Annie Sprinkle (b. Philadelphia, PA 1954) is a performer, author, sex-educator and artist. Sprinkle, born Ellen F. Steinberg, is a former sex worker and porn star. She holds a BFA in photography from the School of Visual Arts and a PhD in Human Sexuality from the Institute of Advanced Study of Human Sexuality. She has appeared in dozens of commercial and adult films, is a published author and tours as a performer and sex educator. She is one of the founders of the sex positive feminist movement. She often collaborates with Veronica Vera and has worked with avant-garde theater director Richard Schechner. She premiered Post-Porn Modernist with Emilio Cubeiro at The Kitchen in 1990. For more information see the artist’s website,