From Sunday’s (12/4/22) rainy but lovely tabling under the big top of Lone Star Zine Fest — seven hours of non-stop zine swapping, slinging and talking about decrim, abolition and collective zine making. On the whole, a really welcoming experience!! There were a few YIKES moments…but thankfully they didn’t linger. Was also so thrilled withContinue reading “Lone Star Zine Fest roundup!”
Category Archives: Art & Zines
Our “Year 6” yearbook zine is assembled, and out in the world!
As of December 1st, our Support Ho(s)e Year 6 zine, lives! Full of love and gratitude for friendship, boundaries, shared struggle and uncompromising gift-giving, and gentleness to ourselves. We debuted this latest zine at the Lonestar Zine Fest in Austin, TX this past weekend (12/4/22) and we endeavor to have some listed on our websiteContinue reading “Our “Year 6” yearbook zine is assembled, and out in the world!”
Find our zines at the Lone Star Zine Fest this year!
The 6th annual Lone Star Zine Fest is happening on Sunday, December 4th, 2022, at The Far Out Lounge in Austin, TX and some of our comrades will be there tabling! We’ll have copies of our classic distro titles and hopefully (if we can get everything finalized) copies of our latest zine, Year 6!! AContinue reading “Find our zines at the Lone Star Zine Fest this year!”
“Cultural Resistance to SESTA/FOSTA: Reflecting on Community Curation” – via Kernel Magazine
From one of our comrade’s latest published pieces, “Arts-based and cultural elements of organizing are often seen as superfluous, but I consider centering the cultural and artistic works of radical sex workers and co-conspirators as a way to imagine our futures collectively and honor past struggle. We change ourselves and the spaces we take upContinue reading ““Cultural Resistance to SESTA/FOSTA: Reflecting on Community Curation” – via Kernel Magazine”
Thanks MWPZF 2022!
Wow! What a whirlwind of a day! Midwest Perzine Fest’s first in-person gathering was such a blast! We completely sold out of all the zines we brought along—thanks so much to the organizers, volunteers, zinesters and attendees for making yesterday so special. We felt such big love from everyone! Missed us tabling yesterday? Remember youContinue reading “Thanks MWPZF 2022!”
Come Say “Hey!” @ Midwest Perzine Fest!
CHICAGO! One of our comrades will be tabling and we’re so looking forward to the Midwest Perzine Fest—this Saturday, Oct 8th at Columbia College’s Conaway Center, 1104 S Wabash Avenue, from 10 am to 4 pm! Been looking to snag more of our zines to support our organizing/political education/storytelling/survival/thriving?! Here’s your chance! More details (includingContinue reading “Come Say “Hey!” @ Midwest Perzine Fest!”
#FreeThemAll Seed Quilt: Community Healing and Art Making
So much love and appreciation for Love & Protect, Prison+Neighborhood Arts Project, Rogers Park Seed Library, and Stitch x Stitch Con for yesterday’s (Wednesday, July 13th) beautiful gathering. Hearing Alisha, Monica and Sandra’s poetry recharged our hearts. It was so powerful to participate in building a communal art piece to be installed outside of LoganContinue reading “#FreeThemAll Seed Quilt: Community Healing and Art Making”
One of our comrades to present at “Exhibitionism: Sexuality at the Museum” 2021 conference
Saturday, December 11th Reflections from a Movement Art Whorestorian / The Sex Worker Gazes Back 2:45 PM – 4:15 PM EST Talk Description: Reflections from a Movement Art Whorestorian / The Sex Worker Gazes Back will be a presentation space that documents, names and traces sex worker movement organizing, art making, curating, and resistance fromContinue reading “One of our comrades to present at “Exhibitionism: Sexuality at the Museum” 2021 conference”
Art & Healing with Alisha
Tuesday 10/26 6:30-8PM Join The Network + us in making space for healing through art, with community advocate and artist, Alisha Walker. Register here.
Remember & Uplift Comrade Velvet
Please give and share widely to supply this community effort to honor, remember and uplift the life, works and revolutionary praxis of our beloved Comrade Velvet. Donate here. OFFICIAL DATE, TIME, LOCATION: Sunday November 7, 2021 3pm-6pm @ The Leather Archives & Museum
Virtual poetry workshops that benefit Alisha’s coming home fund!
Our comrade Donna has created MORE beautiful virtual writing spaces to help continue raising funds for Alisha’s post-release and welcome home needs! Check out the latest series of event we’re debuting: tinyurl.com/Poems4Hos and register soon! Spaces will fill up!
