Hi, I’m Tara…



I'm a whore revolutionary and a wilderbabe. I'm pretty much in love with this little river I live on and myself and if you stick around you'll read (and see) all about it.

Some Great Books You Probably Want to Know About

 

You know how eight months ago people started posting “Best Books of 2013” round ups? Well, that’s how long I’ve been meaning to tell y’all about these books.

Sub Rosa, by Amber Dawn

This is the true story of the authors trip through a magical underground world of Glories. Sub Rosa, she writes, “wants […]

Whore Diaries III

Readers, lovely human’s who’ve been making it possible for me to make a living by writing,

I’ve released a new book! It’s all about retiring from escorting, school, angst, and niche fetishes. Like rubber gloves and mind control. Just for you, it’s 99 cents today and tomorrow. Get it here.

People like it! Here’s what […]

Fat Rolls and Cash Rolls, or What Do Men Value?

I’ve been meaning to write this ever since The Onion published a sarcastic piece on men and the move to have more representative body types in fashion and the media. “It’s very discouraging,” the article said. “Instead of seeing only rail-thin models, they’re now exposed to accurate representations of women whose proportions mimic those of […]

How to become a little known author and live happily ever after on your book sales

(A very belated post.)

In 2013 I sold 8,941 books.

How the fuck did that happen? There are similar, much better, and much longer books that are doing much worse on Amazon, so it’s a little confusing. I’m pretty sure the answer is you. See, inside Amazon there is a computer that decides how […]

Things I’ve written lately

Earlier this year, my financial coercion quiz, which was originally published on Tits and Sass was reincarnated in The New Inquiry.

A few weeks later Katha Pollitt wrote an article in which she said you shouldn’t listen to privileged whores like me, because you should listen to sex trafficking victims. I wrote a rebuttal saying […]

Prose & Lore 3

The new Prose and Lore is out and I’m in it! Let me tell you about how rare and important this literary journal is.

In the introduction Dacia says, “When we are denied our human rights, telling stories for each other becomes even more important, because in the act of doing so, we say to […]

How Symbolic Interactionism Saved My Hustle

Since I imagine I’ll never get to write this for school…

Once upon a time, I was just a baby stripper with a weak hustle. Actually I’d been dancing off and on and in all kinds of incredibly varied places for 5 years or so, but I’d spent a lot of time at a stage […]

A Stripper’s Guide To The Modern American Boomtown

Remember that little club I used to go to in the winter? The one with baby goats and shy lesbians who couldn’t go buck tucking without company? Where I once spent a short night with an oil executive who’d done so much coke his dick might never work again and then had him pay me […]

American Courtesans and Sex Worker Narratives

The ivy league hooker, the smart dominatrix, the unlikely stripper… I’m so fucking tired of all these bitches who claim they aren’t like the rest of us. Sex work has always been used by women to get from bad situations (economic or otherwise) into better situations. Sex workers are people who are willing to risk […]

Desiree Alliance Awesomeness

For the last few days I’ve been in Vegas at the Desiree Alliance conference, and it was amazing. I feel like it will definitely change my activism and maybe my life.

The best part of Desiree, for me, was being surrounded by so many other sex workers. I know that I’m isolated in Alaska and […]