“Historically, sex workers have often relied on informal mentorship relationships to learn the ins and outs of the industry, and I’m so excited that Lydia is formalizing that strategy,” said Siouxsie Q. “Education, resources, and community building can save lives, and Lydia’s platforms are catering to a population that has been largely ignored. From tax resources and knock off red bottom heels to a platform to help vulnerable workers avoid potential sex traffickers, Dupra is on a mission to serve her community now that she’s retired from the front lines.
Lydia Dupra has been called a lot of things in her journey as a sex worker, but now that she has retired from the front lines, she is known mostly as The Heaux Mentor. Last year she published her first e-book, The Complete Guide to Escorting (Getting Started), and made it available free online to sex workers everywhere.
Since then she has launched various platforms that cater to nearly every corner of the sex industry–from survival sex workers who are vulnerable to traffickers, to porn stars and cam girls, Dupra aims to create resources and products that help all sex workers survive and thrive.
Adult industry writer, performer, and advocate, Siouxsie Q, has been creating media about sex work since 2012 when she launched her popular podcast, The Whorecast. Since then she has written extensively for publications such as the San Francisco Weekly and Wired.com, and her first book Truth, Justice and the American Whore was published in May of 2016 to rave reviews.
Pivoting to politics, she served as the Director of Policy and Industry Relations for The Free Speech Coalition from 2016-2017 leading the historic and winning battle against California Proposition 60 and further ensuring victory for adult industry workers in regulatory battles with Cal/Osha. She continues to write, teach, podcast, and perform regularly. She was recently nominated for 2018 AVN Award for Best All-Girl Group Sex Scene for her performance in Adam and Eve’s polyamory themed movie, Luck of the Draw. Follow her on Twitter at @whorenexxxtdoor.