Monica Torres

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Monica Torres is a co-founder of High-Strung. In the daytime, she’s a reporter on the workplace. At home, she thinks too much about feelings and how tech disguises human choices as defaults. Her writing has appeared in Quartz, Fusion, Slate, Real Life Magazine and The Hairpin.

E-mail: monica@highstrung.co | Twitter: @monifierce


The Sex Worker Putting Herself Through Law School: “It’s a lot more than a transaction of sex or a lap dance. People are…paying to feel powerful, they’re paying to feel like their boss.”

How People Are Using Gifs to Get Off: On swapping sex gifs as party favors in participatory online porn culture.

Revisiting the Sex Scenes of Our Pasts: Do these scenes stand the test of time? Are they actually sexy, or just sexy to a 12-year-old who doesn’t know any better?

“Get Out”: A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste: The film shows us that the scariest thing racism makes you lose is yourself.
Invaders in My Stream: On Being Cyberstalked: The summer I turned 25, I gained a firsthand education into personal and anonymous cyberstalking after being featured in a Breitbart article.
I, Obama: A Robotic Look at the Last Four Years: Throughout his presidency, Barack Obama was called “cool” and “aloof.” This experimental piece of fiction uses quotes from news articles and takes them at their word.