May you tuned into TER recently and saw me on the front page. I was very surprised to learn that my photos and new video had been so well-received by the members that I was nominated to appear on the homepage for the season.
While I have many, many, many issues with review-culture, and have really slowed my participation on discussion boards, I do feel honored to have my creative works recognized by such a large community. Especially as 2017 was the year of my shaved head.
I absolutely love rocking a buzz cut. While I am growing my hair back out now in 2018, it is great to know that an “alt” look can be successful in this industry. And moreover, I received an overwhelming amount of encouragement and support. Providers from all around contacted me saying how awesome it was to see someone with an such a different look and owning it. I am so for everyone expressing who they are, their true selves, and feel honored if I encouraged anyone to be more so. I have been encouraged by so many ^.^
Just in case you missed it, or don’t have a membership to the site (no problem at all!), here is the interview featured on the front page. I did have a bit of fun with these questions, and I hope you have a bit of fun too. Happy trails, folks:
TER: How do you feel about being selected Ms TER?
Zooey: I greatly value this and every opportunity to connect with fellow providers and patrons. On my social media accounts and website, I post, write, and repost about provider resources, social justice issues, and activism opportunities. I want to be a positive resource for anyone in this industry and am always happy to share or discuss my experiences.
TER: Your video was really enjoyed by the members. Did you find it hard to make? How did you come up with it?
Zooey: Wow! Thank you so much to the members! Really, that’s just so right on. I am so very lucky in that I have a network of devastatingly talented friends. Friends who not only share my creative drive and passion to produce, but who are also supportive of sex worker rights and free speech. Because of my support system, I find it very easy to create creative content. For me, the hardest part about creating is actually getting my thoughts down in some organized and communicative form. My latest video is entitled “L.A. Woman” and I really just wanted to capture one of my Downtown LA walks. I walk everywhere (usually with headphones) and am always struck by LA’s beauty. An historic beauty we’ve all awed at on the silver screen. I am a California girl through-and-through and wanted to share my love of the West Coast. So many influential artists, such as The Doors, have been swayed by LA’s awesome vibe, and I am no exception to that sway.
TER: Are you working toward an ultimate goal? Or, do you find this work something you want to do in the long-term?
Zooey: I am always working towards the ultimate goal. You know, that unshakeable happiness. That feeling of being a complete person. Yes, I am always working towards that goal. And, perhaps counterintuitive to what many may think, this industry makes that evermore possible. I do not know if this is something I will never not do as it has allowed me to do so much. I have finished a graduate degree. I am debating whether to go after another one. I’ve started my own business. I could go on and on… I have never been one who easily envisions the future. So, I very much enjoy experiencing the mysteries of life unfold and don’t think I could ever try to control those forces.
TER: What sort of qualities do you think one needs to possess or cultivate to be successful in this business?
Zooey: Being able to define what success looks like for oneself is a key element to being successful. Each provider provides something beautifully unique, and in turn, each provider has beautifully unique needs. One person might experience success if they remain anonymous while completing a degree, while another might experience success by having thousands of followers, while yet another might feel overjoyed by paying rent on time. Luckily, no one can define what success looks like for you. I feel like I am my most successful self when I am expressing myself authentically and living congruently. When I feel I have the freedom to stand up for what I believe in or to pursue and study things I want to know more about.
TER: Anything you wished you had known when you started?
Zooey: To be honest, not really. I honestly just wish I had known about it sooner! I, by the grace of my faerie heaux mothers, knew a lot when I started. I was an assistant for a couple of independent providers and a booker for a large agency before becoming a provider myself. I was well-versed in verification and screening methods, and had access to providers nationally who graciously answered any and every question I had. I really love what I do and have never regretted my choices. Some things can’t be rushed. Some things can’t be taught. And some things must be learned. I’m just enjoying the trip.
TER: Have you ever had second thoughts about this business?
Zooey: Nope. Not for a second. I am going to take off my cavalier coat and laissez-faire facade for a second to recognize how privileged I am to be able to type that. To recognize how much I owe to sheer luck and mere circumstance. And I have to express my deepest gratitude to anyone who calls themselves a sex worker. It takes so much bravery to do so. Here in the US, throughout the world, and throughout time. Thank you all for being so inspiring. The right now is so right on. I love logging on and being bombarded with art and beauty and abundant creativity from fiercely sexy powerhouse people. It’s just incredible. Keep on keeping on!
TER: How do you handle first-timers or those who have limited experience with escort services?
Zooey: I have a well-crafted email. Please shoot one over for any and all inquiries.
TER: What are your suggestions to clients to make their encounter the most enjoyable?
Zooey: So many of us go through so much effort to make each and every encounter the best time ever. Like, really! So many of us have assembled artful websites and loaded FAQ sections and curated incredible incalls all for your pleasure. Taking the time to read and provide everything prior to an encounter, as well as during, will truly lead to an organically fun time. And really, we should always be striving for fun.
TER: What characteristics does your ideal man have?
Zooey: Infectious positivity.
TER: What body part (of a man) turns you on (before you get all his clothes off)?
Zooey: At university I attended baseball games and chose to watch from the outfield. So if I had to say, I guess I’m quite the butt girl.
TER: If we sat on the beach and drank wine and ate great food just you and I, what would you tell me about yourself and your life?
Zooey: Most likely something shocking. Just kidding! I mean, maybe, he he. But really, what a great setting! I revel in meaningful conversation and always look forward to learning about other’s adventures. I’m not afraid to brush up against any topic even though I often end up with my foot in my mouth. Such a Sagittarius.
TER: What are your passions outside of this business?
Zooey: Someone once called me a renaissance woman. I was so flattered. But often I feel like I’m the renaissance woman’s underachieving cousin he he he. I have so many interests and I’ve done many things and I’m still honing many crafts. What you might learn about me all depends upon the day. On Monday I might tell you about my legal aspirations, on Tuesday I might share about poetry and publishing. On Wednesday I might tell you about BDSM or producing porn, and on Thursday we might gaggle about travel.
TER: Do your family and friends know what you do?
Zooey: Oh yes, in fact, my mom often texts me about photoshoot ideas . I am so very grateful to be able to share my authentic self with those nearest and dearest to me.
TER: What is your favorite type of music?
Zooey: This is so very cliche, but I don’t have a favorite. I have so many favorites. And again, whatever is rocking through the speakers totally depends upon the day. I bounce from Brit Pop to Punk to 70’s Psychedelic then back on down to Motown. And you will have to endure me singing along! You can often find me in LA’s arenas and intimate venues, too. Live music events are the best time.
TER: What kind of diet and fitness regime do you follow?
Zooey: I get pretty grumpy if I don’t workout. I am and always have been an active person. At the moment, I’m married to barre and sprinkle in yoga, dance, and outdoor adventures. I’ve played many sports and am always wanting to learn new ones. Like many lifelong athletes, I get a kick out of pushing my body and testing its limits. I have a really hard time putting a label on my diet, though. If I had to say, I am a reducitarian and have been transitioning to a more vegan lifestyle within the last year. I am an adventurous eater, however, and take advantage of what delicacies my travels have presented. It’s so hard to say no to new things!
TER: What are your lifestyle specifics that makes who you are?
Zooey: I am unapologetically myself all the time. Life is truly too short to waste it doing anything uninteresting. Fun is a defining factor and worthwhile goal in all my aspirations.
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