In Conversation With My Friend, a Prostitute

Mary (not her real name) is a 22-year-old student/writer/prostitute. She has no problem calling herself a hooker, or prostitute, or what her clients prefer: an escort.

“When I jokingly call myself a ‘prostitute’—or not even jokingly, seriously, with a client—he’d be like, ‘don’t say that! That’s not what you are! You’re an escort!’”