I’m in a class called Sex Work and Sex Trafficking, and recently someone (a real live grown-up from the city) came to talk to us about the organisation she works for, the Sex Worker’s Outreach project.
It describes itself as a “grassroots organization and part of a national network dedicated to improving the lives of current and former sex workers/those with experience in the sex trade in the New York metro area, on and off of the job.” They host workshops, skill shares, and provide legal, educational, and health resources.
Sex work is a very broadly defined category, encompassing a variety of professions, both legal and not-so-legal. Because of the taboo nature of their work, sex workers often have a hard time obtaining support and resources. Some people feel that supporting sex workers is part of addressing rape culture, sexism, and sex-negativity.
Check it out for yourself here.