The Free Speech Coalition is pleased to announce that adult performer, writer, and activist, Siouxsie Q, will join FSC as its newly appointed Director of Policy and Industry Relations. Siouxsie has been working with the Coalition in an ad-hoc manner since February.
“With her hard work helping to secure our Cal/OSHA victory in February, Siouxsie quickly proved to be an invaluable and truly dedicated member of the team,” says Eric Paul Leue, Executive Director of the Free Speech Coalition. “She has a deep and nuanced knowledge of the issues the industry faces, and a passion for political work and grassroots organizing that will be essential to our industry’s future success.”
As Director of Policy and Industry Relations, Siouxsie will report directly to the Executive Director, and work alongside the Membership Director. Siouxsie will help craft policy positions and actions on a wide-array of industry issues, from adult business zoning, to counterfeit products, piracy, lubricant regulation, sex worker rights and condom mandates. Siouxsie will head the Free Speech Coalition’s recently announced Industry Sector Committees, working as a liaison between the Coalition and the various sectors.
Siouxsie got her start in the business dancing at the unionized Lusty Lady in San Francisco, and has worked as a performer in adult films since 2012, garnering two AVN Award Nominations and a Feminist Porn Award. During that time, she has been an unrelenting advocate for the rights of all workers, regardless of their industry.
Siouxsie Q is an author, weekly columnist for SF Weekly, and the creator of the Whorecast, a podcast network showcasing the diverse voices of the adult industry. She has lectured extensively on sex and sex work, and is regularly quoted and featured in the mainstream media, including CNN, USA Today, Cosmopolitan, Wired, Buzzfeed and America with Jorge Ramos.
“I am excited to join the Free Speech Coalition and to be of direct service to my industry, which I believe is home to some of America’s best and brightest workers, innovators, and thought-leaders,” says Siouxsie. “I am incredibly passionate about advocating for the adult industry as a whole, especially at such a critical time for so many of our issues, like piracy, counterfeit products, censorship, discrimination, and worker harassment.”