Honey left home just before she turned 19 and it was during this time that she lost her virginity. As Honey explained in her March 2017 Adult DVD Talk interview; “Coming from a Christian background, you have that ‘don’t have sex before marriage’ thing. So I was waiting until marriage and when I left home, I got to the point where I got sick of waiting. I wasn’t meeting anyone, I wasn’t dating. In fact, I don’t understand the whole concept of dating, going out thing worked. Apparently, the way I saw it, dating is when you were talking to people, getting to know them and you could “date” multiple people. That’s apparently not how everything works. So not understanding any of that, I decided I just wanted to get fucked. I was thinking about banging the guy at my local Walgreen’s or one of my co-workers at Chick-Fil-A. It ended up being the co-worker. He’s my ex now so I got lucky. (laughs)”.
After leaving home Honey held a series of 9 to 5 jobs before she discovered her porn star potential. From working in graphic design and being an apprentice for a draftswoman, to various coding, medical billing, dispensary, architecture and fast food jobs; you name it, Honey’s worked there! Unfulfilled by these jobs, Honey started working as a freelance model and discovered how empowering posing for erotic photography could be. Through her modelling work and the connections of her boyfriend, Honey met several adult film industry professionals who paved the way for her to shoot her first ever sex scenes for Burning Angel in early 2017. As Honey puts it in her own words;
“I was in graphic design, I was an apprentice for a draftswoman. I was in architecture, I was in medical billing, I did coding, I worked at a dispensary. I worked in fast food like Chick-Fil-A here in LA. I worked at a goat cheese place which I absolutely hate now because I got sexually harassed multiple times there….
I’ve had a very adventurous life and I’ve done a lot more things than most individuals my age. So, seeing that I’ve held a lot of professional jobs, a lot of unprofessional jobs, I just decided that I wanted to do something different and I just got tired of being bullied in the workplace. Either I was too black, too Asian, too young, too many tattoos…people always found a reason to overwork me and make sure I was underpaid because of my looks or my personality. It just got to the point where I was fed up with my life and I decided that I wanted to go into freelance modelling…
It was through doing erotic photography that I decided that this was what made me feel alive. I felt liberated doing that. It went from doing erotic photography to highly sexual photos that would be shipped out to high paying bidders that were outside the United States. I enjoyed how empowering it felt to the point where I thought I could take it to another level. When I met my current boyfriend, who is in the industry, he exposed me to a lot of other porn stars in the industry, the inner workings of everything and how it worked. Then I decided that, fuck, I wanted to do that. These people seemed happy, they are having a lot of fun and I had yet to explore my sexuality. This would be a really great place for me to explore my sexuality and cure this ridiculous sexual appetite that I have. (laughs)”.
Honey filmed her first ever sex scenes with Small Hands in February 2017 that were showcased in the Burning Angel DVD It’s My First Time 5 (2017). Honey’s porn debut was an instant hit that was nominated for “Best Amateur/Pro-Am Movie” at the 2018 AVN Awards and “Pro-Am Release of the Year” at the 2018 XBIZ Awards. Honey was thrilled to shoot her adult film industry debut for Burning Angel and ardently enthused in a February 2017 AVN press release how;
“Before I even decided to get into adult, BurningAngel was a company I really wanted to shoot for, because I am a huge fan of Joanna. So to actually be able to do my first scene with her company was amazing. For me, I considered it one of the greatest accomplishments of my life. The experience was amazing, she’s such a kind woman, and she just walked me through it every step of the way. Everything I hoped for with the adult industry was just confirmed when I shot for her. If I could repeat that whole experience, I would. I would love to relive that experience”.
