phone call that began “……

Investigating online life

Following the rise in ‘offence archaeology’, where an individual’s digital past is examined in order to unearth any ill-advised (and possibly, youthful) statements, I worked in open source intelligence gathering,…

A Cam Girl’s Perspective on Cam (Netflix)

I did my time as a Cam Girl to pay the bills. Both full time and part time. That is why when the Netflix film Cam came up in my…