I firmly believe that one cannot utter the words Black Lives Matter and exclude Black sex workers.I am a semi-out sex worker. By semi-out I mean I’m internet out: I haven’t announced anything to most of my family and the “in-real-life” people who need to know, know. I have dabbled in a bit of everything, from stripping to prostitution to sugaring to camming. I am also an artist, freelancer and homeschooling mother, so there is a lot of nuance in what I desire out of life for my son and I. My only other avenue would be minimum or below-poverty level wages. When I write, I focus on sex workers of color. Most of the time I narrow it even further to Black sex workers and Black trans sex workers who face the most ire, discrimination and violence from both the police and within the Black community. I wrote a series of Twitter threads on sex work that discussed sex worker rights and briefly mentioned our place in Black Lives Matter. Here is one of them.
The way Black and brown sex workers live our lives is an act of rebellion and protest in and of itself. I am a sex worker, a Black one, and I specialize in dominance and submission. This Black woman is trying
Decriminalizing prostitution is the only way to secure justice for survivors of trafficking. By Laura LeMoon The word “trafficking” elicits a lot of strong feelings. Many people also have strong feelings about the causes of trafficking and the ways in which this