Category Archives: Writing

‘Whores But Organized’: Sex Workers Rally for Reform

Molly’s latest article for the New York Review of Books, ‘Whores But Organized’: Sex Workers Rally for Reform, is now online. Covering the February 25th rally organized by Decrim NY, Molly reported on and illustrated the sex workers and public officials that showed up to support the decriminalization of sex work.

“I have seen sex workers all of my life,” Jessica Ramos declared. “I have seen them denigrated by neighbors. The answer is always, call the police to fix this. Police do not fix anything.” 

If we are going to combat harm done to the sex worker community, we have to fully decriminalize,” she said, “so we’re creating a space where sex workers can get healthcare, or cooperate with attorneys’ offices to hold those who harm them accountable.”- Queens District Attorney candidate Tiffany Cabán 

Read the full article here

“The Girl Who Seized The Internet” in the New York Times

“Tara Fares has more honor than the members of Parliament and the Iraqi politicians. Because Tara doesn’t swear at people. Tara doesn’t speak in sectarian language. Tara doesn’t suck the blood of the Iraqi people.”

Molly’s latest article “The Girl Who Seized the Internet” has been published in the New York Times. This piece tells the story of Tara Fares, popular Instagram model and Miss Bagdad 2015, who was murdered recently. To learn more about Ms. Fares’ life and bold social media presence in Iraq, be sure to check out the full article here.

“Violent patriarchy may have killed Iraq’s Instagram queen, but in her brief, vivid life, she seized the internet’s possibilities for self-determination. In her death, she remained an irresistible icon.”