Guess who’s graduating from UCLA this weekend? It’s none other than adult entertainment superstar Tasha Reign. She will be graduating with a degree in gender studies on Saturday, June 14.
According to a recent press release, Reign plans to use her degree for her adult entertainment career, which she believes go hand in hand. "I’m looking forward to now concentrating on producing, directing, and performance work, as well as continuing to use the education I received at UCLA to share my experiences and perspective with the public," she said.
Reign believes education has allowed her to develop her views on feminism and the porn industry. Due to her popularity and status as a celebrity, Reign has been able to speak out about sexual empowerment and feminism, as it pertains, through various media outlets.
In fact, the star writes articles for Rock Confidential magazine, columns for BroBible.com and pieces for OC Weekly. She also co-hosts on KX 93.5 FM in Laguna Beach, where she’s from (fun fact: Reign used to be on MTV's "Laguna Beach"). She also most recently became an online columnist for the Huffington Post.
Her desire to create positivity toward the porn industry and educate others about it led her to reach out to Duke University student Belle Knox in an open letter earlier this year, after Knox received criticism from peers for being an adult film actress. In the letter, she shames Duke and its students for not creating an open and diverse place where Knox can feel comfortable doing what she does. She also addresses that although society might sneer at their career choice, being an adult entertainer is a form of empowerment that should be recognized and rewarded.
During her time at UCLA, Reign also participated in a panel to help educate others about the porn industry and her career. Campus Circle interviewed her earlier this year about her participation on the panel, her views towards feminism and her experience at UCLA.
"I’m proud to be a Bruin and even more proud to be a part of the feminist porn movement!” Reign said.