I am a culture writer and photographer based in Rio de Janeiro. My work has taken me inside Backpage.com’s war on sex trafficking, the Rio luxury brothel Justin Bieber visited, the brothel that became downtown Rio’s first five-star hotel, and Vila Mimosa, Rio’s red light district.
Red Light Rio is an interactive documentary I filmed with women who work in Vila Mimosa. I am a research collaborator with the Observatory of Prostitution/UFRJ, an extension project of the Metropolitan Ethnographic Lab -LeMetro/IFCS-Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro.
- Panic Attack: What actually happens when cities crack down on sex trafficking during large, international sporting events? For GOOD Magazine, 7.10.14
- Why Brazil is Actually Winning the Internet, in Buzzfeed – 6.29.14
CITYLAB (formerly The Atlantic Cities)
- Brazil’s Ugly Sex Worker Crackdown – 6.02.14
- Bootstrapping Into Brazil’s Travel Metasearch Market with Voopter – 4.06.14
- Hackathons, Hyperbole and How to find a Parking Spot in Rio de Janeiro with Team Rua Aberta – 9.22.13
- Brazilian Vacation Bookings Goliath HotelUrbano gets $20mm 3rd Round by Insight Venture Partners – 8.07.13
THE DAILY BEAST
- Rio’s Unprecedented New Surveillance System – 10.15.11
- We’re All on the Same Side – Dayton City Paper republishes my deconstruction of the anti-sex trafficking movement on page 20 of their 7.16.13 issue
- This Is The Most Unpopular Opinion On Child Porn You’ll Ever See — And I’m Asking You To Agree With It. - Sara Critchfield for Upworthy, 6.15.12
- Only Four Percent of the Internet’s Top Sites Are Actually Porn. What? – Kwame Opam for Gizmodo, 9.14.11
- How Much of the Internet is Porn? Less than You’d Expect – Graeme McMillan for Time.com, 9.13.11
- Would You Date Online if it Wasn’t Anonymous? – Anna North for Jezebel, 3.21.11