On Thursday, Porn star Cindy Alexander, known for her activism, died at the age of 56.
She was known as the leader of the online community “Porn Stars Anonymous,” and she helped spread the message of internet freedom and the importance of free speech on social media.
She helped launch a campaign in 2012 against a popular website called The Pirate Bay, and she was instrumental in a legal fight against the United States government’s effort to shut down WikiLeaks.
Alexander was also known for helping organize events such as the first “Porno Party” in 2006, and was one of the organizers of the Internet Freedom Summit in New York in 2007.
“Cindy was a real woman of conviction, and an inspiration to so many,” said Cindy’s daughter, Erin Alexander.
“Her vision of a free and open internet was a beacon of hope for so many.
We are so sad to hear this news, but we are still hoping she will be remembered as a champion for women everywhere.
Cindy was always willing to challenge the status quo in ways she believed were necessary to make the internet a place where people can speak truth to power, and to share information and ideas that are critical to shaping a better world.”
Alexander was born in Los Angeles, and spent her early years in New Orleans before moving to Los Angeles in her teens.
She had two children, both born in the early ’90s.
Cindy’s sister, Heather, said her mother was passionate about the internet and the Internet culture.
“She always wanted to make sure she had her family with her, because it was so important to her,” Heather Alexander said.
“And she really enjoyed her friends.
We will miss her so much.
We have to make it through this.
We know she would have done anything for her family.
She never stopped fighting.”
Erin Alexander said her sister’s life was full of family and friends.
“We can’t wait to see her in a new light,” she said.
Erin Alexander is also a co-founder of the Women’s Media Center.
“It was so great to hear Cindy’s voice, and her vision for the internet.
I think we owe her more than we have given her yet.
I know we will be doing everything we can to make that happen,” Erin Alexander added.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.