B2WW #4: Sex Workers Speak

Featuring Jinx Lierre and Lola.

Jinx Lierre on Twitter: @JinxLierre


Select Resources on Sex Work, from Jinx:

TV Tropes: “Disposable Sex Worker”:
“Activists Campaign Against Philadelphia Judge Who Ruled Rape as Theft”:
Audio & transcript of speech from Philly Women’s March:

Amnesty International: “Sex Worker Rights are Human Rights”:
“How Dare They Do This Again: Stonewall Veteran Miss Major on the ‘Stonewall’ Movie”:
Honor Miss Major Griffin-Gracy by contributing to her retirement fund:

suggested online resources:
Tits and Sass: blog by (and for) sex workers:
“Sex Work Glossary part 1” and other comics by brothelgirl:

Ho Lover: a Zine on Dating & Friending Sex Workers (printable pdf):

Click to access ho-lover-zine.pdf

International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers (December 17): http://www.december17.org/
International Sex Workers’ Day (June 2) commemorating the 1975 occupation of the Église Saint-Nizier in Lyon, France: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Whores%27_Day

St. James Infirmary: peer-based occupational health and safety clinic for sex workers and their families in San Francisco:
Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Committee: Indian collective of 65,000+ sex workers:
Free Speech Coalition: represents the adult industry in legal processes & public advocacy:
Women With a Vision: New Orleans-based harm reduction collective led by women of color: http://wwav-no.org/about/history

Casa Ruby: bilingual multicultural organization in D.C. providing support for low-income trans, gender non-conforming, and LGBT community members:
Sylvia Rivera Law Project: supports political voices and visibility of low-income folks and people of color who are trans, intersex, or gender non-conforming: https://srlp.org/about/

The Whorecast: “Sharing stories, art, and voices of American sex workers”: http://thewhorecast.com/podcast/wcpodcast/
Winter is Coming On Your Face: Whorecast’s nerd/fandom spin-off:
“Sex Work is Work: the VICE Podcast 035”: interview with Melissa Gira Grant:

The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson: documentary streaming on Netflix starting 10/6:
Major!: documentary exploring the life and campaigns of Miss Major Griffin-Gracy: https://www.missmajorfilm.com/

books (by people who have done sex work):
Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More by Janet Mock:

Coming Out Like a Porn Star: Essays on Pornography, Protection, and Privacy edited by Jiz Lee:
$pread: The Best of the Magazine that Illuminated the Sex Industry and Started a Media Revolution edited by Rachel Aimee, Eliyanna Kaiser, and Audacia Ray:
Prostitute Laundry by Charlotte Shane: http://www.tigerbeepress.com/store/p10/Prostitute_Laundry.html


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