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!”

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”

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”

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”

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! 

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:”

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.”