Organizers

Danielle Blunt

Danielle Blunt

Systems Hustler + Social Engineering

Danielle Blunt (she/her) is a NYC-based Dominatrix, a full-spectrum doula and sex worker rights activist. She studies power dynamics through kinesthetic modalities and researches the intersection of public health, sex work and equitable access to tech. Currently she is getting her Masters in public health. She enjoys watching her community thrive and making men cry.

Daly Barnett

Daly Barnett

Data Witch

Daly Barnett (she/her) is a software engineer and privacy advocate. She is the founder of t4tech, an organization that facilitates free tech education workshops for trans and gender-nonconforming people.

Kate Zen

Kate Zen

Data Scientist

Kate Zen (she/her) is a software engineer and data science professional with a background in immigrant labor organizing and policy research. She is a co-founder of Data Automatica, a radical tech collective that creates digital tools for movement-building. She is also supporting the early stages of Chinese migrant massage worker organizing at Red Canary. She contributes as a freelance writer for various publications.

Melissa Gira Grant

Melissa Gira Grant

Advisor

Melissa Gira Grant (she/her) is a journalist, an author, and a senior report at The Appeal. She has been a contributing writer at the Village Voice and Pacific Standard, covering criminal justice, LGBT and women’s rights, sex workers’ rights, HIV/AIDS, and human trafficking. Her most recent book, Playing the Whore: The Work of Sex Work, has been translated into six languages.

Brit Schulte

Brit Schulte

Art Historian and Archivist

Brit Schulte (they/them) is a community organizer and under-employed sex working art historian currently splitting time between Chicago and New York City. They are a member of the Support Ho(s)e collective, Survived & Punished NYC and are the lead coordinator for the Justice for Alisha Walker Defense Campaign. Brit’s current organizing efforts center criminalized survivors, prison abolition and the decriminalization of all sex work/trade.

Bardot Smith

Bardot Smith

Black Market Technologist

Bardot Smith (she/her) is the alias of an analyst, producer, and demimondaine living on the East Coast. She focuses her time on private consulting, erotic media production, and writing on economics and sex under capitalism. She enjoys pissing on men. She is currently studying for her Series 65.

Ana

Ana

Resident Movement Scholar

ana (they/them) is an anti-capitalist grassroots community organizer and researcher based in Las Vegas. Their work investigates the impact of increased surveillance and changing digital landscapes on individual mobilization and collective action. They previously worked as the North American Regional Correspondent to the NSWP (Global Network of Sex Work Projects) where they reported on a range of organizing efforts and issues including NYC and NOLA-based stripper activism, FOSTA/SESTA, and sex worker-led grassroots campaigns such as #LetUsSurvive and #JusticeforMoka. ana is a current PhD student and co-founder of the Las Vegas Sex Worker Collective. They have two cats.