The Team

dacia-forwebsite Audacia Ray, Founder and Director
Audacia Ray is a former sex worker who was an executive editor at the Utne Reader award-winning sex worker-run $pread magazine for three years and founded the Red Umbrella Project in the summer of 2010. She is the editor of RedUP’s literary journal Prose & Lore: Memoir Stories About Sex Work, as well as Ceyenne Doroshow’s book Cooking in Heels: A Memoir Cookbook. She leads media, memoir, and advocacy trainings at RedUP, and sometimes tells her own stories at RedUP’s public events. She has a BA from Eugene Lang College at the New School and a MA from Columbia University and has previously done communications work for the International Women’s Health Coalition and the Global Network of Sex Work Projects.

For inquiries about collaboration, press inquiries, and other thoughts about our programs, email: audaciaray@redumbrellaproject.org

jenna-forwebsiteJenna Torres, Community Organizer
Jenna is a mother, a writer, a two-time semi finalist in Urban Word Poetry Slam and an advocate on a collision course between reality and creativity. Email her to get involved with RedUP’s community organizing work: jenna@redumbrellaproject.org