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Stripped by SIA: a podcast on strippers and sex workers. An edgy new podcast by someone who is actually in the industry. Hosted by Steph Sia, an exotic dancer based in Vancouver, BC aims to uncover "taboo" topics such as what it's like to be a stripper, BDSM, fetishes, porn and more. Every week she'll be stripping down these topics with a feature guest to de-stigmatize these professions. Tune in weekly + subscribe! Produced & hosted by Steph Sia @siasteph Music by TED-D @djteddmusic Photogra ...
 
The Entreprenista Podcast is a weekly show featuring the stories of successful female founders and what it's really like to run a business. Hosted by Stephanie Cartin & Courtney Spritzer, co-founders of Socialfly, a leading social media marketing agency, each episode goes beyond what you see on Instagram and into the nitty-gritty of growing and scaling a company effectively from women who’ve done it. Consider this the most fun business meeting you’ll ever have.
 
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When Jamie Lima started experiencing rosacea at her dream job as a TV anchor and couldn’t find a makeup brand with the right coverage, she decided she had to launch her own line. After drafting a business plan on her honeymoon, she launched IT cosmetics, and the rest is history. Today, Jamie shares how she built her brand through pure grit and pers…
 
I was finally able to catch up with dancer, Miami Lux, who has traveled all around the USA bouncing and working from club-to-club. Currently calling Portland home (for now!), Miami opens up about their Latinx roots, how that's affected how people treat them and how they navigate their work. Miami, who identifies as enby, or non-binary, has danced i…
 
After climbing the ranks of Shopify, Atlee Clark was inspired to take the leap to launch her own business, Pika Layers. You’re about to hear how she manages her day-to-day as the Director of Operations at Shopify’s shopping assistant app while scaling her own business and making time for her family. Today, Atlee talks about how she does it all. She…
 
This is technically my 100th episode (including bonus and miniseries) and I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate than having a super amazing guest on to fit the celebration! This week I am bringing Dr. Raven Bowen, CEO of National Ugly Mugs (NUM). Based in London, UK, NUM is a by and for charity that assists and support sex workers. Prior to…
 
When Carin Luna-Ostaseski discovered the world of scotch, she realized it was full of preconceived notions and decided she wanted to create an inclusive brand that changed people’s opinions about it. She built SIA focusing on creating a flavor profile that was unique and destructive, and she hit the ground running with grit, the determination to ma…
 
I am VERY EXCITED to bring on this week’s guest because it’s a topic that we haven’t yet spoken about on the podcast…and that topic is findom. Findom, or financial domination, is a fetish involving a subordinate and dominant complex where money is given or gifted to a financial dominatrix. It’s a total power play which is gaining in popularity over…
 
Cindy Gallop is the creator of MakeLoveNotPorn, the world’s first and only user-generated, human curated social sex video-sharing platform. Cindy believes that normalizing and socializing sex makes it easier for others to talk about it openly and honestly and promotes consent, communication, and strong sexual values and behaviors. Cindy is a brand …
 
A casual Instagram encounter turned into conversation which turned into an invitation to come onto the show to speak. I invite Kit Rothschild of PACE Society to come onto the show this week to share and spread the word about PACE Society, a sex worker-led and run organization located in Vancouver, Canada. PACE Society has been supporting sex worker…
 
Kate Kimmerle, the first entrepreneur to bring sheet masks from South Korea to the United States, has been ahead of every skincare and beauty trend. She is the founder and CEO of Snaproducts and the creator of the iconic Miss Spa product line. In this episode, Kate shares her journey founding Snaproducts and how she managed to land her iconic Miss …
 
Alright, it's BONUS EPISODE TIME...featuring me. We all need a little break, don't we? Also, happy 4th of July to all my American listeners! Even more of a reason to have a bonus episode break, am I right? I had the opportunity and invitation to guest lecture again (third time's a charm - thanks Alicia!) at Florida State University in their Human S…
 
