Cake ingredients: rum, SSRIs, one egg, DRIs, poetry, one sperm, (r)TMS, woman-centered anti-oppression analysis, sugar, pigtails and paddles, tears of clowns, bitters, take-out Thai, eyeliner, cat hair, and a kick to the groin.
Lori Adorable started out by taking a different (though hardly avant-garde) approach to being naked on the Internet. She wanted to de-objectify herself as an exhibitionist submissive woman by contextualizing her public displays of sexuality within her whole messy self. She uses the same name to do nude, erotic, fetish, and porn modeling as she does to write and speak about her experiences with sex work, mental illness, abuse, and chronic disability, as well as her feminist politics. Because she believes in taking a holistic approach to everything in life, her feminism is no-wave-- it's the whole damn ocean. She strives to be intersectional and accountable in her activism and genuine in her self-representation. At this point, her persona has both outgrown and eclipsed its original intentions and serves as a more general sort of alter ego for all kinds of writing, speaking, performing, and activism.
Her writing has appeared, under various names, in a well-regarded university newspaper which shall go unnamed, Tits & Sass, Slixa's Late Night and Undercover blogs, the SWOP-NYC blog, the Pros(e) & Lore literary journal, and The Magazine. She's spoken at CatalystCon, the Left Forum, and the New York Fetish Film Festival and given interviews to GoodVibes Magazine, Ruth Jacobs, the Whorecast, and the Atlantic. As a model, she's shown up in galleries in NYC and SF, on Kink.com and JulieSimone.com, on the New York magazine website, and in the pages of In My Bed magazine. Shockingly, she's only been the inspiration for one Off-Broadway play about weird sex stuff.
Lori currently works as a professional switch while finishing up her undergraduate degree in women's studies on a part-time basis. She hopes to transition to sex and sexuality education and freelance writing upon graduation, but not before doing at least one kick-ass political burlesque performance.
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