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 “
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!”
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 💓
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!”