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Madam Bella's Bio:

Madam Bella came to Nevada from the Midwest as a young woman, studied in agriculture and business and ready for whatever the Silver State had to offer. She opened her first business in Carson City with her savings from a series of regular jobs. She built it up, sold it and went back to school. Now, being more ready than ever, she went back into business. This time she took a carefully calculated risk and purchased a legal brothel, the Hacienda Ranch, where two major highways intersect in Wells, Nevada. There she found the niche and a calling that challenged and sharpened every one of her considerable talents. Over time, it also afforded her the inspiration to make a difference one could only make in Nevada.

Madam Bella has a vision and states that her mission is to “empower women working in the sex industry by choice to be catalysts for something so necessary, and that is an understanding of human sexual desires, and for all genders to realize that without safe, nonjudgmental sexual interaction we may never evolve to our full potential as an intelligent species.”

Madam Bella's Hacienda is a legal brothel located in Wells, Nevada. It has been owned and operated by Madam Bella for over 34 years. Madam Bella is proprietor of the only woman-owned brothel in Nevada and her business hosts over 7300 patrons per year. Over her years in business, Madam Bella's business has hosted more than a quarter of a million customers.

Located in a small town in the middle of Nevada, customers and workers find Madam Bella's online, word of mouth, and through referral. She promotes a pervasive use of the Law of Attraction through employees, customers, and quantum physics.

Madam Bella is full of intelligence, respect, warmth, and wisdom. She runs her life with honesty, introspection, high standards and a spirituality that pervades the place and creates a positive environment. Madam Bella's professionalism is contagious.

Onesta Foundation Bio:

In a career field where there are no institutional assets for education, Madam Bella became dedicated to a mission of education and inspiration for generations. Inspired by a successful Venetian renaissance movement in the 1500s called the Onesta, which sought to improve the health and safety of society by elevating the avocation of the courtesan with education and cultural refinement, Ms. Cummins has incorporated the Nevada nonprofit Onesta Foundation to educate and advocate for a Sensual Services industry that surpasses the original Onesta in benefit to community, to workers and to future generations of Nevadans. Currently, the foundation is participating in documentary production for international distribution and facilitating research projects for teams from UNR and Baylor University studying aspects of occupational stigma and gathering first-hand data of workers’ perceptions of opportunities in the legal Sensual Services industry. 

With knowledge and collaboration, her design is to communicate and educate the public to modify perception and bring stakeholders in both public and private sectors together to strategically manage a new direction that will ensure that Nevada’s Sensual Services industry is a blueprint for the world. 

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