If you’re thinking “I don’t know any sex workers,” think again. Odds are you know a sex-working person. But maybe they haven’t told you because they don’t feel like it would be safe to share that information with you.
Imagine not being able to tell people you love how you make a living? Sex work is so much fucking work because of the alibis we have to craft just to keep ourselves from having our kids taken away or our hard-earned money seized.
For every out SW on Instagram there are thousands of folks just hustling to make a living without a social media account because having one would be criminalizing.
So instead of imagining sex workers as faceless women in black patent pumps on a slick sidewalk, ask why someone you love wouldn’t feel safe sharing that information with you? What sort of prejudices might you harbor that keeps you from connecting with others?