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”
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, 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
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!”
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
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”
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”
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.
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
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”
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
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”
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!
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!
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”
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.
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!
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!
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”
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”
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:”
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!
New comic, “No One’s Victim,” from Julia of Vice Versa Press, art by Chartreuse Jennings, words by Aaron Hammes.
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.”