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Writing

Books, plays and essays

Ainslie began writing creative non-fiction centering around her experiences in sex work in the mid 20-teens as the topic became a less taboo topic on the internet. This pre-dated her PTSD diagnosis, and suddenly it all began to make sense. The purpose of Ainslie's writing began to take more shape as she focussed on her mental health.


Her writing, both fiction and non-fiction, tends to revolve around healing, subjective morals, and how to move forward.

 

Published Writing

 

Medium.com

How Having PTSD Can Impact Chronic Body Pain

For the past several years, I have been chasing pain in my body. It feels like a phantom......

Medium.com

PTSD + Abusive Clients

The story I am about to tell occurred well over a year ago.....

Medium.com

My Cone Biopsy and Dancing Into The Night

After almost four years in Los Angeles, I had done what any sensible girl had done: I had obtained a bachelor’s degree, done some waitressing and bartending, gotten a nose job, been a fully clothed background extra in a porno......

Medium.com

Why an Exotic Dancer Is (Financially) Just Like Your Hairdresser

When I was a stripper, people were surprisingly curious about how I made money. “So, you’re a contractor?” men would often ask.

TheMighty.com

What 'I'm Just Kidding' Sounds Like to Someone With PTSD

Have you known folks throughout your life who like to say outrageous things and wait to get a reaction out of people? Then, they follow it up with a quick, “I’m just kidding!”.......

TheMighty.com

Why We Need to Check In With Children During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Sometimes, when you think a secret of yours is accidentally showing, you go to even more trouble to hide it. In fact, some secrets are so well-hidden, you begin to hide them from yourself......

Full Length Play

Little Sister

A mother and her two daughters become housebound for two days following the hospitalization of the younger daughter. After running away and burying their problems for most of their lives, all three must address and face deep-seated issues in their relationships, and in themselves.

Finalist, Sanguine Project Playwright 2016, Brooklyn, NYC

One-Act Play

The Waitress

A very small restaurant in a modest-sized city has a small staff of three. Guests are treated to an unexpected experience of being able to receive whatever they order.

Premiered July 2016, Strawberry One-Act Festival, NYC