Hosted by Audacia Ray
Happy Ending, 302 Broome Street between Forsyth and Eldridge, in New York City
Doors at 7 pm, reading from 8-10
21 and up – FREE
15% of the bar tab supports Speak Up Media Training
Starring: Zawadi Nyong’o, Ashly Lorenzana, Jincey Lumpkin, and Cayenne Doroshow.
Zawadi Nyong’o is an activist from Kenya who will be reading from “When I Dare To Be Powerful”, about which she says “Five audacious women, five compelling stories and what promises to touch, move and inspire many women in Africa and beyond. “When I Dare to Be Powerful” is East Africa’s first collection of herstories of women engaged in sex work. Women who dare to cross the line, share their journeys of subversion, transformation and rebellion. Women who express their love, pain, joy and ambitions. Women who embrace sexuality, celebrate diversity, and refuse to tolerate adversity. Women who weave through sexuality and its connections with many aspects and faces of women’s rights. May African women continue to tell their stories and break the silence.”
Ashly Lorenzana was born in Portland, OR in 1987 and grew up on the Oregon Coast for most of her childhood. In 2005, she returned to Portland and started out her career as a female escort, as well as dabbling heavily in drug abuse. She has recently began exploring other career paths as a result of her passion for writing. “Sex, Drugs & Being an Escort” is a personal memoir covering the last five years of her very unconventional life and all the relationships she has been a part of.
Jincey Lumpkin, Esq. is the founder and Chief Sexy Officer of Juicy Pink Box, a brand that is glamorizing lesbian sex by showing real lesbians in a chic way. The Daily Beast called her the “Lesbian Hugh Hefner”, Out Magazine recognized her one of the most influential gay people of 2010, and Time Out New York named her a “New York City Sex Icon”. She chronicles her life as a pornographer in her column, “Naked Ambition” for The Advocate. Jincey is a former lawyer, a diva and a lover of breasts.
Cayenne Doroshow has dedicated most of her life to taking care of everyone but her, and she’s excited to share her talents with the world. She has been a social worker, and is an avid cook who is working on her first cook book.
Added by Sarah Sloane on March 17, 2011