Honey has since starred in a steady stream of best-selling Burning Angel DVDs including Leather And Latex (2017) and My Stepsister And I Share Cock (2017) that was nominated for “Taboo Release of the Year” at the 2018 XBIZ Awards. Wondering how Honey chose her porn star stage name? Well, Honey revealed in her March 2017 Adult DVD Talk interview that;
“There are two parts to this. The first time, I had this name in this head. Christina Perri has this song “Burning Gold”. One of my ex’s played this song for me when I was going through a really hard time. It finally hit home because if you listen to the lyrics and watch the music video, that is basically me in a nutshell. There is so much I wanted to do and I felt like I was trapped until “Burning Gold” got stuck in my head. I played it over and over again, I fucking loved it. So “Burning Gold” got branded in my brain. Then, my Instagram followers were always commenting on how beautiful my skin tone was, my ex always commented on my skin tone and when someone would try to describe it, it’s like a yellowish, brown, golden…like honey. People would struggle to describe my skin tone. I personally think I am Idaho Potato Brown. (laughs) After a while, people would tell me my skin was like honey because it was so rich with a golden undertone. So I was sitting with Donny and we had to come up with a stage name. This wasn’t even for porn, this was just for an Instagram name. And I came up with some weird stuff. I came up with different names until I finally just came up with Honey and Gold. Honey Gold. I thought that was stupid. Honey Gold, what the hell is that. And then I started googling it and I saw it was actually a color. It happened to be an apple. I thought Skin Diamond was different. She has a very unique stage name and it was probably weird when people first started saying it. Skin Diamond. What the hell is a Skin Diamond? But over time, people would accept it and get into it. So I haven’t heard of Honey Gold. I love it because it matches my skin tone. I want it. So that’s the weird way of how I came up with Honey Gold”.
Upon making her adult film industry debut Honey was signed with Mark Spiegler’s exclusive adult film talent agency. Honey carried out plenty of research before contacting Mark Spiegler and conveyed in her March 2017 Adult DVD Talk interview how; “I heard about different agencies and I did a lot of research and I read a lot of research. I really did a lot of research on Skin Diamond and Asa Akira in particular. I made sure I saw a therapist, I made sure I was emotionally stable and, after doing my research, watching movies, looking at the pros and cons AND looking up agencies, I decided I was going to contact Mark Spiegler, who is now my agent. Most people ask, how did I find him? Well, after doing research, and reading about Asa and Skin, I thought Mark was the way to go and googled him. I contacted him and he knew, after our conversation, he knew that I had not released a single scene and was a complete virgin to the porn industry. I don’t really know what he saw in me but he gave me an opportunity of a lifetime. He saw something in me and believed in me. He’s been walking me through everything step-by-step which still, right now, blows my mind. For all he could have known, I could have been some lame that wanted to contact him. I don’t know what it is that he saw but there’s not a day that goes by that I’m not thankful for it”.
In November 2017 Honey was featured within her very own signature showcase; Taste Of Honey (2017). Directed by Jonni Darkko for Evil Angel, Taste Of Honey showcased Honey in four fantastic sex scenes with Violet Starr, Justin Hunt, Jonni Darkko and Markus Dupree, one of which was Honey’s first ever double vag scene!
Honey was named “Best New Starlet” at the 2018 XBIZ Awards! Honey was thrilled to win this coveted title and sincerely conveyed in her awards speech how; “I wasn’t expecting this…My entire life I’ve done nothing but fight and struggle and face rejection. And when I got into this industry, I lost family. I lost friends…I want to thank each and every one of you I’ve worked with and those who have given me words of encouragement. I am a testament that your kindness has gone a long way. I’ve had good days and God knows I’ve had bad days. The encouragement I’ve received from so many of you has kept me going. I have found my passion and it is an honor to stand here among all my peers and accept this, because for once in my life I actually belong somewhere”.
Her other notable nominations at the XBIZ and AVN Awards including;
- 2018: Inked Awards winner “Starlet of the Year”
- 2018: Inked Awards winner “Scene of the Year” Leather and Latex (with Xander Corvus)
- 2018: XBIZ Awards winner “Best New Starlet”
- 2018: XBIZ Awards nominee “Best Scene – Feature Release” Agent 69 (with Mick Blue)
- 2018: AVN Awards nominee “Best Boy/Girl Sex Scene” Sacrosanct (with Mick Blue)
- 2018: AVN Awards nominee “Best New Starlet”
- 2018: AVN Awards nominee “Best Three-Way Sex Scene (Girl/Girl/Boy)” Naughty Black Housewives 4 (with Kira Noir and Prince Yahshua)
- 2019: AVN Awards winner “Best Three-Way Sex Scene (Boy/Boy/Girl)” Slut Puppies #12 (with Chris Strokes and Jules Jordan)