Erie, a trans woman, was inspired to open her own escort service after she saw a transgender woman named Elly Escorts being treated like a second-class customer at the restaurant where she works.
“I saw Elly and the way she was treated and how the staff treated her, and I just thought, ‘If there’s something I can do to help people like Elly,’ ” she said.
“So I wanted to be a part of it.”
Her experience at Erie began with her boss, a woman who Erie knew from her time working at a similar restaurant.
“She was really supportive of her, she really liked her,” Erie said.
“She was a really nice lady and she was super friendly and very caring and she knew that I was transgender.”
It wasn’t until she went back to Erie’s restaurant in the early hours of the morning, with a customer waiting for her, that Erie realised she was transgender.
“I felt really scared and really anxious, but I knew I wasn’t alone,” Eri said.
Erie is now the founder and CEO of ErieEscorts.com, a platform that allows transgender clients to meet escorts and escorts to clients.
“When I went to Erich, I had no idea she was trans,” Erio said.
She said her experience has made her more determined to make the world a better place for transgender people.
“Being trans is a huge part of my life and I don’t want to lose that part of who I am,” she said, adding that she’s also started to make a difference in her own life.
“A lot of transgender people, if you’re going to be out, you’re never going to have any privacy.
You can’t hide, you can’t do anything.
So I want to change that.””
You’re not a celebrity, you are a stranger.
So I want to change that.”
Erie’s experience with Erieescorts.me, which launched in January, has been a success, with more than 5,000 trans people using the service since it launched.
“Erie really knows the trans community, and she’s the one who knows how to get the most out of us,” said Erie.
“We know what our customers need, and what they want,” she added.
“We have people come in and talk to us about their life and their issues.”
And she really listens to them, she’s really caring.
We’re really lucky to have her around.
“Ericie and Erie escorting, a service that offers transgender people a safe, professional experience.
Source: Al Jazeera and Al Jazeera America