(FYI that’s about 4 tweets) The thing that was hard to wrap my head around as a sex worker was the ID. It would have been a much harder decision if i was still a hooker.
However im retired and have been for about 6 years.
BTW she is one of the rare sex work Twitter verified however shes came out publicly as a sex worker/Belle De Jour/ years back and is using her legal name not a stage name.
This blog, Fairy Whore Mother and my E-Commerce site.
The reason being since i was using a stage name, they needed to see i was who i said i was.
I wondered if that was because the process was daunting, somehow precluded sex workers from trying of if on a whole the industry didn’t want the blue check mark. Its easy to apply but they give you very little direction.
Full out your bio, add your birthday, enable 2 factor authentication, conform your phone and email, send in some links, upload your ID, write a 500 character essay on why you should be verified.
I hit send and waited to be told in email wither Twitter would approve more or not in 6 days. This blog which has often stirred up controversy for the 10 years its been in existence and links to places Vice, The Quaz, LV Weekly where I was written about or interviewed.
In the meantime while I twiddled my thumbs I learned that MANY sex workers have applied to be verified only to be turned down. Maybe they just didn’t read them, I mean if your job was to wade though bullshit about verifying some boring motivational speaker why would you want to read really compelling interesting stuff by a best Selling NY Times writer or Vice magazine.
Though you can bet your ass if I somehow spilled my old Washington DC or Hollywood client lists they’d be all the fuck over me trying to verify me after the wold caught on fire.
Cuz yanno Sex workers don’t count unless they are bringing down the demise of powerful men or being dragged though the mud labeled a whore.
Oh and just as an aside, im followed and follow more then my fair share of Verified accounts because yanno all us newsworthy and relevant people know each other and have secret handshakes and stuff.
I did hear a rumor the more check marks that follow you and vice versa the better your odds. So in conclusion Twitter doesn’t believe I’m relevant in my field despite over a decade of sex work advocacy for which my peers respect me and or i’m not “newsworthy” even though major media has taken an interest in me.
This is very helpful to a group of people often targeted for harassment yanno cuz we’re all whores.