Juniper Fitzgerald

Juniper Fitzgerald is a mother, former sex worker, and PhD based in Omaha, Nebraska. Her academic work focuses on sex work, sex workers' rights, and alternative methodologies informed by feminist theories and the queering of intellectual spaces. For more than a decade, Juniper worked as a sex worker in various contexts and she continues to work as sex workers' rights advocate. She has contributed to several sex workers' rights cultural productions, including: The Red Umbrella Diaries, a spoken word event for sex workers created by Audacia Ray; The Red Umbrella Babies, a collection of writings by parents in the sex industry; SWOP, the Sex Worker Outreach Project; and CHANGE, the Center for Health and Gender Equity, a non-profit that supported Fitzgerald in her petition for congress to eradicate the Anti-Prostitution Loyalty Oath.