Nihils Rev is an independent scholar in Northampton, Massachusetts. They work in local community organizing on queer and trans issues. Their research interests include gender philosophy, sex work, and impossible subjectivities. They are coauthoring a book on theories of disgust, transsexuality, and transsexuality.
Fiona Maeve Geist is a PhD candidate in the philosophy, interpretation and culture program at SUNY Binghamton. Her dissertation is located at the intersection of genealogy, the history of sex work, medical discourses, endocrinology, and plastic surgery, and the impact of colonialism on sexuality and gender.
This article interrogates how the figure of the trans street-based sex worker is deployed to argue for positive intervention on behalf of trans individuals, in addition to how it is used at the expense of a variety of trans experiences of sex work. As a corollary, this article addresses how a nuanced account of trans sex work, responsive to these concerns, can provide the basis for a more robust conception of trans theory.