"Sex Workers' Rights in the Digital Dystopia - Interview with Ms. Maggie Mayhem," interview with Nodya, Dead Dialect, August 2018

"Sex Work After SESTA/FOSTA: A Discussion With Maggie Mayhem at DEFCON," interview with Unicorn Riot, August 2018

"What This Queer Sex Worker Learned – And How She's Giving Back to Her Community," interview with Jenavieve Hatch. Huffington Post, June 2018

"Sex and Eroticism in Tarot, with Maggie Mayhem," interview with Labyrinthos Academy, August, 2016.

“The Golden Age of Porn Is Just Beginning.” Screw the System: Explorations of Spaces, Games and Politics through Sexuality and Technology. Ed. Johannes Grenzfurthner. San Francisco: RE/Search, 2013. Print.

“Sex, birth, and death.” Eros and Thanatos. Ed. Nadia Lev and Meredith Yayanos. San Francisco: Coilhouse, (forthcoming). Print.

Cited In

"The Dangerous Trend of LGBTQ Censorship on the Internet," Alexander Cheves, OUT, December 2018

"SFPD Says It Wants To Protect Sex Workers; Still Employs Cop Accused Of Statutorily Raping One," Jenavieve Hatch, Huffington Post, January 2018

"West coast premiere for nerd culture documentary Traceroute," Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing, September 2016

"Nerds beherrschen heute die Welt," futurezone, May 2016

"Über den Raum in die Zeit," Peter Mühlbauer, Heise, March 2016

Hester, H. (2015) ‘After the image: labour in pornography,’ in Laing, M., Pilcher, K., and Smith, N. (eds.) Queer sex work. United Kingdom: Routledge. Print.

Sullivan, R. and McKee, A. (2015) Pornography: Structures, agency and performance. United Kingdom: Polity. Print.

"PayPal, Square and big banking's war on the sex industry," Violet Blue, Engadget, December 2015

"Porn School: Where amateurs fear to tread," Siouxsie Q, SF Weekly, April 2015

"Challenge to California Prostitution Law Banned by Crowdfunding Site GoFundMe," Elizabeth Nolan Brown, Reason, March 2015

"Naughty Pics For A Good Cause: (Bitter) Sweet Sex at Center for Sex and Culture," David-Elijah Nahmod, SF Weekly, March 2015

"Orgasms for world peace? A charity porn site can’t give its money away," Tracy Clark-Flory, Salon, March 2015

"Drill Instructor: Work Out Like a Porn Star, Siouxsie Q, SF Weekly, January 2015

Michaels, Mark A., and Patricia Johnson. (2014) Partners in Passion: A Guide to Great Sex, Emotional Intimacy, and Long-term Love. Berkeley, CA: Cleis. Print.

"How the Financial Sector Is Making Life Miserable for Sex Workers," Tina Horn, Vice, July 2014

"Amazon Reportedly Shuts Down Sex Workers’ Wish Lists, Because… Why?," Lucia Peters, Bustle, May 2014

"Elle filme son avortement et le poste sur Youtube," Ma Chaîne Étudiante (France) TV, May 2014

"Spying, sex and finance: What banks and payment processors are secretly watching — to avoid 'risk'," Melissa Gira Grant, Salon, May 2014

"Sex Work and the Web: Digital's Role in the Industry," Matt Petronzio, Mashable, April 2014

"How Paypal and WePay Discriminate Against the Adult Industry," The Frisky, April 2014

"Kicked Out: Crowdsourcing Shows Its Bias," Siouxsie Q, SF Weekly, April 2014

"Go See Some Porn This Week!" the Bold Italic, Februrary 2014

"Lez Liberty Lit #7: Forever New And Yet Forever Steady," Carolyn Yates, Autostraddle, November 2012

"Measure B Does Not Protect Performers: Vote No," Tristan Taormino, Huffington Post, October 2012.

