Tina Horn is a writer, educator, interdisciplinary media-maker, queer punk, and true karaoke believer.
Currently, she produces and hosts Why Are People Into That?!, a popular podcast that demystifies desire. she is the author of Love Not Given Lightly, a collection of nonfiction stories about bay area sex workers; and a new guide to dirty digital ethics and etiquette called sexting .
In 2010, she co-created, produced, and directed a video project called QueerPorn.Tv, which won two Feminist Porn Awards (Honored Website 2011 & Most Diverse Cast 2012) and a Cinekink Award (Best Experimental Short), in addition to being nominated for an AVN (Best Alternative Website).
Tina holds an MFA in Creative Nonfiction Writing from Sarah Lawrence College and is a LAMBA Literary Fellow. Her writing appears in Unshaven, Girl Sex 101, six Cleis Press anthologies including Best Sex Writing 2015; she has also blogged for Vice, the Rumpus, The Toast, Nerve, Helix Queer Performance Network, 4UMag, Kinky, Fleshbot and Gaga Stigmata, and published articles in The Believer, AORTA, and Whore! magazines. She is the Creative Director of the sex culture focused imprint threel media, editing books by Jiz Lee and Siouxsie Q.
Over the past five years, Tina’s lectures on dirty talk, sex worker self care, and spanking have been featured at a variety of international venues, including The New School, Good Vibrations, Red Umbrella Diaries, Perverts Put Out, Lesbian Sex Mafia, Dark Odyssey, and the Feminist Porn Conference at University of Toronto.
She has been a consultant on subjects of kink lifestyle, sex worker rights, and feminist pornography on HuffPost Live, The Washington Post, National Geographic, and at UC Berkeley and Evergreen College.
Born in Northern California, Tina now lives in Manhattan.