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Beyond Surveillance and Criminalization: Sex Work, Fetish, and Feminist Action as Care

Join us for this eye-opening conversation between Yin Q and Dr. Katie Gentile. Our guests challenge common preconceptions about sex work, kink, and reproductive justice. Through academic rigor and poetic expression, they draw us into unique perspectives on sex worker advocacy and feminism.


About Our Guests

Katie Gentile headshotKatie Gentile, Ph.D. is Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY) and the author of Creating bodies: Eating disorders as self-destructive survival and the 2017 Gradiva Award winning The Business of being made: The temporalities of reproductive technologies, in psychoanalysis and cultures. She is the main editor of the journal Studies in Gender and Sexuality, on the faculty of New York University’s Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis and the Critical Social Psychology program at the CUNY Graduate Center. Her current work focuses on psychoanalysis as a multispecies/object/environment proposal and the fetus as a fetish object. She is also an active violinist who has recorded, toured, and plays with a number of bands and an avid open-water swimmer. She is in private practice in New York City.


Yin Q headshotYin Q (b.1974, they/she) is a parent, writer, media producer, curator and core organizer with Red Canary Song and founding member of Kink Out. They were honored by Spike Lee as an impact activist in 2019 in his tribute to Jackie Robinson. Yin’s writing has been published in BUST, Apogee Journal (Columbia University), We Too, Stories of Sex Work and Survival (The Feminist Press at CUNY, 2021), and Afro Asia (Duke University Press, 2008). Their media work includes “Mercy, Mistress,” an autobiographical pilot based on their experience as a dominatrix (starring Daniel K. Issac, Poppy Liu; EP Margaret Cho), and Fly In Power, a documentary for Red Canary Song and the short video, Yang Song, Fly in Power.
To learn more about the work of Red Canary Song please go to: www.redcanarysong.net


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