"Sex and Man at Yale," Caroline May, The Daily Caller, February 2012

"For Sex Week, Yale University Has to Borrow Several San Franciscans," Vanessa Pinto, SF Weekly, February 2012

"Bloggueuses américaines lancent une journée porno feminin," France 24, March 2011

"Lady Porn Day: Chicago Sex Journalist Wants Women To Speak Up About Porn," Huffington Post, Februrary 2011

"S.F. Bondage-Porn Actress to Join Relief Effort in Haiti," Peter Jamison, SF Weekly, June 2010


Online Communities, Offline Action, with Shannon Watts and MI Del. Jewell Jones
Future Visions of the Internet and Free Speech, with Nick Alder, Jamie Broadnax, Neil Chilson, Sarah Jamison, Del. Jewell Jones, and Shannon Watts
The Future of Speech Online, Newseum, Washington DC, December 2018

Guest Lecturer, Feminism and Sex Worker Rights
University of British Columbia & Okanagan College, Kelowna, BC, Canada, November 2018

Lifeguards of the River Styx: Overdose Responders on the Frontlines of the Fentanyl Crisis
Death & Culture II, University of York, England, September 2018

Sex Work After SESTA/FOSTA
DEF CON, Las Vegas NV, August 2018

Sex Worker Rights and Internet Freedom
HOPE, New York NY, July 2018

Sex & Drugs: A Love Story
Dymaxicon, Helsinki, Finland, April 2018

Skeletons, Stories, and Social Bodies, University of Southampton, England, March 2018

Sex Workers and Reproductive Justice, with Ms. Briq House
Take Root, University of Oklahoma, Norman OK, February 2018

CatalystCon, Los Angeles CA, September 2017

Death and the Maiden, University of Winchester, England, July 2017

Just Do It: One Year of Crack Pipe Distribution in San Francisco
Harm Reduction Conference, San Diego CA, November 2016

SWOP-USA Outreach Webinar, October 2016

Self-Quantification and Control in Women's Pregnancy and Birthing Experiences with Jessie Patella
Theorizing the Web, Brooklyn NY, April 2016

Rescue, Raids, and Rights: The War on Sex Workers
Arse Elektronika, San Francisco CA, October 2015

Panel Discussion: Awesome vs. Awkward, Life in Sex/Tech If You're Not A White, Cisgender Guy
featuring Ms. Genevieve Aphrodite, Ms. Mattie Brice, Ms. Andrea Hasselager, and Dr. Kit Stubbs.
Arse Elektronika, San Francisco CA, October 2015

Making a Scene: 50 Years of Alternative Bay Area Spaces
SOMArts, July 2015

Panel Discussion, Rights Not Rescue: Sex Workers Rights & The Anti-Sex Trafficking Movement
Seattle Annual Sex Worker Symposium, Seattle Public Library, Seattle WA, December 2014

#NotYourRescueProjects: The red light district speaks
Theorizing the Web, Brooklyn NY, April 2014

Our Great Grand Queers: Porn Before WWII
Feminist Porn Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, April 2014

Bawdy Storytelling, San Francisco CA, February 2014

quartier21, Museumsquartier, Vienna, Austria, November 2013

Kiss, Kill, Consume
Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, October 2013

Advertising for sex outlaws
Arse Elektronika, San Francisco CA, October 2013

Dirty Little Secret
Bawdy Storytelling, Oakland CA, April 2013

Open Source Sex Science & the PSIgasm Project
South by Southwest Interactive (SxSW), Austin TX, March 2013

Femina Potens Gallery, San Francisco CA, 2013

East Bay Lit Crawl, Oakland CA, 2013

The "Whorecast", Oakland CA, December 2012

Godless Perverts Story Hour
Center for Sex and Culture, San Francisco, CA, November 2012

Dirty Wh@@@
Bawdy Storytelling, San Francisco CA, November 2012

The Game 2.0: A hands-on experiment using games as sexual selection criteria
Arse Elektronika, San Francisco CA, October 2012

Panel: Regulating Pleasure, Sex, Politics & Censorship
Good Vibrations Sex Summit, San Francisco CA, October 2012

Good Vibrations, San Francisco CA, September 2012

Opening Keynote Plenary: Sparking Communication in Sexuality, Activism and Acceptance
CatalystCon, Burbank CA, September 2012

A Taste of Transformation
Femina Potens Gallery, San Francisco CA, June 2012

Bawdy Storytelling, San Francisco CA, June 2012

Open SF
Mission Control, San Francisco CA, June 2012

Navigating The Gender Landscape
Farmhouse Conf, Los Angeles CA, May 2012

Master & Servant
Bawdy Storytelling, Oakland CA, April 2012

Momentum: Making Waves in Sexuality, Feminism & Relationships
Washington DC, April 2012

Pinko Commie Porno Queers: How "Trade Shoots" are changing porn production
BIL Conference, Long Beach CA, March 2012

