Alexandria LaRueCo-Executive Chapter Director
Alexandria is a queer, disabled, sex worker and activist from Texas. They have experienced all aspects of sex work and enjoy expanding their knowledge and helping others stay safe. Experiencing both survival and the entertainment aspects in the their industry, they are so excited to keep their activism going for another 10 years.
When they aren’t volunteering with Parasol Outreach Project in Dallas, you can find them planning a local burn, singing a tune at a local show, or hiding under an unreasonable amount of blankets reading a book.
Phoenix CalidaCo-Executive Communications Director
Phoenix Calida is a former sex worker turned public speaker and podcast creator and host.
Her lived experience in survival and street based SW as a queer Afro Latina, and survivor of sexual violence and police brutality has molded her into an outspoken advocate for anti-racism, income equality, and sex worker rights.
As a WoC with chronic illness and mental health issues she is a passionate voice for mental health visibility, access to care, and speaking truth to gender and racial bias within healthcare frameworks.

Board of Directors

The SWOP-USA Board of Directors is comprised of current and retired sex workers, as well as allies. While we do not require that anyone involved in SWOP publicly disclose their sex worker status (except for the President of the Board), we internally ensure that no less than 3/4 of the board consists of people with direct experience in the sex trade. Our current board maximum is 11 members, with each member serving up to two consecutive two year terms. The SWOP-USA Board or Directors is a working board.

If you are interested in joining our current board of sex workers, please EMAIL HERE

Ceyenne Doroshow
(pronounced Kai-Ann) is a compassionate powerhouse performer, activist, organizer, community-based researcher and public figure in the trans and sex worker rights’ movements. As the Founder and Executive Director of G.L.I.T.S., she works to provide holistic care to LGBTQ sex workers while serving on the following boards: SWOP Behind Bars, Caribbean Equality Project, SOAR Institute and NYTAG. As an international public speaker, her presentations include The Desiree Alliance, Creating Change, SisterSong, Harm Reduction Coalition and the International AIDS Conferences and now PRIDE on FX. Ceyenne has published features in GQ, Vogue, TIME, ATMOS, i-D and many other publications. At the present time, Ceyenne is building her leadership academy and envisioning a medical center and combined housing unit in Queens,NY — building sustainability for the community like no other.

Bio coming soon
Bio coming soon

In Memorium 

Velvet, MA, ICDVP
Velvet is a queer, non-binary immigrant from Ghana. They are a social worker, sex + pleasure educator, and Chicago-based Dominatrix. Velvet is best known for their BDSM practice that centers Black feminist theory, Marxist frameworks, and demands for reparations. They has been a sex worker and communist organizer for over ten years — their work has spanned reproductive justice, gender-based violence, sex work decriminalization, prison abolition, anti-imperialist movements, and LGBTQIAA+ sexual health and relationship education. Velvet has an MA in Women’s & Gender Studies, and a BA in Women’s Studies. They like to spend their free time reading revolutionary texts while snuggling their cats.

[Velvet is remembered by their family and friends as a wonderful, joyous human being, and we will never forget nor be the same without them]
Simon Sin Miedo
Simon is a Bay Area native with over 20 years of experience in sex work. They started out as a survival street worker and eventually moved into the porn and modeling industry. Currently, they work as a national escort. They are experienced in event planning, with an emphasis on benefits as well as community outreach. Having been an active member of local DIY scenes across the country has taught them a multitude of skills that have led to successful and memorable events. As a non-binary queer person of color, they hope their unique perspective can provide a much-needed outlook to conversations surrounding sex work and advocacy.
LaDonna Smith
Rest in Power Ladonna aka everybody’s mom aka Donna.
O.G. Serenity House Member and Executive Director.

We love you, Ladonna, and will continue to, “Hug the Block”, and, “Work with a Mission”, for years to come.

Ladonna was a core member of Serenity House since the early days, putting in countless hours of labor, and helping steward Serenity House into what it is today. It will not be the same space without her, and there is already a hole in our hearts because of this loss. We will be sharing information about her memorial and any needed support for her son and family. Thank you in advance.

– Written by the folks of Serenity House