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Melissa Petro

Entries by Melissa Petro

Writing From the Rubber Room

(103) Comments | Posted December 4, 2010 | 4:31 PM

It was over three years ago that I was selected by the New York City Teaching Fellows program to become a public school teacher. I didn't know, at that time, that I wanted to be a teacher -- I knew only that I liked working with children, and I needed...

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Thoughts From a Former Craigslist Sex Worker

(611) Comments | Posted September 7, 2010 | 4:53 PM

People -- not just prostitutes -- have sex for many reasons. Sometimes, for some of us, one reason is money.

From October 2006 to January 2007 I accepted money in exchange for sexual services I provided to men I met online in what was then called the "erotic services" section...

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