Tara Burns, Narratively

Tara Burns


New York, United States

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Past articles by Tara:

Twitter Trolls Outed My Porn Star Past. So I Embraced It.

I'd spent years running from my time as “Wendy James” and building a new life as a lawyer. But the truth is she'd been with me all along. → Read More

Can Virtual Reality Change Minds on Social Issues?

These activists are harnessing the power of VR to tackle everything from abortion to workplace harassment. → Read More

The Census Always Boxed Us Out

For most of our history, the U.S. government treated biracial Americans as if we didn’t even exist, but my family has stories to tell. → Read More

They Once Hunted Lions. Now They're Saving Them.

On the Kenyan savannah, a new model for community-based conservation takes root. → Read More

The Fire That Forced Me to Finally Say Goodbye

When my house burned down with Mom’s ashes inside, I lost her all over again. → Read More

What Life Is Like in a Village with No Children

After a drought devastated La Cienga, Ecuador, every working family packed up and left. Just twelve somber senior citizens linger with the ghosts of their former lives. → Read More

Winter Is Coming: Eight Stories That Will Chill You to the Bone

Warm up to these terrific tales, in spite of their frigid settings. Grab a blanket, a cup of hot cocoa and your laptop...you're going to be here a while. → Read More

Utopia for the Ostracized

How generations of homeless Burmese living with leprosy found community in a thriving, inclusive society in the remote mountains of their ethnically-torn country. → Read More

Kids, We’re Moving to Greenland

For generations, Greenland’s best and brightest have done all they can to leave the island as quickly as possible. But now a few young parents are bringing their families back to this frigid frontier. → Read More

The Race to Save the Baby with ‘Two Heads’

A rare birth defect leaves a Myanmar newborn with a dangerous bulge growing from her head. When local doctors say there’s nothing they can do, her desperate parents scrape together the funds for an epic journey to save her life. → Read More

Living the Alaskan High Life—With No Running Water

As a child, I so loved living in a dry cabin—as we Alaskans call them—that I live in one now, as do thousand of Alaskans. Maybe it's right for you. → Read More

Wonder Woman Was Created by a Radical Feminist Bondage Fetishist Who Wanted a Matriarchal Utopia

William Marston wanted girls to know they could do anything boys could do better. And in chains. → Read More

A New Lawsuit Aims to Decriminalize Prostitution in California

Advocates hope the case will have ripple effects in several western states. → Read More

From Teenaged Prostitute to Sex Workers' Rights Advocate

Activist Bella Robinson feels victimized by laws intended to help people like her. → Read More

​Portland’s Vegan Strip Club Is Being Sued for Allegedly Mistreating Its Dancers

Dancers I spoke with complained of unreasonably long hours and a pattern of dehumanizing behavior by management that ranged from throwing away a dancer's non-vegan food to groping and spanking. → Read More

Why Sex Workers Need Their Own Day

To this day, sex workers are targeted by serial killers and other criminals and are afraid of going to the police. → Read More

Allison Moon Writes About Queer Sex-Ed and Werewolves

When some LG​BT readers hear the name Allison Moon, they automatically think about Moon's lesbian werewolf novels. But when Moon isn't writing horror stories, she's working as a sex educator. → Read More

Fighting Terror and Chasing Goats in Boko Haram Country

As militants spread violence throughout northern Nigeria, a disparate array of crime fighters, Islamic police and volunteer vigilantes do what they can to keep the peace. → Read More

Whore to Culture

The first thing I realize about grad school is that it's not like a strip club: There is no saying “fuck you” to a patronizing middle aged man who tries to tell me what to do and still waltzing across… → Read More

The FBI Shut Down MyRedBook, and That's Dangerous for Sex Workers

Logging into Facebook on June 26, I was immediately confronted by dozens of screenshots of a notice with FBI and IRS seals indicating that MyRedBook, a free advertising network for escorts, had been s… → Read More