My relationship with my parents didn’t end because of my sex work — it ended because I wrote about it
TUESDAY, FEB 21, 2012
This article is the first in a series of oral histories by current and former sex workers, in which they describe the moment they came out to their families about their work.
Two years ago, I published a book about my life working in a harem in Brunei. Afterward, everything happened that I was afraid was going to happen. The very first piece of press came out and my mother couldn’t handle it. She called me and said she needed some space. I guess she needed a lot of space because she and my father stopped talking to me entirely.