Margo didn't start out as a prostitute. She liked to hang around North Beach coffee shops and give it away free to whoever pleased her. One night, the San Francisco police raided her apartment while her new roommate was entertaining. This experience first led her to seek a law degree and, when she went broke, to join the business herself. Margot founded COYOTE (Call Off Your Old Tired Ethics), a prostitutes' rights organizations which, for a time, held an annual Hooker's Ball.