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Melissa Gira Grant

Melissa Gira Grant, senior reporter for The Appeal, is a journalist and author who covers sexual politics, criminal justice, and human rights. Her reporting on sex work and human trafficking has been published in The Guardian, BuzzFeed, Vice, and The Nation, among others. She has been a contributing writer for Pacific Standard, the Village Voice, and Gawker Media’s Valleywag. Her latest book is “Playing the Whore: The Work of Sex Work” (Verso 2014), which has been been translated in Spanish, Korean, and several other languages.