After being drawn to the company by a promise of free ice cream seventeen years ago, Bethanie Baynes is now Google’s Director of Strategic Partnerships. She is also the founder of Breadwinning Women and the host of the Working Wife, Happy Life podcast. Today, Bethanie joins us to share how she climbed the corporate ladder over the years by establis…
 
I can’t have a sex work podcast without dedicating an entire episode to sex toys! With that being said, I welcome Shelley from Pleasure Bird, Vancouver’s same-day sex toy delivery service. Although Shelley isn’t a sex worker herself, she is an advocate for positive sexual education, sexual wellness and positivity. She started Pleasure Bird last yea…
 
Focus is the key to success. Do one thing, and do it well. This is the mantra that has lead Elizabeth Edwards throughout her incredible journey. Her path has taken her from scrubbing bathrooms as a child to being hired for her first job in strategy and operations at Deloitte to launching H Venture Partners, one of the world’s only female-founded an…
 
Whatever happened to the peepshow? You know what I’m talking about. The little booth that you can peer through to see scantily-clad women dance for you. Sometimes there were even smaller venues that were connected to sex stores. Some just aired pornographic material 24/7. For a few quarters, you can pop in and get some live entertainment. But where…
 
Over the past couple of years, we’ve shared many stories of female entreprenistas who are making an impact, and this time, we’re speaking with a fourth-generation entreprenista. Lena Graham-Morris is currently the Vice President at Horus Construction Services. She grew up in the family business and is now playing an essential role in growing and sc…
 
After a ton of back and forth rescheduled and postponed interviews, the stars aligned and I was finally able to catch a wave with this water-loving Cancer, Samantha Knoxx. Samantha is a full-time companion based in London, Ontario, Canada who has dabbled in all types of sex work: stripping, erotic massage, sugaring, porn, and now finally finding he…
 
From actress to tech CEO, Cooper Harris has forged a path unlike any other we’ve heard on the podcast. After her personal experience with online shopping led her to realize there had to be an easier way to purchase products with just a few clicks, she launched Klickly, a smart commerce engine that powers impulse payment online. Today, Cooper shares…
 
I've been really excited to release this week's episode as it hits close to home and the news is hot off the press! I was able to catch Jenn Clamen who is the National Coordinator for the Canadian Alliance Sex Work Law Reform here in Canada to discuss the launch of the Charter challenge against the prostitution laws in Canada. We speak about what t…
 
With over 1.3 million followers on Instagram and a viral photo editing app, Tezza Barton is one of the leading voices in the fashion and lifestyle space today. Her brand includes her app, collage kits, and so much more. In this episode, you’ll hear how Tezza got started in content creation, built authentic partnerships with some of today’s most exc…
 
I am feeing so lucky to have connected with former dancer and writer based in Brooklyn, NY, Reese Piper, this week to talk about two things: autism and the Stop Internet Sex Exploitation Act in the USA. Sure, these things may seem like they are unrelated but perhaps they really aren’t. There’s just as much stigma in disability as there is in sex wo…
 
Susan Danziger launched her first business to solve a problem she saw, and she hasn’t stopped since. From making books accessible on your commute to combating the climate crisis with Wally Farms, Susan is a serial entrepreneur and investor with a deep drive to positively impact her community. Today, Susan shares her story. She tells the lessons she…
 
I am beyond ecstatic to bring on Miss Lady Vanessa who is a full-service sex worker based in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada. Vanessa tells us the most fascinating story of her life in sex work beginning at the ripe age of 16, being groomed by a local pimp in the big city of Vancouver and getting into sex work in the early 1990s. At the time, sex…
 
Leah Wyar was recruited as a young college graduate by Cosmopolitan, and since then she’s made her way to numerous top positions at other companies and magazines, such as Hearst. She currently holds the positions of SVP and General Manager at Dotdash, a company that includes brands like Byrdie and Brides. Today, Leah shares her story. She talks abo…
 
I am soooo excited to bring to you all this week, Jessie Sage of Peepshow Media! I have this thing of scrolling on Twitter when I wake up in the morning (because, you know, it's the last "safe" platform we have as sex workers) and I remember stumbling upon Jessie's page recently. I creeped all of her links and quickly found out that she is the co-h…
 
