In Conversation With My Friend, a Prostitute

Mary (not her real name) is a 22-year-old student/writer/prostitute. She has no problem calling herself a hooker, or prostitute, or what her clients prefer: an escort.

“When I jokingly call myself a ‘prostitute’—or not even jokingly, seriously, with a client—he’d be like, ‘don’t say that! That’s not what you are! You’re an escort!’”

Recollections of an Unpaid Intern

Driven by passion, you have just signed away (an estimated) four months of your life. And you are painfully unsure of what you’ll get in return.

Welcome to the predicament of an unpaid media intern.