January Seraph Fetish Icon Has Passed Away

It is with a heavy heart that I write these words to the internet today.

My long time friend, Adult Industry collaborator and Model in my own work, January Seraph has died.

I heard the news 13 hours ago and have not been able to take a moment to sit down and pen this missive until now, because I have been absolutely speechless.I have not been able to locate an official Obituary and I will not publish it when I do locate that information, but will update the post that it has been confirmed.

I have known January for the better part of a decade online. Since around the time that I launched LazerBunny (2006) and began getting some attention from media outlets (2007) FleshBot and other online pages of the Alt Info World.. I began speaking with January online. Since that time I have worked with her on several occasions. In the past 3 years, that included shooting photos and video, and I also personally designed one edition of her website(s). She was a contract model with my company AltPorn Network, and I was contracted with Seraph Omnimedia.

january seraphDuring the time that I am working closely with a person, I get to know them.

January and I were always very friendly to one another even before we met in person, we always got along. I was familiar with her through a mutual friend in the Adult Industry that had shot photos of her before her career took off around 2008 when she became increasingly popular. January was not just any Model, she also owned a Production Company, Seraph OmniMedia and several dozen websites to promote her various brands, a studio for BDSM sessions and she worked with a handful of websites both large and small. January was an Entrepreneur. I know, because I have partnered with her on her projects. She has also trained many Pro Domme and Fetish Models and helped them to get started in their careers. Possibly some that you have heard of, and didn't realize that she was the one to help them. She ran into lots of issues helping people.. they stole from her, took her gear, and generally tried just about every way to get over on her, all the while pretending to be her "pupil" and acting appreciative. She wasn't someone that was just in it to make a few dollars, or get some free latex.. or just not have to work a regular job. January Seraph is one of only a handful of Women that I know in the Adult Industry that I would consider to be a real Star and a REAL ENTREPRENEUR.

I have seen all different levels of Adult Industry -

From performer and site owner to suitcase pimps and stay at home boyfriends and strippers and fake dommes and bullshit people and call girls and cam performers that won't take their panties off in a show and website makers and photographers. There has only been one instance that I felt like I was on the same level as the person I was working with on a Business level and that was January Seraph. A true genius, who felt a lot about a lot of things. She has passion enough to last into the next lifetime, and that is what this World needs the most. The World NEEDS people like January to create things, to be bold enough to just go into the World and make your place, make yourself known among the crowd of people that want to be known. Go your own way, do your own thing. Create. Love completely and Hate equally. Just do now and ask questions later and have a nice bottle of wine with you just in case you need to give the Devil something to do for minute while you put your panties back on, after you made that deal.

I knew January on a level that was unspoken, we did not have to talk about that, ever it was just known. January was not a bullshit person,on any level.. however she had a lot of bullshit that followed her every move. She was constantly stressed out and that leads to ways to cope with that stress that are usually unhealthy. January had major issues concerning her safety and Mental Health. I know this because I have talked to her on several occasions about it, and this is a problem in the Adult Industry, and possibly the Entertainment Industry as a whole. The level of expectancy has become so high from people and the up to the minute alerts of every little thing that happens like someone posting a comment to this, or trying to hack into that, is not an easy game to deal with.

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If things are going wrong for you, or if you feel as though things can't get any better.. the only thing to do that is healthy for you is to change something so drastically that it's almost like a metaphoric death. January was fully capable of doing anything that she set her mind to, and she knew that. Unfortunately, she set her mind to end everything. I am not 100% sure about the circumstances that occurred or even how it was reported that she died in the first place. I am very interested to know what the original source of the information was if anyone has any information on this please contact me via email.

I have been in many sectors of the Entertainment Industry.

I have played in a band, toured, made records, produced records, carried equipment and lived in a van with 2 other guys and a tour manager. I have also performed in Adult Entertainment as male talent in over 500 scenes, Produced, Directed, Edited, Shot, and Made all 10 of the Websites, and Answered the phone and the emails and screened performers and screened emails for scams and been the security for the websites ----  and then at the same time there are at least 3 people stalking you and one of them is bold enough to be a complete lunatic about it and try to ruin your life. All of this, while also being a sex worker, which has it's own set of side effects. January basically did all of those things also.. Only she was a touring Professional Dominatrix. She laughed about going through Customs and having whips and dildos and strap ons all dumped out of her bag onto the floor. Her favorite was the inflatable expanding dido that was like the size of my forearm when fully inflated. She assured me, that she had tried but it just wouldn't get that big during "normal use". January had to field an entire set of problematic issues daily and I have been there to help her on several ocassions and the level of stress is mind numbing. It is NOT ok for people in the Industry to know that certain things are happening and allow that to continue to happen.. however there are certain things that you can't know. Or don't want to know about other peoples situations becasue you have your own situations limiting your compassion for others, on a level that is almost unacceptable at this point. There are few support networks for people in the Adult Industry because it's a sector of America that is only accepted by hedge funds that want huge dollars that the Sex Workers have made to create their Mainstream social cannon fodder to blast out to the masses. Sex Workers don't seem to have a group of people that understand what it is that they are going through and may be able to add something to the conversation other than " well stop doing that".

Some people might say, If it's bad for you then don't do it.

TO that I say, apply that to everything Humans do and get back to me. Every life decision and every job has a side effect of some kind, a good set of attributes and a bad set of pit falls. That's life. I know for a fact that January Seraph was one of the smartest Women I've met in the Adult Industry, but she was equally burdened by the weight of everything that she had to compete with, all of the work and travel and the stalkers and lunatics that won't leave you alone. (You know who you are because you are probably reading this now) Sometimes life can be difficult for some people to handle a normal amount of responsibility, but January took on a completely different level with everything that she ever did. That brings an equal amount of opposition often times.. and sometimes the weight is a lot of carry on baggage that doesn't belong to you.

January Seraph is more than a Fetish Model, or a Pro Domme or a Sinner or a Goddess, or a Performer, or Celebrity, or A Mercurial Cunt or A Centerfold . She was a person. She was very open while also remaining very closed off, she was a person who was suffering from heartbreak and trying to make life work every day. She was a person that was consistently stalked by specific people for years, with no help from the Police. She's a person who's life decisions were not "good" or "bad" but rather just LIFE. January Seraph was an amazing person who was intelligent and beautiful in so many ways that cameras couldn't even capture it.

January Seraph will be missed by many.

I will write another article when I found out more information.

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