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Many concepts ‘meet’ each other in the practices of online sex work; physical & digital, pleasure & power, intimacy & publicness, body & labour. Not to forget how gender, race, class, ethnicity, and sexuality intersect in this type of work. How can we engage in meaningful ways with these complexities and entangled realities? Artist and communication scholar Antonia Hernandez and writer, researcher, activist, and porn performer Lorelei Lee will discuss how art, writing, and play might provide methods for engagement with the multifaceted nature of online sex work.

Event details of Engaging with Online Sex Work
Date 10 February 2021
Time 17:00 -18:00

Chair: Hanne Stegeman,  Ph.D. student in the Markets, Morals, and Mass Intimacy project (NWO).


  • Lorelei Lee (they/she) is a writer, porn performer, sex worker activist, organizer, juris doctor, Justice Catalyst Fellow, co-founder of the Disabled Sex Workers Coalition, and researcher with Hacking//Hustling. Their writing appears in n+1, The Establishment, $pread, Denver Quarterly, The Feminist Porn Book, Coming Out Like a Porn Star, We Too, Hustling Verse, and elsewhere. Their book, 'Anything of Value,' looking at sex work through legal history, memoir, and cultural criticism, is anticipated from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2023. 
  • Antonia Hernández is a communication studies scholar at Concordia University Montreal and artist who has engaged with the complexity of online sex work both scholarly writing and artistic projects. Through the artwork and research project 'Maintenance Pornography / Sexcams in a Dollhouse',  she investigated platforms, value creation, and the domestic in online sex work.