CYBERSPACEKorra Del Rio, an awarded trans performer, has co-authored an article in the latest issue of TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly, a non-medical academic journal of trans studies published by Duke University Press. Her article highlights her experience as a trans adult performer. She also appears as the issues cover model. I am excited to be featured in the latest issue of Transgender Studies Quarterly, Del Rio said. In this special issue on trans pornography, a first for the field, editors Sophie Pezzutto and Lynn Comella introduce trans pornography as a valid and important field of research. The issue brings into conversation a number of industry voices, placing particular emphasis on providing a platform for performers to talk about their experiences. In addition to appearing on the cover, an article of mine is featured in the issue, co-written with Sophie, highlighting some of the aspects of being a trans porn performer. I look forward to this issue bringing awareness about the industry and our work as performers to the field of trans studies. The article by Del Rio and researcher Pezzutto is titled Professionalism, Pay, and the Production of Pleasure in Trans Porn. The issue may be purchased here. According to its editors, TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly offers a venue for research and scholarship that contest the objectification, pathologization and exoticization of transgender lives. It publishes interdisciplinary work that explores the diversity of gender, sex, sexuality, embodiment and identity. Its mission is to foster a vigorous conversation among scholars, artists, activists and others that examines various aspects of being transgender. Korra Del Rio first debuted in the adult industry in early 2014 and since then has shot for every major trans adult studio. She is also a multi-year TEA (Transgender Erotica Awards) winner. Most recently she was nominated for the Fleshbot Awards Trans Performer of the Year. Del Rios website is KorraDelRioxxx.com. She can be found on Twitter and Instagram. She also appears on Chaturbate.
written by: Robert Neuwave