We interviewed Harley Marie, 30 year old content creator, cam model, and brand ambassador based on the East Coast. She has been working in the online adult industry since 2007 and has graciously agreed to answer some questions about her experience.
Question: “Let’s talk about the early days and learning how to run your business. What were some of your biggest challenges?”
“Staying true to myself and not doing just what my fans wanted.”
Question: “Can you identify any ideas you once held about the world, and how your work in the adult industry has changed or affected these?”
“I still feel the same. They’re just boobs.”
Question: “How has your work in the adult industry changed you as a person or affected your personality?”
“I feel like I’m way more outgoing and confident than I was when I was younger.”
Question: “How has your work changed or affected your personal relationships with family and friends?”
“Some accept it, some don’t. I’m happy with where I am, and if people don’t support me and my choices that’s ok.”
Question: “What is the most positive thing that has come into your life since beginning your journey in the adult industry, that you attribute to the work you do?”
“All the amazing friends I’ve made and the opportunities I’ve been given.
I feel like my personality has opened a lot of doors for myself.”
Question: “Where do you see yourself in 5 or 10 years? How does the adult industry factor into your future goals?”
Harley: “I hope to have and run my own production company.
I will always have a foot in the industry.”
Question: “Our society has a lot of preconceived ideas about sex work. Tell us something about you or your work that would surprise someone who doesn’t know better.”
Harley: “I feel like I help a lot of people during their bad days.
I can lift someone’s spirits and that is really an amazing thing.”
Question: “What do you think is the most important piece of wisdom you could possibly impart on someone just getting started in the industry?”
Harley: “Always get your contracts in order.”