Carol Leigh, aka The Scarlot Harlot, born 1951 in New York City, is an artist, author, film maker, and prostitutes' rights activist. She coined the term "sex worker" in a conference in 1978.  She currently chairs the Sex Worker Film and Arts festival and is the director of BAYSWAN, the Bay Area Sex Worker Advocacy Network. She lives in San Francisco. She is bisexual.
- Carol Leigh. Unrepentant Whore: The Collected Writings of Scarlot Harlot. Carol Leigh Productions, San Francisco 2004
- Stephan Lemons (21 July 2000). "Sex with latex". Salon (magazine). Retrieved 2010-09-02.
- Alexandra Juhasz (2001). Women of vision: histories in feminist film and video. U of Minnesota Press. pp. 4, 13 and 342. ISBN 978-0-8166-3372-2. Retrieved 2010-09-02.
- "Inaugural Hong Kong sex workers' film festival offers nuanced, diverse portrait of trade". Malaysia Star. AP. August 14, 2006. Retrieved 2010-09-02.
- *Unrepentant Whore: The Collected Writings of Scarlot Harlot by Carol Leigh, 2004. ISBN 0-86719-584-3, p. 69
- Nate Tabak (January 28, 2002). "Illicit Career of an Adult Escort Offers the Allure of Big Money with the Risk of Violence and Disease". Daily Cal. Retrieved 2010-09-02.
- http://books.google.com/books?id=Pthxt1aCnFEC&printsec=frontcover&dq=Unrepentant+whore&hl=en&sa=X&ei=SbuiUNKrJo-D0QHQkoGQBg&ved=0CDAQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=bisexual&f=false[dead link]
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