The images show the types of things I have to hear as a sex worker who is open about her sexuality on instagram. It exposes the things men think are okay to say on a platform which isn’t usually used to sell services. The conversation started with around 30+ Unsolicited Messages from this man. He mentioned that he would pay me so I went along with it for a few hours. The day after I transcribed the entire conversation thinking about publishing it as a personal essay. There was so much interesting content that it’s something I want to create work with/study for a while. Engaging in the intense emotional labour he required that night was exhausting but I wanted to collect his words to create work that exposes the straight cis male ego and lack of self awareness.

Georgina Tyson