October 21st at Open Book Minneapolis! Reflections from Red: Day One of Midwest Queer & Trans Zine Fest is in the bag!! What a day! So many amazing zinesters, and so many wonderful supporters—it was a busy, bustling, beautiful time! Getting to see beloved comrades and meet new pals did my heart so good. MuchContinue reading “Tabling at the first annual Midwest Queer & Trans Zine Fest!”
What an absolute whirlwind of a day! The New York Queer Zine Fair (October 7th, at The Center) was such a blissed out blur! Much love and appreciation to all the amazing zinesters we got to meet and chat with and snag zines from! Many thanks to the organizers and especially Kel for being soContinue reading “New York Queer Zine Fair Recap!”
The 7th annual Lone Star Zine Fest was such a blast! Got to see some beautiful and powerful familiar faces and meet new zine pals. Everyone was so damn nice and supportive! We got to talk decrim and abolition with dozens of people and not one garbage thing was said to me!!! That’s literally neverContinue reading “Our Second Year at LSZF!”
On August 31st some of our comrades participated in harm reduction focused actions / gatherings in their respective cities in solidarity with drug-using community members and their families to grieve those we’ve lost, to organize, and to offer support in making harm reduction kits for distribution. Sex working and drug using communities have taught usContinue reading “National Overdose Prevention Day!”
🎉Yesterday we celebrated an anniversary! 🎉 August 12th of this year marked 7 years since Support Ho(s)e first met in-person with Alisha (which took place in Hell aka Logan Correctional) —and it also marks the day she formally joined the collective! Now, 7 years on, we get to celebrate and visit in person whenever weContinue reading “Marking the day we first met Alisha!”
Our collective got together again last night for another zine making, meal sharing occasion—we also spent most of the evening reflecting on the past year’s organizing, survival and creative efforts. Making time and space for ourselves, together, is always so replenishing!
Making time for rest and sunshine! Our SxHx Combabes Beach Day was such a lovely chance to connect, slow down and enjoy each other’s company. So grateful for comradeship and care!
Celebrating this beloved comrade today (and truly every day)! Happy SECOND Freedom Day anniversary, Alisha! TWO YEARS!!!! We give thanks every damn day that you’re home! Here’s to you, here’s to chosen fam, and here’s to a future without prisons! 💖🎉
Zine nights with the comrades 🥲💖 Our “Year Seven” zine is in the works! Making time to reflect, share and assess our work together over zine making, shit talking and food is essential to our collective process. Get you a crew that is fierce and joyful too. 🌈☂️
Day One! The first night of Zine Pavilion in the bag, and no scary shit! In fact, mostly excellent shit! What a lovely opening night— several librarians from around the US bought our zines to add to their library’s holdings and said such supportive/kind things about our work, and told us they were so excitedContinue reading “Zine Pavilion Reflections!”
See everyone at the American Library Association’s Annual Conference, the biggest library event of the year, for Zine Pavilion! We’ll be tabling Friday evening and ALL day Saturday (June 23rd & June 24th) We’re so grateful to our extended community for helping us get an org safety plan together to make this feel doable after experiencingContinue reading “SxHx @ Zine Pavilion 2023!”
Some of our beloveds at the Love & Protect art making party yesterday 💜🌿
Hearts overflowing from our SxHx combabes and extended fam #InternationalWhoresDay picnic yesterday! Love and gratitude for rest, sharing food, memories, and catching up on sunshine time together! 🌿🖤
Happy #InternationalWhoresDay from Chicago, and the Haymarket Memorial! Sex working, trading, and hustling people have always been comrades in revolutionary struggle! Celebrate with us, and join in the fight for a better world! See our #IWD2023 threads on Twitter for resources, other radical comrades to follow and support, art, zines and more!
We’re taking time to reflect on the last seven years and invite you to support our work by sharing our online resources, celebrating the launch of our latest toolkit collaboration with Survived & Punished (https://sxhxcollective.org/…/SP-Sex-Work-toolkit-single…) and purchasing copies of our benefit zines + buttons! Here: https://sxhxcollective.org/store/ or from Quimby’s Bookstore(Chicago) or Bluestockings Cooperative (NYC) InContinue reading “Today, we’re turning 7 years old as a collective!!!”
A collaboration between Hacking//Hustling and the Support Ho(s)e Collective by Red Schulte What follows is a personal reflection and account of a program to support a friend and loved one coming home from prison better navigate technology and outside-change. This will also serve as an introduction to the “container” of our collective work. We startedContinue reading ““Formerly Incarcerated Worker Support Program” Intentions, Action & Reflections “
Amplifying a new project one of our comrades, Alisha, is involved with!! The Equitable Care Certification (ECC) is created by sex workers, sex work-affirming therapists and sex working therapists; it is composed of the Equitable Care Coalition & the Curriculum Committee. The Equitable Care Coalition broadly supports the creation of the certification through outreach, marketingContinue reading “Equitable Care Certification, launches!”
Remembering a dear friend of Alisha’s and a true comrade during what is/was her birth week. Sweet Bear, you are greatly missed. Rest in peace and power, Lauren “Bear” Stumblingbear. We will continue to speak your name, and organize in your honor.
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!”
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!”
Join us and our comrades Survived and Punished for a virtual toolkit launch of our latest collaboration: “Supporting Sex Workers & Survivors: Lessons for Defense Campaigns” on Dec. 8th @ 6PM ET. Closed Captioning is available via Zoom. Stream the webinar here: http://bit.ly/SWToolkit Our comrades Red and LiLi will be joined by Alisa Bierria ofContinue reading ““Supporting Sex Workers & Survivors: Lessons for Defense Campaigns” Virtual Toolkit Launch!”
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!”
Mark your calendars! On Nov. 30 at 4-6 PM ET join Interrupting Criminalization for their latest online #NoMorePolice event, featuring editors/contributors to Abolition Feminisms—including our comrade, Alisha! They’ll be discussing the criminalization of survivors and how survivors are leading abolitionist movements. Register here.
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”
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!”
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!”
Thank you to everyone who was on and/or helped organize the URBAN SURVIVORS UNION NATIONAL sex worker call tonight. So much understanding, compassion and knowledge. Feeling seen! All our love and appreciation 💓
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”
Today we celebrate ONE YEAR of our friend, comrade, sibling, and organizer Alisha being home!! As Red put it, “My friend has been home for a year. It’s been wild, full of learning, love, and boundaries (!), care, and messiness and most days I still wake up and check my phone to make sure IContinue reading “Celebrating Alisha’s Freedom Day, one year on!”
We’ve created a more web stable link to our Sex Work Syllabus document. We continue to hope this archive of our internal political education reading group materials (from 2015 – 2018) is useful for your self-guided or group organized learning/discussing/making! During those first few years of our organizing, we voraciously read, watched, listened to andContinue reading “New Stable Link for our SW Syllabus!”
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”
Dearest comrades, // CW for mentions of death of a community member below // Alisha’s beloved (step) father passed very unexpectedly. We are writing to ask if y’all could please share and give so that Alisha and her loved ones have the financial support they urgently need. Derrick was a kind, gentle and extremely supportiveContinue reading “Funeral & Family Support Funds Needed”
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
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!
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”