The Ruby Umbrella was created to give you the necessary information in a concise, easy-to-digest accessible format (with other formats coming soon).
I want whatever I write to be helpful to you – think of this site as the cliff notes of online sex work with advice geared towards making sex work as accessible as possible. I’ve had to come up with many odd solutions to working as someone that can’t really stand for any length of time and has to have their feet up nearly 24/7, and I hope that by sharing what I’ve learned, it can help someone else.
There are so many disabled or chronically ill sex workers, more than you think, so I wanted to ensure no time was wasted when searching for advice on the basics like HTML or maybe you like punchy quick tips and tricks.
As I grow the site, I hope to add other voices to the site. No one person has had the same experience of sex work as another, and that makes everybody unique. Everyone’s story is different, and everyone’s story has value. I’m always looking for new voices to share.
Currently, I fund The Ruby Umbrella through profits from Parlour Talk, Patreon, and affiliate links. In time I will consider accepting sponsored posts, but the central hub of information on The Ruby Umbrella will be free to access for all.
Why would a disabled or chronically ill person become a sex worker?
- It’s flexible – you can make your own hours.
- Unlimited sick days, though it’s a fine line to walk as more sick days = more days without income or less income.
- Less overall input for more output, especially if you work something like clips where you can build a back catalogue of content people can buy whilst you’re ill.
- Expend energy working, not commuting.
- We can accommodate our needs without criticism or refusal.
- Flexible around childcare needs, doctor’s appointments, and medication times.
- Constant access to the bathroom and any access equipment you need.
- Cosmopolitan May 1st 2019: Netflix’s BDSM show Bonding is being criticised by dominatrixes – here’s why.
- Elle May 15th 2019: How The New UK Porn Block Could Put Independent Sex Workers At Risk
- Eroticon 2018 – Disability & Sex Work: The Similarities, Differences & Social Stigmas
- Sexual Freedom Awards: Runner Up – Publicist of the Year 2018