Generative Virtual Letter Writing Gathering + Fundraising event
Register here: tinyurl.com/Letters4Hos This letter writing workshop series is conducted to raise post- release funds for a dear friend and comrade Alisha Walker. Learn more about Alisha here: http://bit.ly/AlishaWalker During this generative letter writing workshop you will learn: Things to keep in mind before you begin writing to an incarcerated person.Best practices of letter writingContinue reading “Generative Virtual Letter Writing Gathering + Fundraising event”
Support Ho(s)e Turns 5!
Today, we’re turning 5 years young as a collective!!! We’re taking time to reflect on the last five years and invite you to support our work by donating to Alisha’s post-release fund, celebrating the launch of our latest yearbook zine and purchasing copies of our benefit zines + buttons! https://sxhxcollective.org/store/ In late March ofContinue reading “Support Ho(s)e Turns 5!”
Commemorating International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers with Art + Poetry
December 17th is International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers. On this day, and always, we honor the memories and lives of those taken from our community and recommit ourselves to solidarity–to the struggle to decriminalize + destigmatize our work and demand an end to criminalization. This is a day to demand the endContinue reading “Commemorating International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers with Art + Poetry”
We Too: Essays on Sex Work and Survival
Mark your calendars! We’re so excited about this The Feminist Press launch event for “WeToo: Essays on Sex Work and Survival” that was just scheduled with Bluestockings Bookstore, Café, & Activist Center for February 18th, 2021. You can purchase suggested donation tickets here. This virtual launch event will be hosted by the amazing Tina Horn!Continue reading “We Too: Essays on Sex Work and Survival”
Bluestockings Bookstore Fundraiser!
Bluestockings Bookstore, Café, & Activist Center, this beautiful space + its comrades has opened it doors to multiple events supporting our comrade Alisha, letter writing events for incarcerated sex workers, #IWDNYC celebrations and so much more. They truly encourage sex worker-led movement building, and resource us whores constantly! bit.ly/bstoxmove
Watch: IWD 2020 Digital Rally recap video!
The International Whores Day NYC recap video is here! Watch and share widely! Video link here: #IWDNYC2020 A recap of the 2020 IWD Digital Rally staged by NYC and Philly sex working organizers. We invited you to protest, celebrate, support, and flood our feeds with messages of love and solidarity with sex workers — youContinue reading “Watch: IWD 2020 Digital Rally recap video!”
“Sex Work as Queer History” virtual discussion!
Tonight! 7PM! One of our comrades will be in conversation with Cecilia Gentili, Hugh Ryan, and Melissa Gira Grant! Their discussion will be streamed via The New Republic‘s page! RSVP here: Sex Work as Queer History
Recording Now Available: DIY Resistance: Sex Workers + Organizers Talk Artmaking and Mutual Aid for International Whores’ Day
ICYMI one of our organizers and several of their dear comrades talked zine making (including Alisha’s!!!) and sex worker organizing! This live conversation and Q&A around artmaking as resistance, mutual aid, and “whorestories” of zine-making took place on June 3 in conjunction with International Whores Day NYC 2020 Digital Rally. The recorded conversation can beContinue reading “Recording Now Available: DIY Resistance: Sex Workers + Organizers Talk Artmaking and Mutual Aid for International Whores’ Day”
No time for electoral exceptionalism
Imagine telling fellow sex workers to “vote” or “get serious”—implying that supporting protestors and their diversity of tactics is not?—at a time like this (or really anytime). The shit we’ve seen and heard. No. Just no. Cut the respectability nonsense. To #Decriminalize all survival we must #AbolishThePolice. Full stop. Defund, disarm, dismantle forever. Wanting more to read onContinue reading “No time for electoral exceptionalism”
INTERNATIONAL WHORES’ DAY ZINE 2020
To honor and celebrate the resilience of the NYC sex working communities who continuously care for and provide mutual aid to one another, a group of sex workers and comrades are making a zine. Download the zine here.
IWD 2020 Digital Rally
Miss the International Whores’ Day – NYC Digital Rally because you were out in the streets? No worries! It was recorded and you can watch here: https://www.internationalwhoresday.com
DIY Resistance: Sex Workers + Organizers Talk Art-making and Mutual Aid
Mark your calendars for 💥”DIY RESISTANCE: Sex Workers & Organizers Talk Art-making & Mutual Aid for International Whores’ Day”💥 June 3rd 2020 / 8-9 p.m. EDT Join a live conversation and Q&A around artmaking as resistance, mutual aid, and “whorestories” of zine-making with Red Schulte, curator of the The International Whores’ Day Zine and co-organizer of the International Whores Day NYCContinue reading “DIY Resistance: Sex Workers + Organizers Talk Art-making and Mutual Aid”
Get ready for IWD 2020!
