Starting Week 3 of VictoryGirls.org + FAQs
Yesterday marked the start of week 3 of VictoryGirls.org and I made a vlog with some updates on the project while also addressing some of the confusion around what it is. You can watch the video here:
Here’s a question we got a few times:
What is required of the sex workers interested in being featured on VictoryGirls.org? Are we required to give back with free sex work?
There is no requirement, time commitment, or expectation of any sex workers interested in being featured other than a photo or couple of photos of your choosing that say, “Thank you!/thank you healthcare heroes/etc.” (You may make your own layouts with the “thank you” text, or we can help you out with it as long as you submit a photo we can use). We also have an optional set of interview questions that showcase a little bit more of who you are and the work you do, as shown here on Celest Sinclair’s feature: https://www.victorygirls.org/blog/featured-victory-girl-celest-sinclair-nyc. But if you prefer to be featured with only photos, with or without a way to contact you, that’s totally fine too :)
Think of VictoryGirls.org as a digital zine for our medical professionals working during the time of corona virus - a collection of photos and videos from a community of sex workers who want to say “thank you” to our healthcare workers by doing so with our fabulous erotica and erotic-themed content.
- 2. Sex workers are absolutely NOT expected to contribute free sex work. We figured that there’s probably a decent amount of sex workers out there with a photo or two lying around that they’d be willing to send to us for the purpose of saying, “thank you” to the overworked medical community while also showcasing sex workers for the badasses they are.
I, Cali Reign, will be doing a weekly photoshoot with intermittent videos as a way of saying thanks to the medical community, as well as opening up my snapchat to all healthcare workers. As a sex worker with the massive privilege of having a home with lots of support by those around me, I also have the opportunity to give back with a bit more of my time, which I personally have chosen to do with texting, digital sexting, exchanging noods, and a few custom videos for some medical professionals I’ve personally jived with. These are people who I’ve met personally or who have contacted me via VG, IG, twitter and my online portals that are open to any other prospective client. While this form of engaging with the medical community has brought me no financial benefits as I have elected not to charge anyone for my time and services the way I normally would, I am choosing to give back my services 1) because I have the time and privilege to do so and 2) because I think this is one way to showcase the value of sex work and perhaps combat a few misconceptions around who sex workers are and what we do.
However, a lot of sex workers are experiencing a ton of stress not knowing where their next paycheck is coming from, and since the US government doesn’t recognize sex work as a viable means of income (or respect, rights, dignity, and decent work conditions it would seem), we are excluded from any federal support or protection. The stigma around sex work and sex shaming also leads to a lot of us (especially our trans community) losing relationships and support along the way. There are a lot of sex workers who don’t have the time, means, or resources to reach out and/or give back with anything more than a photo or “thank you” message. And that is 100% totally cool, wonderful, and appreciated. Please don’t stress about doing more. There’s already enough stress around us.
As for the medical community interested in joining us, welcome! We’re so excited to see you here. Thank you, thank you, thank you for working so hard during this stressful time.
A question I’ve seen a few times from our healthcare professionals is “How can I get involved?”
Sign up on VictoryGirls.org! We’ll send you updates and info to the email you submit to us. You’ll receive interviews and pics submitted from our featured victory girls as well as weekly pin-ups and pin-up themed erotic content by me Cali Reign in the meantime. (Celest Sinclair will also be roped into some of these shoots when she’s not doing homework for college which is lame, I know. But responsible...I guess).
If you’d like some custom content and/or something more personalized, I’d be more than happy to make some for you! Please specify what it is I can do for you in your message, and be prepared to confirm your status as a true bonafide medical professional by sending us at least one social media account that shows us who you are and the work you do and/or an email address linked to a hospital, medical university, etc. For obvious reasons, we’d like to limit the amount of contact we have with people pretending to be in the medical field, and social media is an easy way for all of us to do so.
Keep in mind (for reasons stated above) that not every sex worker is going to be able to give back with anything more than a “thank you” photo. However, if you’d like to reach out to one of our amazing featured sex workers, here are a few scripts that you may find useful:
Hi Celest! My name is Rachel and I’m a resident here at Tulane doing ______. You can see some of my work pics and info here on my instagram profile. Anyway, I saw your feature on VictoryGirls.org and I’m a huge fan of your work. It’s my husband’s birthday at the end of the month and I was wondering if you’d be interested and able to make a custom pin up photo with maybe a message saying, “Happy birthday, Steven!” Email me at RachelFakeEmail@Tulane.edu
Hello Cali! I loved your feature on victorygirls.org! I’ve seen and come to know several providers throughout the years, and I’m a huge fan and proponent of the work that sex workers provide. I noticed your content features a lot of foot and shoe fetish work and I was wondering if you’d be willing to send me any photos you may have featuring your legs and feet. Thanks again for this project, and feel free to reach out to me at this email to verify my status in the medical field firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello (featured Victory NB)! My name is Derek and I saw you on victorygirls.org. I work in the ER at ______. I’m very new to the world of sex work but I’d be interested in learning more about what you do. The days here at work are getting a bit stressful, and I think being better educated about sex work and the sex industry might be a fun way to take my mind off of all the stress, if you’re willing and able to tell me about your work and what you like about it. I know your time is valuable, and I’m sure you have lots of people reaching out to you, but if you’d be interested in scheduling a 10-15 minute video call, I’d love to ask you some questions. Here’s a link to my facebook page with all of my school and medical credentials so you can verify that I am indeed a medical professional :) Anyway, thanks again and stay safe.
In summary, here are some tips and things to keep in mind when approaching victory girls when they pass along their contact info:
Be polite and courteous when approaching someone.
Have a specific idea of what you’re looking for if you’re interested in approaching a victorygirl for something (a custom photo, video, short video chat, text chat etc).
Keep scripts and requests easy and simple - you’d be surprised how much time and work goes into creating those beautiful images for yall.
Be ready to provide a social media account that proves you’re not a creeper faking their medical credentials.
Keep in mind that not all sex workers can give back with anything other than the photo(s) they’ve provided and curated for you, but if they do extend their services to you free of charge, gratitude, kindness, and appreciation go a very long way.
Alright friends, I’ve got lots of sexy tasks to do including editing some art porn and writing scripts for our next series of videos, so I’m gonna leave you here. But I’ll see you next week with some more photos and updates!
Love and blessings,