So my father has recently been hounding me and my sister on finding work. This is understandable; I’m 20 and my sister is 18 and we can’t expect our parents to take care of us for the rest of our lives. Finding work is a good start to becoming responsible, independent adults, and while I think my dad can be a bit hard on us, I know he means well. Now I don’t have a lot of work experience but I had held one job washing dishes at a local restaurant chain. The pay wasn’t terrible but it was fast paced employment that involved a lot of dirty work with me coming home in the early hours of the morning soaking wet on most nights. And I know, when you start out you have to do a lot of stuff you don’t want to do before you’re able to get to a position in life you’re comfortable at, but I ultimately quit that job because it was wearing on me to a point where it started to affect me negatively. Basically I didn’t want to have to go through that again, having my work bring me to a point where I’m not sleeping or eating right and constantly dreading my next shift. So I eliminated food service from my search completely and chose to stick with retail. Needless to say the job hunt didn’t go well for me or my sister and this whole thing escalated to the point where my dad threatened to flip the switches to our room’s power to simulate a “you don’t have the money to pay the electricity bill” situation. That was when I decided enough was enough and I’d attempt camming. Camming, for those of you who don’t know, is sex work over the internet. I do things and people pay me, it’s that simple. When I started I didn’t expect much, in fact I didn’t think I’d get anywhere from it. After all, who would want to watch this awkward skinny trans-girl fumble around on camera when there were practically modelesque individuals streaming at the same hours? But I actually found that people seemed to enjoy me, and they were paying me for it. And that’s when things changed, because I didn’t hate what I was doing. Camming has boosted my confidence tenfold; I don’t think I’ve ever felt more confident than when I am on camera honestly. It lets me see my body for how amazing and feminine it really is and I finally learned to appreciate myself. I now know that I absolutely adore preforming for people; this is work that I’m actually happy doing. But that doesn’t matter, because my father doesn’t know about this and as long as it stays that way I’m unemployed as far as he’s concerned. I’m just afraid of what will happen if I tell him and my mother. I mean, how would you react if your kid told you that they do sex work? I can’t imagine this going well at all, and that’s why I’m asking for advice here.