“I’m The Duke University Freshman Porn Star And For The First Time I’m Telling The Story In My Words”
Here is a link to her story. There is a huge image there that I will not post here.
But why would you do porn?”
People often ask me this question. They know I am a freshman at Duke University, and their shock and incredulity are apparent when the rumor they’ve heard whispered or read on a chat board turns out to be true.
However, the answer is actually quite simple. I couldn’t afford $60,000 in tuition, my family has undergone significant financial burden, and I saw a way to graduate from my dream school free of debt, doing something I absolutely love. Because to be clear: My experience in porn has been nothing but supportive, exciting, thrilling and empowering.
The next question is always: “But when you graduate, you won’t be able to get a job, will you? I mean, who would hire you?”
I simply shrug and say, “I wouldn’t want to work for someone who discriminates against sex workers.”
And she’s proud of being able to do a good day’s work.
For me, shooting pornography brings me unimaginable joy. When I finish a scene, I know that I have done so and completed an honest day’s work. It is my artistic outlet: my love, my happiness, my home.
I can say definitively that I have never felt more empowered or happy doing anything else. In a world where women are so often robbed of their choice, I am completely in control of my sexuality. As a bisexual woman with many sexual quirks, I feel completely accepted. It is freeing, it is empowering, it is wonderful, it is how the world should be.
It is the exact opposite of the culture of slut-shaming and rape apology which I have experienced from certain dark corners of the Internet since being recognized on campus a few months ago.”
And she is surprised and hurt that others don’t approve.
A freshman, eh? That’s one way to learn about life – the hard way.