"Hapa Toki," Celebrating My Korean Heritage and Sex Work Through My Music

Posted by Ava Carter on March 7, 2018

Blackpink, Twice, EXO, 2NE1, BTS, Big Bang, and HyunA, this is just a short list of the incredibly popular Korean Pop (KPop) solo artists and girl / boy bands that have captured the hearts of Koreans and the world over. One could suspect the worldwide KPop fanbase grew exponentially over the course of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics, as many figure skaters’ routines incorporated several popular KPop songs, and the closing ceremony featured thrilling performances by EXO and 2NE1.

Undeniably, KPop has adopted much of the Western pop / hip-hop / dance / rap / R&B sound. However, KPop is all about highlighting Korean’s pop culture, which is indeed a world all its own. KPop artists and their music videos emphasize a distinct Korean style that showcase bold, bright, and dramatic makeup, fashion, hairstyles, and design choices. Some artists even pay homage to Korean culture by including traditional instruments and dance in their videos.

Ava Carter from Dennis Hof’s Moonlite Bunny Ranch

Here at the Moonlite Bunnyranch, I take immense pride in both my half-Korean American heritage and profession as a courtesan. However, as is the case with most things worth taking pride in, one can experience intense frustration and immense self-doubt before the eternal glimmer of hope might eventually flourish, and thus establish self-acceptance and confidence.

Growing up half-Korean wasn’t entirely easy. During my formative years, peers consistently pointed out elements of my culture and aesthetics that made me ‘different.’ I was too skinny, short, flat-chested; Korean food or candy I’d attempt to unabashedly share looked or tasted ‘weird’ or ‘gross’; my choice in Korean clothing and accessories were balked; and because Korean was my first language, there were moments of intense ridicule dare I ask the meaning behind an English word with which I was unfamiliar.

Korean American and legal Sex Worker Ava Carter

It was a frustrating and sometimes deeply depressing part of my life. Not to mention, it was also during this time that I began to blossom into a young lady, and therefore sex and my sexuality became of great interest to me. It wasn’t long until I was told that, too, wasn’t ‘normal’. As a result, I withdrew, considering myself an outlier without much possibility of acceptance. I’m grateful, however, that I was able to find solace in my favorite form of self-expression at the time: music.

Over the years, I began to write my own songs and explore various styles and genres, including KPop. As I listened to and performed my songs, I gradually felt a sense of pride for each piece. Since I found happiness in this form of expression, I could no longer deny the desire to explore and express my sexuality with others, as well. As I did, I could sense a significant and incredibly impactful turning point in my life. It was time I embrace my culture, share and express my impassioned sexual appetite; time to find courage from deep within to challenge and overcome the social stigmas of sex work; and, finally, time I celebrate my truest self. Thus, I became a courtesan at the Moonlite BunnyRanch, and ‘Hapa Toki’ was created.

The term ‘Hapa’ is a Hawaiian word that has been adopted nationwide, as it means half-asian / Pacific Islander, and ‘Toki,’ means bunny rabbit in Korean. As a half-Korean American BunnyBabe at the Moonlite Bunny Ranch, I couldn’t think of a more perfect title for a song that would represent all that I am!

‘Hapa Toki’ not only provides insight into some of the fun I offer as a KPop musician and courtesan, it’s a means of celebrating my culture while encouraging self-acceptance and sexual exploration. It’s fun, energetic, sexy, and sweet, just like me!

Having been impacted so greatly by social stigmas, I know what it’s like to feel ‘different’ or ashamed of who you are, so I encourage you to reach out and share your journey of sexual exploration (or even your musical talent) with me. Let’s celebrate music, culture, SEX, and be proud of who we are, together!

Ava Carter

Ava Carter

A petite half-Korean / American beauty who absolutely loves to enjoy life – and sex – to the fullest! Beautiful Ava Carter is currently a featured entertainer offering the very finest in girlfriend experiences at Dennis Hof's Moonlite Bunny Ranch.

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A petite half-Korean / American beauty who absolutely loves to enjoy life – and sex – to the fullest! Beautiful Ava Carter is currently a featured entertainer offering the very finest in girlfriend experiences at Dennis Hof's Moonlite Bunny Ranch.

20 thoughts on ““Hapa Toki,” Celebrating My Korean Heritage and Sex Work Through My Music”

  1. I loved reading this blog Ava! I am so happy you shared. I find myself sometimes listening to K-pop bands:) It is a genre of music that is definitely getting more attention and fans for sure.

  2. Amazingly creative musically from writing to playing to singing. Killer voice! Poignant description of your teen years and struggle for acceptance. It’s good you realized your self-worth is based on your own goodness, and you seem to be filled with that. Your struggles remind me of the fable of the Ugly Duckling. Thank you for sharing, Ava.

  3. Amazing song/video, you have a beautiful voice. Thanks for sharing your story. The more I learn about you the more I’m impressed!

  4. Fantastic, really loved the song and you are an amazing Lady!! You have probably been through alot and has made you a woman that can do whatever you set your mind to do!! You deserve a good life. I wish you the very best and hopefully my fantasy will come true…

  5. Your playful music video and the profound thoughts you share are absolutely inspiring. I’m so grateful to have stumbled on your work and your compassionate sex positive outlook. You are such a GIFT!!!

  6. THE CROWD GOES WILD!!!!!

    That was AWESOME, Ava! Wow, that must have been a lot of work to put together. Sure do like the result, though! Kisses and snuggles to Hapa Toki!

  7. Just read through your post, Ava, and I feel for you with the story you shared about growing up. I’m glad you’ve found yourself and are confident expressing who you are, whether through music or sex work.

    You’re making dreams come true every day. 🙂

  8. Love this, Ava! What a cute and creative soul you have! A wonderful way to share something you’re passionate about 🙂 Thanks for sharing so much in your write-up, too!

  9. If you ever need a dancer for one of your videos, I’ll volunteer. I work for free. Of course, I’ll have to take a break every five minutes since I’m out of shape. To be honest, I should lose a hundred pounds. Anyway, if you need a dancer, I’ll be there.

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