Networking for Weirdos

Professional networking is one of those things that sounds really awful if you’re at all introverted, socially awkward, or hate wearing suits. But today I am here to say that networking is for everyone, you just have to change the way you look at it. Real talk: Knowing people is how you get jobs. Knowing […]

Work It! Sexuality Educator and Researcher Dr. Debby Herbenick

Work It! is an interview series on MsBehaved featuring fascinating folks who work outside the traditional 9-5, to amuse, inspire, and light a fire under your butt to start pursuing the career of your dreams. This Work It! is kind of personal, because Dr. Herbenick is my academic advisor at the School of Public Health […]

Work It! Intuitive Eating and Body Image Coach Golda Poretsky

Work It! is an interview series on MsBehaved featuring fascinating folks who work outside the traditional 9-5, to amuse, inspire, and light a fire under your butt to start pursuing the career of your dreams. As a fat Public Health student, I am proud to feature intuitive eating and body image coach Golda Poretsky, HHC […]

Work It! Tracy Hurst: President and Matriarch of Chicago’s Metropolitan Brewing

Work It! is an interview series on MsBehaved featuring fascinating folks who work outside the traditional 9-5, to amuse, inspire, and light a fire under your butt to start pursuing the career of your dreams. Name: Tracy Hurst Age: 39 Location: Metropolitan Brewing, 5121 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago, 60640 What do you do, in your […]

Work It! Searah Deysach: Feminist Sex Shop Owner, Proponent of Honest Sex Ed & Orgasms For All

Work It! is an interview series on MsBehaved featuring fascinating folks who work outside the traditional 9-5, to amuse, inspire, and light a fire under your butt to start pursuing the career of your dreams. Name:  Searah Deysach Age:  39 Location:  Chicago, IL What do you do, in your own words, and how long have you been doing […]

Sex Shop Stories: Working for “Lifestylers” (NSFW)

Names have been changed, duh. I moved to DC in August of 2007, fresh out of undergrad at Delta State University and ready to make my fortune in writing and editing.  The first job I could find was door-to-door canvassing for a very well-known mainstream GLBT advocacy group, but of course it sucked – most […]

Work It! Clarisse Thorn: Sexuality Educator, Sex-Positive Blogger, Kinky Feminist

Work It! is an interview series on MsBehaved featuring fascinating folks who work outside the traditional 9-5, to amuse, inspire, and light a fire under your butt to start pursuing the career of your dreams. Name:  Clarisse Thorn Age: 27 going on 28 Location: Chicago, mostly What do you do, in your own words, and how long […]

Work It! Sunny Megatron: Sex Educator, Weird Tour Guide, Kinky Blogger!

Work It! is a weekly interview series featuring fascinating folks who work outside the traditional 9-5, to amuse, inspire, and light a fire under your butt to start pursuing the career of your dreams. Name:  Sunny Megatron Age: 40 Location:  I was born, raised and reside in Chicago, Illinois. What do you do, in your […]

Work It! Kelly Shibari: BBW Porn Star and Marketing Consultant

Name: Kelly Shibari Age: 40 in September. I’m owning it now before it hits me. Location: Born in Japan, currently in LA & Vegas What do you do, in your own words, and how long have you been doing it? What projects are you working on currently? I’m a voluptuous, naturally busty Asian porn performer/director/producer who […]

Work It! Kristine Hengl: “Grand Poobah” of Chicago’s Late Bar

Work It! is a weekly interview series featuring fascinating folks who work outside the traditional 9-5, to amuse, inspire, and light a fire under your butt to start pursuing the career of your dreams. Name: Kristine Hengl Age: 40 Location: Born, raised, and still living in Chicago. What do you do, in your own words, and how […]

“The Key Phrase” by the anonymous phone sex worker (NSFW)

This piece originally appeared at Sex Or Television Blog.  Her name is Eriko. She’s 21 years old, Japanese American, a BD/SM switch, an amateur sex therapist, a student at UCLA or University of Chicago, depending on the location of the caller. I know Eriko like I know myself, though she is mutable, adapting to the […]

Work It! Femmily: Youth Worker, Consent Activist, Fashionista!

I first met Femmily at Clarisse Thorn’s SEX+++  documentary series, and again at Slut Walk Chicago last summer. She is a truly inspiring human being who works with at-risk youth as a full time career, is an activist promoting consent education as a means of ending rape, and still has time to throw body-positive dance parties, […]

Work It! Cecelia Strick9: Mixologist, Artist, and Blogger

You may already be familiar with Ms. Cecelia as a regular contributor here at Ms. Behaved. What you may not know is that I initially approached her because I wanted to interview her for the Work It! series,  and she wound up sending me some awesome essays to boot! In addition to being a great […]

Work It! Q&A with Kenna King: Feminist Scholar, Promotional Model, and Hairless Cat Breeder

Welcome to Work It!, a new interview series on MsBehaved featuring fascinating folks who work outside the traditional 9-5, to amuse, inspire, and light a fire under your butt to start pursuing the career of your dreams. Our first installment features Kenna King, a woman I met at the Moral Panics of Sexuality Conference at […]

Shopping In The Men’s Department (Or, Tits In An Oxford Shirt)

My latest job venture is literally a 5-minute walk from my house.  This fact, in and of its self, is pretty unbelievable.  Going to work without using public transit or my car? Sign me up! I’m a bartender by trade, and thus have had to wear some pretty horrendous uniforms, including a bowling shirt and […]

You Might Get A Rejection Letter If… by Liz Handlin

Did you know that Jeff Foxworthy is one of the most successful comedians of all time?  His album, “You Might Be a Redneck If…” has sold millions of copies and inspired countless copycat bits.  Including this post. So, in honor of the very funny (and still relevant?) Mr. Foxworthy, I would like to present, You […]

What I Learned From My Stint In Self-Imposed Job Hell

The volatile economy has afforded me the opportunity to work in a number of short-term jobs in the financial sector, homeland security applications, corporate law firms, and tech companies.  The lack of stability is a downside, sure, but it’s actually kind of fun to be a temporary employee. For the term of your contract, you are […]