Stephanie Parent, Author and Creator
As a queer sex worker and writer, Stephanie Parent explores issues of power and sexuality in her work. Stephanie is a graduate of the Master of Professional Writing program at the University of Southern California as well as a professional submissive and switch. After working for six years at a commercial dungeon in Los Angeles, she’s now writing about her personal and professional experiences with BDSM for publications including the HuffPost, Hippocampus, Pithead Chapel, Entropy, The Whorticulturalist and Mookychick. Her work has been anthologized in Dating & Sex: The Mutual Theory of Self-Destruction and My Heart to Yours: An LGBTQ+ Romance Anthology. Stephanie is also a published author of poetry and fiction; her poetry has been nominated for the Rhysling Award and Best of the Net, and her flash fiction won the O:JA&L Editor’s Prize for Flash Discourse. Born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, Stephanie now considers Los Angeles her true home.