Zola Jesus On The Zola Story: “I Hope It Sheds Some Light On The Importance Of Sex Workers’ Rights”
Respect, from one Zola to another.
By now, you should have a full grasp of the saga of "Zola," Jessica, Z, and Jarret—celebrities and brands have already picked up on the epic tale, which was originally published on Twitter. And as more than 2 million readers can now attest, Zola's writing is as entertaining as the implications of some of her subjects—like human trafficking—are serious.
On Wednesday, The FADER reached out to another notable Zola—singer and FADER cover star Zola Jesus, to see if she'd read the story. She had, and she saluted it, most of all for the attention it called to sex workers:
"Respect to the saga of trap Zola," she wrote in an email. "As juicy as it is, that story is unfortunately very real for many women who are working without regulations in the sex work industry. If anything, I hope it sheds some light on the importance of sex workers' rights. At least Zola has a sense of humor about it."
Check out Zola Jesus' recent video for "Nail" and reread her 2011 FADER cover story.