‘someone you love is a sex worker’
Ferrero Rochelle & Rosie Verbose had a fascinating time chatting to burlesque performer, Hoxton Cabaret producer & founding member of Cybertease (a pioneering online strip club), Victoria Rose! She shares some of her experiences of how mental health, creativity and sex work all intertwine. We’re so grateful Victoria took the time to educate us on what it’s like working in the adult industry, and particularly her perspective on being a SWer with Borderline Personality Disorder.
CW: this episode is not graphic, but we are talking about SW throughout, so we do touch on themes around sex work and the dangers involved. There’s also some coarse language from the start.
you can listen to the podcast on spotify, apple podcasts, youtube, and lots of other podcasting platforms – check out the source at anchor fm for the full list!
'Someone You Love Is a S-x Worker' | Stripping Away Stigma with VICTORIA ROSE – The Invisible Cabaret Podcast: Mental Health & The Arts
THINGS MENTIONED IN THE PODCAST with cybertease’s victoria rose:
- The Jerry Springer Show
- Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
- Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) / Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder (EUPD) – for more on this, have a listen to our chats with Lucy Dickson and our very own Mouncealot!
- Hoxton Cabaret
- Cybertease: also on Twitter
- Secretary (2002)
- Some advice on working from home with ADHD
- Nordic Model & Bristol Strip Clubs – if you’d like to get involved in the activism surrounding this issue, Bristol Sex Workers Collective have some great resources. If you’re the sort of person who wants to hear both sides, here’s what radical feminists in favour of the Nordic Model say.
- Rochelle’s Instant pot
- What is a Doula?
- Cybertease Patreon
- SW union
If any of the issues raised in this episode are affecting you, please do not be afraid to seek support. Help is available. The NHS website has a great directory to get you started.
If you enjoyed this episode, you might be interested to hear from fellow burlesquers Demi Noire, Ida Sanguine, or Petit Pois!
keep up to date with Invisible Cabaret
Be on a future episode of our creativity & mental health podcast
- Tell us what you’re grateful for! We always end our shows with what has inspired gratitude in us this week, and we’d love to include your thankful thoughts too. You can send us a message any time you want to #GetGrateful, and we’ll put them in the Grateful Jar ready for the nearest episode recording. You can Tweet, message us on Facebook or DM us on Instagram with text, photo or audio, whenever the mood takes you. You can also email us: firstname.lastname@example.org. Or – better still – send us a voice message!
- We are always on the lookout for guests. If you are an artist (of any description) with a mental health story to tell, email email@example.com introducing yourself and your work, and we will send you more details about how to be a on a future episode of the podcast.
Never miss an episode from Invisible Cabaret
We release our #InvisiblePodcast about mental health and creativity every other Friday.
Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. Please do rate and review if you get a chance, it really helps other people find our work!