The key to our success in growing SocialFly was undoubtedly early networking. The power of a community of fellow entrepreneurs is invaluable. Unfortunately, it’s hard to network to scale; you can’t meet for coffee with everyone who reaches out. That’s why we started this podcast--to create a far-reaching, supportive network of Entreprenistas--and t…
 
After facing a period of anxiety at the start of a new demanding job, Sarah McDevitt discovered meditation and the transformative power it had in shifting her mindset and helping her cope with stress. This experience inspired her to launch Core, a personal meditation trainer that uses dynamic vibrations to help you stay focused. Today, Sarah joins …
 
We're gearing up for summer here in Vancouver, Canada (okay, not quite) but this week is all about channeling that BIG. GIRL. ENERGY. I invite escort, Evie Brookes, onto the show this week to speak about her experiences sampling all different types of sex work, finding her niche in escorting, talking all about body image, the terms "BBW" and "plus-…
 
Alli Webb kicked off her Entreprenista journey when she took her thriving mobile blowout business she had launched as a side hustle and turned it into the Drybar empire we all know today. You’re about to hear not only the inspiring story of how she made luxurious blowouts accessible to everyone, but also how she is now building her two latest ventu…
 
It's week 2 of Season 3 and I have been meaning to invite this week's guest onto the show for some time now. As I have guest lectured in a couple of her classes over the last year already, her invitation was long overdue. This week I am bringing on licensed therapist and counsellor, as well as adjunct professor of Human Sexuality and Florida State …
 
Bethany Braun-Silva’s first pregnancy inspired her to kick off her writing career in the parenting space, and she quickly realized she had unique stories and content to share with parents across the country. From being the editor for parenting.com to leading strategy at What to Expect, Bethany’s career story is full of perseverance, grit, and posit…
 
Wow... well, WELCOME TO SEASON 3 EVERYONE!!! What an amazing ride this has been so far! Thank you to everyone who has listened, wrote in, asked questions, recommended and referred guests, those who have reached out, and of course, my insanely intelligent guests - I really couldn't have done this with you all. Season 2 was very politically-charged a…
 
As we all experience challenging times, one of the things we all need is a sense of hope and a reminder of the power of positive thinking. Many of you may very well be aware of Stephanie Cartin’s experience with the challenges of infertility, pregnancy, loss, and the birth of her greatest gift and accomplishment, her daughter Mollie Hope. Even thou…
 
Hi folks! Season 2 has officially ended and I will be taking a 1 week break before I debut Season 3 next week! Season 2 was filled with so many political angles, activism from around the world, and revealed the injustices that were happening right here in our community. I'm so excited to bring Season 3 to you but for now, I'll leave you with a fun …
 
Emma and Zorric invite Stephanie Ver Eecke, from Love at First Flight, back to the show. Stephanie gives us a recap of her dating life before and after quarantine for COVID-19. How has dating changed while in lockdown? Stephanie gives us a teaser on what to expect from her in the future. Special Guest: Stephanie Ver Eecke IG: @stephanie.vereecke TW…
 
Bea Dixon struggled with bacterial vaginosis for almost a year and went to all kinds of doctors and products to heal it. It wasn’t until she connected with her late grandmother, whom she had never met, in a dream that she found her cure. Her grandmother gave her a recipe on a piece of paper and told her to memorize it, and when Bea woke up and made…
 
Sex workers, have you done your taxes yet? If not, then you'll want to this listen closely to this episode! I catch up with Janet who is an exotic dancer based in Toronto, Canada and a financial consultant. Having a background in accounting, she wanted to share her knowledge on personal finance and managing money and assets with her peers. To furth…
 
Emma and Zorric discuss an app that is implementing an option for background checks. Tinder announced they are partnering up with Garbo to integrate a background check option on their app. Is this a helpful idea or not? Would you use it? Creators and Hosts: Emma Pineda IG: @its_emmap Zorric Sia IG: @zorricsia TW: @zorricsia Show Contact: IG: @datep…
 
