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Isa Mazzei’s memoir “Camgirl” isn’t your average yaas queen tale of female empowerment. It’s a nuanced look at the unshakeable grip of past trauma.
After graduating from UC Berkeley with a degree in comparative literature, Mazzei worked every shitty job she could think of — bartender, front-end web designer, East European and Eurasian studies student editor, vintage clothing store clerk, ice cream scooper, English teacher, art studio assistant, and nanny — searching for her true calling until she finally stumbled into camming.
Camgirls make their money selling dopamine hits to men — a product similar to what casinos offer, with the majority of profit made through addicting addictive behaviour. As the book progresses, you begin to see how hard it is for the girls to break free of their addictions and find ways out of this toxic system. It’s not easy, and it’s certainly not for the weak of heart.