On Jan 25, 1917 300 sex workers in San Francisco marched to protest the imminent closure of their brothels. The Old Pro Project is an annual event that builds towards this anniversary. We are part of a multigenerational movement that has been advocating for our rights for over a hundred years.


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Adra Boo | Songwriter & Singer in Seattle

Seattle soul singer, emcee, teacher, Rain City Rock Camp Ladies Rock Camp Director, “Westminster Daddy” and auntie, Adra Boo, walks through walls. While some in the age look to construct boxes for others, Boo flouts these efforts, working to inspire through interconnectivity, sacrifice and, of course, a touch of sweetness. Adra performs as part of new wave noir band Hotels, SimonePin Productions and Dark Diamonds Burlesque, indie-soul duo Fly Moon Royalty, and as a solo artist, sharing stages with internationally known musicians and burlesque performers across the country.

A veteran performer on myriad stages, Boo has been compared to timeless musicians like Aretha Franklin and Tina Turner, unafraid to ruffle feathers or rouse would-be audiences. And while all of these efforts cause her to stand out in the city, it’s her work as an artistic liaison that has made her a local legend.

Adra’s connection to sex work involves growing up sex-worker adjacent as a kid, probably seeing and knowing way too much about “adult matters”, and as an adult, having deep connections to those in the local sex-work scene. Let’s just say… she’s dabbled in some things, but frankly, that’s Auntie’s business!

“As a songwriter, I love to tell a story, and knowing that there’s such a story around the folx that built cities and continue to uplift using our bodies, being given the opportunity to write something powerful for this project was a right-on-time gift and a pleasure!” — Adra Boo

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The Old Pro Project Happenings in Seattle

Katherine – Play Your Part Seattle Panelist

Katherine – Play Your Part Seattle Panelist

get involved in the Old Pro Project now »Katherine | Play Your Part Seattle Panelist Katherine, who occasionally prefers the honorific Mistress, is a Professional Dominatrix, Kink Educator, and Relationship Coach, specializing in alternative sexuality, open...

Cory – Play Your Part Seattle Panelist

Cory – Play Your Part Seattle Panelist

get involved in the Old Pro Project now »Cory | Play Your Part Seattle Panelist Cory is a transmasculine Adventure Consultant, kinky companion, arts worker, and harm reductionist. Cory is a panelist for the Play Your Part Seattle's production of Mae West's Sex, a play...

Mistress M – Play Your Part Seattle Panelist

Mistress M – Play Your Part Seattle Panelist

get involved in the Old Pro Project now »Melissa Maven (Mistress M) | Play Your Part Seattle Panelist Melissa Maven (Mistress M) is a sensual dominatrix, educator, sex worker activist and digital artist living in Portland, Oregon. She loves riding her bike to find...

Mae West’s Sex – Play Your Part Seattle

Mae West’s Sex – Play Your Part Seattle

get involved in the Old Pro Project now »May West's Sex | Play Your Part Seattle We’re partnering with Play Your Part Seattle for their upcoming production of Mae West's Sex, a play with music that explores the lives of sex workers in the 1920s. Originally shut down...

Mx. Pucks A’Plenty – Seattle City Coordinator

Mx. Pucks A’Plenty – Seattle City Coordinator

get involved in the Old Pro Project now »Mx. Pucks A'Plenty City Coordinator for Seattle Mx. Pucks A'Plenty is the Director of Junk in da Trunk, the Michelle Obama of Burlesque, and Seattle's Own Mxtress of Thiccness! Pucks is the founder and co-producer behind What...

Ms. Briq House – Burlesque Goddess in Seattle

Ms. Briq House – Burlesque Goddess in Seattle

get involved in the Old Pro Project now »Ms. Briq House | Burlesque Goddess in Seattle As seen in 21st Century Burlesque Magazine's 2018 Top 50, Autostraddle‘s 23 Black Queer & Trans Femmes to Follow as well as: The House of Knyle, Seattle Times, Time Magazine,...

D’Monica Leone – Choreographer in Seattle

D’Monica Leone – Choreographer in Seattle

get involved in the Old Pro Project now »D'Monica Leone | Choreographer in Seattle   D'Monica Leone is a zoo of artistry at its finest. As a model, MUA, Femme presenting burlesque performer and drag queen AND as the current reigning Seattle's Queer Monarch, they...

Saira Barbaric – Casting Coordinator in Seattle

Saira Barbaric – Casting Coordinator in Seattle

get involved in the Old Pro Project now »Saira Barbaric | Casting Coordinator in Seattle Saira Barbaric is a surrealist slut monster, a homegrown sex witch and a nonstop creator. They/he/she/ze strives to blend genders and bend genres with their creations to enable...

The Old Pro Project – Seattle Proposal

The Old Pro Project – Seattle Proposal

get involved in the Old Pro Project now »The Old Pro Project | Seattle Proposal A group of sex workers, artists, and allies will be creating a sex worker anthem to celebrate and honor legendary Madame Lou Graham. Sex workers are a vanguard of the Seattle burlesque and...

Dr. Charlene J. Fletcher – Lead Historian

Dr. Charlene J. Fletcher – Lead Historian

get involved in the Old Pro Project now »Dr. Charlene J. Fletcher | The Old Pro Project Lead Historian   Historian, womanist, activist, and lover of most things Kentucky, Charlene holds a Ph.D. in History from Indiana University, specializing in 19th century...

Savannah Sly – National Coordinator

Savannah Sly – National Coordinator

Savannah Sly | National Coordinator   Savannah Sly is a career sex worker based in Seattle who embraces the arts as a medium for change. As a long time political advocate for sex workers rights, Sly has collaborated with others to produce panels, performances,...

Irene Merrow – Community Manager & Publicist

Irene Merrow – Community Manager & Publicist

get involved in the Old Pro Project now »Irene Fagan Merrow | Community Manager & Publicist Irene Merrow is a comedian, sex worker, content creator, and writer; a woman who wears many hats and sometimes nothing at all. Merrow moved to New York City in 2014 to...