The erasing of Maya Angelou's experience as a sex worker


"Maya Angelou: Poet Laureate, Pulitzer nominee, Tony Award winner, best selling author, poetess, winner of more than 50 honorary degrees, mother, sister, daughter, wife, National Medal of Arts winner, Presidential Medal of Freedom winner, consummate and powerful woman, artist, and former sex worker. Yes, the woman you love, the woman we all love, the incomparable Dr. Maya Angelou was a sex worker and she proved, in her life and her stories, that there's nothing wrong with it."

— From Tits and Sass, a group blog about sex work run by sex workers.

Previously: "Maya Angelou, legendary poet and author, 1928-2014."