New restrictions associated with FOSTA/SESTA, a law designated to curb sex trafficking, has dramatically impacted the lives of America's sex workers, limiting the way they can communicate about their work online. Unsure of how to navigate the adult industry’s rapidly changing landscape, a growing number of women are seeking help from Lydia Dupra—a self-proclaimed "Heaux Mentor" who helps sex workers build and manage their brands and make connections.
We met up with Dupra for a look at her controversial business, sat down with her clients to hear how she’s mentored them, and talked about how her job and the industry are changing with the passage of FOSTA/SESTA.
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