"Jennifer Steele Mondello’s Adult Agency is a necessary, uncomfortable read. The author’s courageous, oftentimes jarring story juxtaposes her childhood conditioning at the hands of a potentially pedophilic groomer alongside her adult life as a feature performing sex worker who juggles motherhood and financial challenge with flaming poi balls and ruthless honesty. This searing expose examines sex-workers’ rights to consent, and what happens to Steele Mondello when this right is taken from her when infamous porn star Ron Jeremy rapes her, and shockingly, when she takes away the right to consent from another woman. Revealing the dangers fueled by patriarchal power that are all too inherit in sex work—but that also occur in the lives of every woman—Adult Agency illuminates what is hidden and lights the way for a long-overdue culture of consent."
--Rhonda Randall, author of Half-Breed Vamp
"Sex! Drugs! Rock-N-Roll! Yes, it’s in here. How about a hot, nude, blonde, fire-breathing pyromancer? It’s in here, too. Now that I have your attention, let me tell you that ADULT AGENCY is a clear-eyed pull-no-punches account of one young woman’s struggles to navigate an industry where seemingly clear skies and smooth sailing can turn dark and treacherous fast. A world where personal boundaries get blurry and lines get crossed. How does past trauma affect the present and future? What do you do when no one believes a predator is manipulating you? Or worse, few seem to care. And what happens when you find yourself over the line? Pick up ADULT AGENCY by Jennifer Steele Mondello. You won’t be able to put it down."
Cameron Mulligan, Santa Barbara CA
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