COMING OUT LIKE A PORN STAR
Dalziel Building, 250 Frank Ogawa Plaza: 11:00am—12:15pm

Experts, authors, performers, and activists discuss the book Coming Out Like a Porn Star, which shares intimate personal stories of porn performers "coming out" to family, friends, partners, lovers, and community.

CINNAMON MAXXINE is a queer porno personality, stripper, and San Francisco Bay Area original diva. Maxxine is on a mission to confront racism, race bias, fat phobia, and the generic femme bias in sex work and porn.

CHELSEA POE is a writer, director, porn performer, and trans activist. Her first full-length feature Fucking Mystic premiered at the Berlin Porn Film Festival. Poe is an outspoken advocate for better representation of trans women within pornography.

SHAR REDNOUR and JACKIE STRANO founded S.I.R. Productions that created the movies Bend Over Boyfriend (with coproducer Fatale Media), Hard Love & How to Fuck in High Heels and Healing Sex: A Mind-Body Approach to Healing Sexual Trauma with Staci Haines. They are featured in Ken Swartz’s historical documentary San Francisco: Sex and The City.

ANDRE SHAKTI is a queer polyamorous educator, producer, activist, and professional slut living in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is committed to normalizing alternative desires, destigmatizing sex workers and their clients, and not taking herself too seriously.

KITTY STRYKER is the production assistant at TROUBLEfilms. She is interested in the intersections between explicit materials, politics, and ethics. Stryker has written for The Guardian, The Daily Dot, and The Frisky.

MADISON YOUNG is an author, artist, feminist pornographer, certified sex educator, and mother. She is the author of Subversive MotherhoodDaddy: A Memoir and her forthcoming DIY Porn Handbook: Documenting Our Own Sexual Revolution. She is currently working on her third book, The Ultimate Guide to Sex During Pregnancy and Motherhood.