What’s something we often get wrong about sex work?

One thing a lot of people assume about sex work is that every single person in the industry is rich. This is wrong and also erases low income workers or survival sex workers, who are still very valid.

What’s something you’re currently working on that’s both super challenging and exciting?

I’m working on building my career in sex work. It’s challenging because I do all of the work on my own, but it’s super exciting for me to see my success.

I’m working on building a better life for myself. Self healing is always challenging but it’s super exciting to see the growth in yourself and your life.

What’s the best thing about being a Pisces?

The best thing about being a Pisces is being super emotional and in tune with your emotions. I’m not sure if that’s just a Pisces trait but it is one of the best things to happen to me.

I’m very sensitive and in tune with beautiful feelings in life. I’m very understanding and empathetic. I’m able to put myself in another’s shoes very easily. I’m mystical and flowy like water.

What’s something you’re working to unlearn?

I’m working to unlearn insecurity, shame, fear, self doubt, hating my body, hating my natural hair. I’m working to unlearn associating my own chubby body to not being beautiful.

I only feel this way in regards to myself and I would like to release this because I know it’s not truth. Rewiring your brain is possible, it just takes a lot of everyday practice.

Some days are easier than others.

No one else’s beauty and shine takes away from mine.

Bria Butterfly

Who do you go to when you’re needing support and guidance?

I go to my partner, my mom, my close friends. I appreciate and am super grateful for them always. I follow individuals on Twitter who are in tune with collective energy and seeing their tweets at times really benefit me. I pray and speak to the universe and my guardian angels.

When was the last time you practiced self-care and why is self-care important to you?

I practiced self care a couple days ago by taking myself to get a mani/pedi. It was relaxing and I enjoyed treating myself in this form of self care. I also have taken some time to reflect today on my life, my dreams, my behaviors and what causes me to be the way I am.

I’ve been healing a lot of heavy energy lately and I truly do consider self reflection a form of self care.

What’s something that’s been bringing you joy lately?

Sex work brings me a lot of joy when I’m doing well. Hanging out with my partner and my family brings me a lot of joy as well.

When was a time that self-doubt was at its worst for you while on your career and life journey?

I struggle with self doubt every single day. It’s something I struggle with quite badly actually but like I said previously some days are better than others!

Being in the adult industry is a struggle sometimes because it’s so easy to compare yourself but I always try to remember that I’ll always have clients that like me for me. No one else’s beauty and shine takes away from mine.

Who are a few amazing people that we should follow and why?

@SacredStrippers is amazing.. I love everything about this community. @afrosexology is amazing. Beautiful black images and sex positivity for everyone. Both of these pages are centered around healing.

What is one piece of advice you’d give to someone struggling with self-doubt and feeling like giving up on their dreams?

Steady progress is better than none at all. Be kind to yourself and do your best to focus on the bigger picture. Do things that will help you feel better and get you closer to your dreams.

Imagine that all your life’s work disappeared and you only had 1 minute to tell the world what you truly believe to be true. What would you say?

I would say that you should experience all of the different spectrums of life that you can while you’re alive. Love yourself, your life, and your people hard.

Connect with Bria

Bria Butterfly has been a part of the adult industry since she was 18 years old. 18 was when she first became a webcam model, since then sex work has been a passion of hers, and she is really excited to make her mark in the industry. Bria Butterfly is a natural lover and friend. Twitter. Website.

Published by Sinclair P Ceasar III

Sinclair Ceasar is a speaker, podcaster, and higher ed professional committed to helping people live a better story, and be more hopeful. He sends weekly inspirational emails to over 1K readers each Monday. Email him at hello@thesapronextdoor.com or connect with him via Twitter @Sinclair_Ceasar

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