Audacia Ray is a media maker and advocate who is based in New York City. Audacia is the Program Officer for Online Communications and Campaigns at the International Women’s Health Coalition. She consults on information and communications technologies for the Global Network of Sex Work Projects. As a co-founder of advocacy organization Sex Work Awareness, Audacia leads annual media training workshops and is providing technical support for a research study investigating the use of content filters on public library and college computers with Internet access. Audacia also hosts a monthly storytelling series, The Red Umbrella Diaries, where people who have worked in the sex trade gather to share stories and document their experiences.
Audacia is the author of Naked on the Internet: Hookups, Downloads, and Cashing In on Internet Sexploration and has written and edited a variety of blogs about sexuality and culture, including her personal blog Waking Vixen, which launched in 2004. Audacia is a former sex worker who was an executive editor at the Utne Reader award-winning $pread magazine for three years. She has shot and edited a variety of videos and video podcasts, including Naked City TV, a fifteen episode documentary video show that she produced for the Village Voice in 2008. Audacia developed a syllabus and taught as an adjunct professor of Human Sexuality at Rutgers University for three semesters. Audacia has a BA from Eugene Lang College at the New School and a MA from Columbia University.