June 2nd is #InternationalWhoresDay! A day to celebrate SWer resistance + organizing against state violence! Follow @iwdnyc (on Twitter + IG) & RSVP for the digital rally: http://tinyurl.com/IWDNYC2020 Support IWD NYC speakers (including US!!!), organizers and zinesters by donating here: https://gofundme.com/f/iwd-nyc-digital-rally #IWDNYC2020
Chicago Zine Fest’s Zinester Directory
Justice for Alisha Walker is listed in Chicago Zine Fest’s Zinester Directory! Don’t forget the only way to get our zines right now is by ordering them via Quimby’s Bookstore! #CZF2020 is just around the corner! While you wait for the weekend festivities why not join our NEW #Zinester Directory, a spreadsheet of active zinesters to browse in perpetuity! Submit nowContinue reading “Chicago Zine Fest’s Zinester Directory”
Zines Back in Stock
Some of our zines are back in stock at Bluestockings Bookstore, Café, & Activist Center in NYC! You can also snag copies at Quimby’s Bookstore NYC and Quimby’s Bookstore in Chicago! All proceeds benefit our organizing efforts and our comrade Alisha!
Sex workers make art!
Some of our beautiful joint collage creations from our Sex Worker Centered Craft Night at Bluestockings, co-organized with Hacking//Hustling! Sex workers make art! Sex workers are craftivists!
Craftivism: Hacking//Hustling partnered with the Support Ho(s)e Collective
Hacking//Hustling and the Support Ho(s)e Collective hosted an evening of radical craftivist making at Bluestockings Bookstore, Cafe, and Activist Center on May 8th, 2019! Current and former sex working/trading people of all industry or survival strategies were joined by co-conspirators and accomplices to collage and hold space together. Check out the art that was madeContinue reading “Craftivism: Hacking//Hustling partnered with the Support Ho(s)e Collective”
Justice Has a Voice
Alisha’s art and poetry on display today, October 30th, 2018, in Illinois at the JUSTICE HAS A VOICE: THE CRIMINALIZATION OF RACE, GENDER & YOUTH Symposium hosted by Cabrini Green Legal Aid.
Y’all look at this AMAZING new artwork that Alisha created!
It will debut at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law’s first symposium on October 30th! We couldn’t be more proud of our comrade! Support incarcerated artists! Show their work! Compensate them! There’s still time to register to attend the JUSTICE HAS A VOICE: THE CRIMINALIZATION OF RACE, GENDER & YOUTH Symposium!
Justice Has a Voice Symposium
Alisha is proud to announce she’s submitting artwork to the Justice Has a Voice Symposium! We’re so excited to see what she creates for this event! Get tickets to see the work, and support incarcerated artists!
Hacking//Hustling: A Platform for Sex Workers in a Post-SESTA World
A new federal law called SESTA (Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act) has endangered sex workers and resulted in their erasure from online platforms that once provided work, community and safety. Organized in collaboration with Melissa Gira Grant and Danielle Blunt, Hacking//Hustling: A Platform for Sex Workers in a Post-SESTA World is a two-day program of conversations and tacticalContinue reading “Hacking//Hustling: A Platform for Sex Workers in a Post-SESTA World”
Visit Bluestockings Bookstore, Café, & Activist Center
Are you in or around NYC and looking for a quick and easy way to support Alisha? Visit Bluestockings Bookstore, Café, & Activist Center to grab one of 6 zines /comics (shown here) that will benefit her and our organizing! Special thanks to Nicole for crafting two beautiful works “Men Who Memorize 1 & 2” and donatingContinue reading “Visit Bluestockings Bookstore, Café, & Activist Center”
From our comrades at Certain Days:
We are happy to announce that our calendar is at the printer and will be available soon! We think you will love it as much as we do! This year’s theme is “Health/Care,” and features art and writings by David Gilbert, Bec Young, RISE: Radical Indigenous Survivance and Empowerment, Aviva Stahl, Debbie, Mike and Chuck Africa, Roger Peet, AddameerContinue reading “From our comrades at Certain Days:”
No One’s Victim
Just restocked all of our zines at @bluestockings including our latest comic collaboration with @ViceVersaPress “No One’s Victim” with art by Chartreuse Jennings and words by Aaron Hammes. Pick up a copy today to support our comrade Alisha Walker!
WE ARE SO EXCITED FOR THIS!
New comic, “No One’s Victim,” from Julia of Vice Versa Press, art by Chartreuse Jennings, words by Aaron Hammes.
Alisha’s latest art piece, created for Domestic Violence Awareness month.
This was her first attempt at drawing people she said. It received 2nd place in a prison wide completion at Decatur Correctional. No, the irony and heartbreak of a prison hosting a DV Awareness poster contest was not lost on Alisha or us. She was told she received 2nd place because the drawing of herContinue reading “Alisha’s latest art piece, created for Domestic Violence Awareness month.”