Panel Discussion, The Ethics of Pornography
Sex Week, Yale University, New Haven CT, February 2012

Dirty Minds Tour
Bawdy Storytelling, San Diego CA, Februray 2012

An Evening Salon Discussion With Maggie Mayhem
Princeton University, Princeton NJ, 2012

UC Berkeley, 2012

Center For Sex and Culture, 2012

Literary Death Match, 2012

Dark Odyssey, 2012

National Queer Arts Festival, 2012

Mission Control San Francisco, 2012

San Francisco Citadel, 2012

PSIgasm project
Arse Elektronika, San Francisco CA, October 2011

Bedpost Confessions
Makeout Room, San Francisco CA, September 2011

The Other View LIVE talk show
Tall Tree Tambo, San Francisco CA, August 2011

Culture Fu*k: Redlight Talent Show and Showcase
Vagabond Ballroom, Oakland CA, April 2011

Western Regional LGBTQIA Conference
UC Berkeley, Berkeley CA, March 2011

Harvey Milk Democratic Society, 2011

Mills College, Oakland CA, 2011

Center For Sex and Culture, 2011

Mission Control San Francisco, 2011

San Francisco Citadel, 2011

SIZZLE: Hot For Teacher- An Education in Health & Awareness
Viracocha, San Francisco, August 2010

Mission Control San Francisco, 2010


Work & Activism

Founder, HarmRedux, 2016

Volunteer Doula, San Francisco General Hospital 2016 – Current

  • On-call doula

Board Member, Sex Worker Outreach Project (SWOP-USA) 2015 – 2017

Member, Health and Policy Committee, Free Speech Coalition (FSC) 2015 – 2016

Comprehensive Doula, Birthways
Berkeley CA, 2015 – Current

  • Emotional and practical support for birth
  • Political advocacy for reproductive rights

Volunteer, San Francisco Syringe Access Services
San Francisco CA, 2015 – 2017

  • Exchange/dispense clean needles and supplies

Co-facilitator Hepatitis C Harm Reduction Group, San Francisco AIDS Foundation
San Francisco CA 2015 – 2017

  • Create and maintain a safe space for individuals with Hepatitis C to focus on harm reduction practices
  • Meditation leader

Relief Worker Moria Camp, Levros, Greece

  • Assist with supply distribution
  • Prepare and serve tea
  • Logistical support as necessary

Disaster relief worker, All Hands Volunteers
Pilger NE, 2014

  • Team leader supervising demolition and other tornado relief efforts

Sex Worker Outreach, SWOP
San Francisco/Oakland CA, 2011 – 2013

  • Political advocacy for sex workers

Disaster relief worker, All Hands Volunteers
Leogane, Haiti, 2011

  • Volunteer demolition worker.

Narcotics Overdose Responder, Drug Overdose Prevention Education (D.O.P.E. Project)
San Francisco CA, 2009 – 2011 and 2015 – Current

  • Identified and responded to opioid overdoses with rescue breathing and Narcan (naloxone) administration.

Supervisor, San Francisco Sex Information Hotline
San Francisco CA, 2007 – 2011

  • Provided accurate and non-judgmental sex education to anonymous callers.

Bagamoyo, Tanzania, 2010

  • Coordinated field and hospital care for HIV/AIDS patients with a local NGO
  • Provided basic health assessments.

HIV Senior Specialist, Larkin Street Youth Services
San Francisco CA, 2008 – 2010

  • Provided HIV testing & counseling to youth 18-24 in the Tenderloin, Haight Ashbury, Bayview/Hunters Point, Castro-Mission
  • Facilitated harm reduction groups
  • Provided secondary prevention education with HIV+ youth
  • Coordinated agency HIV management plan.

HIV Test Counseling Coordinator, UC Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz CA, 2006 – 2007

  • Oversaw team of 13 volunteer test counselors • Managed the HIV testing program

Chancellor’s Intern, Student Health Outreach and Promotion, UC Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA, 2006 – 2007

  • Developed and coordinated a university HIV prevention and response plan


B.A. Literature
University Of California Santa Cruz

Certified Personal Trainer
San Francisco City College

Certified Nutrition Consultant
San Francisco City College

Doula Training

Abortion Doula Training
Bay Area Doula Project

Full Spectrum Doula Training
Christy Hall

Mindful Birthing Training
Nancy Bardacke

Rebozo Training
Gena Kirby

Death Doula Training
Final Passages

Peer Support Training