CPS at CatalystCon West: Race, Gender, and Porn

Center for Positive Sexuality Board Secretary and Event Coordinator, LaTerra, and Educator, Cupcake, are presenting at CatalystCon in September. Their presentation focuses on how cyberbullying on social media is impacting women of color in porn.

In a perfect world, the idea of social media is great. Access to just about anyone on thcyberbullyinge globe sounds like the kind of thing to bring us all together, creating a safe space for everyone to express themselves without judgement or shame. However our world isn’t perfect and the glory of what social media “could be” is far from reality.

One of the side effects of the access social media brings is cyberbullying. Harassment by cyberbullies can happen to anyone from kids to adults, celebrities to LGBTQ folks, and of course performers in the adult industry. Most of us can unplug if an argument online gets heated but for adult film actors, being on social media is an integral part of their job. Performers use it to establish their brand, find the next gig and promote their latest projects.

This presentation will expose the level of cyberbullying women of color in porn are experiencing online. They will answer questions like how often is this happening? What comments about gender and race are being directed towards these women? How is this impacting their lives and what can be done to help them navigate the storm of negativity? With information gathered from Twitter and interviews conducted with women of color in the adult film industry they will highlight what happens when porn, social media, and race collide.

Image from: https://www.theodysseyonline.com/cyberbullying-the-silent-epidemic

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