SFE126 SocialFly Entreprenista From Bachelorette to Businesswoman with Ashley Iaconetti, TV and Social Media Personality Ashley Iaconetti got her Masters from Syracuse in broadcasting, but when she was cast on The Bachelor back in 2015 she didn’t know the show would turn her into one of the OG Instagram influencers and give her an audience that she…
 
A lot of the season has been politically-charged and an expression of anger and frustration so I thought I'd take a lighter and funner approach this week...but boy, was I wrong! I brought on Virgil Avery of Foxy Fitness and pole dancer manager for Snoop Dogg and a lot of pole dancer/stripper shows out there. Virgil used to work as a bouncer for man…
 
Gregg Renfrew launched Beautycounter without any experience in the beauty industry but with a fierce desire to make clean beauty as accessible as possible. Today, with over 60,000 independent consultants, Beautycounter is taking the world of beauty by storm with locations on both coasts, and Gregg joins us to share the story of how it all started. …
 
***TRIGGER WARNING*** The episode will be discussing the topic of rape. Feel free to skip the episode or stop around the 45:00 minute mark if this is a trigger for you. It has been a minute since we've had an escort onto the show so on the Karina Riviera's recommendation (Season 1, Episode 25), I invite her duo and bestie, Yana Petrova. This full s…
 
Allie Kelly began her career in construction and architectural engineering. When she made the decision to move to something she was more passionate about, she joined the marketing team at Stein Eriksen Lodge. Since then, she has held various marketing positions at Lionbridge, SnapApp, and Attivio. In 2016, she took the position of CMO at JazzHR as …
 
I have finally found the perfect guests to help articulate the world's most popular fetish: feet fetishes! It's been a LONG time since I've talked about this (and in a much broader scope at that) and I'm so excited to welcome Ennie and TopToes from the Oh Those Toes Podcast! We are diving deep into the wild world of foot fetishes and all its subgen…
 
Emma and Zorric talk about a popular 90s movie that is coming back with a new lead. They discuss a study from Switzerland which explored if couples finding love through dating apps had stronger long-term success. What factors are needed in order to let your dating app relationship succeed? Creators and Hosts: Emma Pineda IG: @its_emmap Zorric Sia I…
 
Hilary Coles launched Hims & Hers when, after moving from Canada to the US, she discovered that navigating the healthcare system isn’t nearly as simple as it could be. Through the companies, she has helped destigmatize both physical and mental health issues. She built the two brands from the ground up, and through them, she continues to make the ex…
 
As sex workers (and as womxn in general), we have the unfortunate pleasure of dealing with an exceptional amount of harassment. Whether it's unsolicited dick pics, countless DMs in your inbox or something as simple as cat calling when you're walking down the street, we are constantly subject to this. It's never fun. But sometimes these "harmless" t…
 
Julie Rice discovered her passion for makeup as a teen when she found the Clinique Counter at Nordstrom. She was trained at FIT and began working at a makeup counter, but when she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis just five days before her wedding, she became attuned to the importance of health. She launched Inner Beauty, a clean cosmetics bran…
 
I am very excited to bring on Dr. Tamara O'Doherty of Simon Fraser University's School of Criminology. SFU is my alma mater and is the #1 school in the nation (Canada) for Criminology so I was super stoked to invite Tamara onto the show to share her expertise, research and findings on the topic at-hand this week. As sex workers, we are are deeply a…
 
Ashley Hearon-Smith and Keri Setaro have two things in common: they both have backgrounds in entertainment and they’re both hustlers. They met when they were recruited to play best friends for the Scary Mommy podcast and quickly became the real thing. Recently they started their current podcast, Momtourage, where they talk about the mom life. They’…
 
We've got a few bodies onto the show today! I am super excited to invite Dr. Tuulia Law, Jennifer* and Janice* from Work Safe Twerk Safe onto the show today! It's a 50/50 split in today's episode where I spend the first half of the episode speaking with Dr. Law from the Criminology department of York University discussing her extensive work and res…
 
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