Q&A With Cinnamon Maxxine: A Fat Black Sex Worker Speaks Out

Headshot of Cinnamon Maxxine, a black genderqueer sex worker.
Cinnamon Maxxine

As co-organizers of Godless Perverts, Greta Christina and I have had the honor of working with Cinnamon Maxxine on several occasions. At one of the Godless Perverts Story Hours, Cinnamon did a great burlesque performance which they followed up with an improvised account of coming out to their parents about doing sex work and the consequences that followed. Since then, Cinnamon has co-hosted two Godless Perverts Social Clubs: One about sex work politics, and another about cultural appropriation in alternative sexuality communities. I think that I can speak for Greta as well as myself when I say that we both look forward to any opportunity to work with Cinnamon. They’re as passionate as they are insightful, and have a lot to say about issues that often are far too neglected even in social justice communities, such as body image, racism, sex work, mental health, and all the places that those topics intersect.

When I read on Facebook that Cinnamon was starting a Patreon page in order to support their own blogging and writing, I thought that it was an excellent opportunity to introduce them to people here. Check out the Q&A below for your first taste of a truly wonderful person and powerful activist. (Note: One of the pictures near the bottom of the article is a NSFW nude shot from one of Cinnamon’s porn shoots.)

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Q&A With Cinnamon Maxxine: A Fat Black Sex Worker Speaks Out
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100 Facts About Me (Part 4): The Oxford Comma, My Taste in Books, and Why I Like Being in the Friend Zone

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Here we are: The final countdown. I hope that this has been an interesting start to my tenure at The Orbit, and not a massive exercise in self-involvement.

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100 Facts About Me (Part 4): The Oxford Comma, My Taste in Books, and Why I Like Being in the Friend Zone

100 Facts About Me (Part 3): Being a Godless Pervert, the Cult of the D20, and Fishnet Stockings

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And now we’ve passed the halfway point; this one officially takes us to the three-quarters marker. This includes a few facts on becoming an atheist, being a Godless Pervert, how good I look in fishnet stockings, and my favorite tabletop RPGs.

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100 Facts About Me (Part 3): Being a Godless Pervert, the Cult of the D20, and Fishnet Stockings

An Introduction of Sorts: 100 Facts About Me (Part 1)

I have really been unsure about how to introduce my new blog at The Orbit. The honor of it is pretty damn overwhelming. A good chunk of the writers here are people that I’ve been reading and admiring for a long time, and the ones that are new to me seem to be every bit as incredible. There is, to put it bluntly, a fuckload of brain power and integrity here.

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Even at the best of times, I’m never really good at introducing myself in writing. Whenever an editor asks me to furnish them with an author bio, I kind of freeze up; after writing 2,000 to 4,000 of intensely researched and proofread prose, those three lines about me are always the hardest to write.

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An Introduction of Sorts: 100 Facts About Me (Part 1)