Source - A young NYC paramedic says she is so cash-strapped from her low-paying ambulance job that she moonlighted by selling online access to erotic photos and videos of herself.
Lauren Caitlyn Kwei, 23, works for SeniorCareEMS, an ambulance company serving hospitals in the city’s 911 system. She also posted images on her OnlyFans account, where subscribers can see her in lingerie — or in the buff — for fees starting at $11.99 a month.
“The bottom line: I don’t get paid a lot. I’m just trying to make ends meet,” Kwei told The Post. “I truly don’t think this has anything to do with being a paramedic.” ...
The 5-foot-2, 120-pound West Virginia transplant began posting content in August 2019. A subscriber to Kwei’s site found 32 posts on Nov. 25, including a photo showing her topless while posing with a sex toy, and videos in which she gyrates in a red bra and panties while The Weeknd’s hit tune “Shameless” blares.
Kwei defended her side gig. “At the end of the day, it doesn’t affect how I treat people. What I do in my free time is my business. It has no effect on how I care for my patients. I know when I’m working, I’m a paramedic. I think I’m pretty good at my job.” …
Kwei was not secretive about her online exploits. She made her last name known in her Instagram timeline, and her Twitter handle, @FoxxyLlama, said “NYC paramedic” along with a solicitation for “Only Fans.”
After Kwei first spoke to The Post, she deleted at least seven OnlyFans posts, including an offer to watch a “16 sec shower” video for $10. After Nov. 27, she locked her Twitter and Instagram accounts, and omitted the reference to OnlyFans in her Twitter profile. As of Friday, all her OnlyFans posts were deleted.
“I know SeniorCare would deem this ‘inappropriate’ so I took it down in the hopes that I won’t lose my job in the middle of a pandemic and three weeks before Christrmas,” Kwei texted. She said SeniorCare had asked to meet with her.
A veteran FDNY paramedic agreed that EMT pay is paltry, but blasted Kwei’s choice of a side career.
“Other EMTs and paramedics make more money by pulling extra shifts, instead of pulling off their clothes,” he said.
Am I missing something here? Seriously, am I? I feel like there has to be more to this story. But nope. That's it.
We've got a woman who works as a First Responder. In the middle of the greatest public health crisis any of us have ever witnessed. She has made it her life's work to be one of the few and the brave who answer the call when we are in our greatest moment of need. She selflessly puts herself into harm's way, risking life and limb to save others. And yet she can barely make ends meet. Because she wants to be one of those stand up citizens who pays their bills, she takes on a second job. One that she does in her private time when she's not on the clock. It does not interfere with her EMT duties in any way, shape or form. She engages in a side hustle in a perfectly legal industry. She's not stealing from anyone or selling drugs. She's doing something that makes her followers happy, I assume. So everybody wins, right?
No, instead of respecting Lauren Caitlyn Kwei's right as an adult to make money entertaining other consenting adults who are willing participants in arrangement that hurts no one, we're going to … what? Take her livelihood away? Shame her, like some 16th century wife in a Hawthorne play? Instead of putting her down for it, we should be celebrating the fact her OnlyFans account helps keep the lights on at her place and makes it so she can keep saving the rest of our sorry asses when we have heart attacks or need babies delivered.
This isn't anything for her to be ashamed of. If anything, it's an inspiring story of perseverance. Of a woman using her talents to triumph over adversity. Of complementing her heroic career spent saving people's live with a side job spent making them happy. And what could be more noble than that?
If she was a medic by day and, say, a comic or a playwright or a musician, she'd be applauded for honing her natural gifts in order to entertain the masses. I don't see how what she's doing is any different, just because it involves lingerie and occasional nudity.
I guess I'm not alone. Lauren Caitlyn Kwei's cause is one of the few things I've ever agreed with AOC on:
And someone set up a GoFundMe on her behalf.
So my advice to Kwei's employer is to leave her alone to do what she wants since she's not hurting anyone, but she is helping thousands. And my advice to her is to endure. Yours is a great story of hope and overcoming hardships all on your own. Keep doing what you do. You're a hero of the American working class. Don't let the bastards tear you down.