Today we are traveling to Omaha, Nebraska, to sit down with former sex worker, PHD graduate, TED speaker, and author of the world’s first children’s book featuring a sex working parent, Juniper Fitzgerald.
How did I get to know Juniper?
This book is beautiful and evocative and filled with cut and pasted little pictures … and I was absolutely gripped by it. I was totally sucked in, and the mention of the sex working parent happens so gently and subtly.
So I sat down with Juniper in the middle of the Omaha airport and had an extremely educational conversation about important themes like: sex work, the pros and cons of paying for pleasure, decriminalization vs anti-criminalization, the real meaning of ‘consent,’ how to improve self-esteem, why we should teach children about sex, and so much more.
Juniper brings us all sorts of knowledge from her experiences as a mother, a sex worker, and a PhD graduate in sociology with focuses on gender, sexuality, feminist, and queer theories. She was a delight to speak to.
I hope you enjoy Chapter 31 of 3 Books.
Listen to Chapter 31:
What You'll Learn:
What is sex work?
How should we educate children about sex work?
Should sex work be decriminalized?
How can we improve our self-esteem?
Should we teach children masturbation and how to find their pleasure?
Why do we need to make mistakes in order to learn and grow?
Ideas Worth TWEETING:
CONNECT With Juniper:
word of the chapter:
Juniper’s first book [24:26]
Juniper’s second book [37:18]
Juniper’s third book [48:43]
How Mamas Love Their Babies by Juniper Fitzgerald
Fifty Shades of Grey by E L James
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
C is for Consent by Eleanor Morrison