Interview with Disabled Sex Worker and Homeless Rights Activist Strmclwd/Stormy!

Published on January 3, 2022

Huge thank you to Stormy for letting me interview them! This was an incredibly interesting interview, and we got to talk about different things than just the topless equality/nonsexual nudity acceptance that is the bulk of most of my other interviews ^-^;;

There was lots more we didn’t even get into, so I hope they’ll be interested in filming a future interview so we can explore more topics. If you have any questions or issues you’d like to bring up at that time, let me know! www.toplesstopics.org/contact

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Timecodes Per Subject

1:30 – Strmclwd intro- who they are, what they care about

2:39 – How feminism and censorship of female-only nipples intersect

[Home/Housinglessness]
4:30 – strmclwd’s involvement in homeless activism, including their own experiences with being homeless
8:10 – the value of online activism, exposing the injustices marginalized people face with open discourse and recorded video
10:50 – discussing policies to help homelessness that actually work, endorsed by an actual previously homeless person
11:55 – dealing with drugs/alcohol abuse and lack of mental health assistance while homeless
15:05 – types of housing assistance–halfway houses, community shelters, rental assistance, Section 8, etc
18:00 – the necessity of smart phone devices and other so-called “luxury expenses” for people experiencing homelessness

[Decriminalizing Sex Work]
24:45 – what defines “sex work” (camming, stripping, adult video/pornography, sugar baby/parent, street-walking, ‘prostitution,’ etc)
25:30 – the difference between “legalizing” sex work and “decriminalizing” sex work
28:00 – using legalization methods to enforce continued oppression of sex workers, similar to using the excuse of “voter fraud” to disenfranchise working class people of color
31:25 – strmclwd’s personal experiences with performing sex work, including challenges as a disabled person
33:50 – the lack of options for recovery when a sex worker experiences violence and coercion
35:00 – what is a “sugar baby”? (sexually-charged reciprocal relationship between a usually young and attractive “baby” and a more financially solvent “parent”)
36:10 – the hypcrisy of labeling those who exchange attraction for sex as “gold-diggers”
37:28 – having to move on from being a “sugar baby” as increasing physical disability and/or age no longer makes it viable (loss of culturally-perceived “attractiveness”)
38:25 – the opportunity and partial safety of separating disability from sex work when “camming” (performing online in front of a web cam, often 1v1)
41:50 – why strmclwd has been separating their disability from their sex work (safety concerns, nonconsentual fetishization of disabled people aka “devoteeism”)
46:15 – personal and published stories of specific cases of violence perpetrated against sex workers
50:00 – sex worker discrimination and racial bias in how murders of marginalized people are publicized vs the “innocent white woman”
52:15 – strmclwd’s final PSA- THE COVE* IS NOT OVER, please take proper precautions because it’s only getting worse, and disabled and immunocompromised people are at special risk of hospitalization and death! (*coding used to avoid algorythmic discrimination)
57:47 – strmclwd’s take on exposed female toplessness vs explicit sexual activity

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