Bella Robinson: An Absolute Powerhouse
Bella Robinson, the Executive Director of COYOTE-RI, is a leading voice in the fight for sex workers’ rights. In a recent interview with Brown Political Review, she emphasized the importance of decriminalizing sex work, while acknowledging that it is not a magic solution for all the challenges faced by the community.
COYOTE-RI, the first sex workers’ rights organization in the United States, has been at the forefront of advocating for the decriminalization of sex work. Bella Robinson explained that criminalizing sex work only makes it more dangerous for sex workers, particularly those from marginalized communities. She also noted that decriminalizing sex work would make it easier for sex workers to access healthcare and other essential services.
However, decriminalization is just one part of a larger fight to destigmatize and protect sex workers. Robinson stressed the need for society to recognize that sex work is work and that sex workers are deserving of respect and agency. She also discussed the importance of centering the voices and experiences of sex workers in the conversation about their rights.
Bella Robinson’s work with COYOTE-RI and her advocacy for sex workers’ rights have been crucial in pushing for change in policy and attitudes towards sex work. By amplifying the voices of sex workers and working to destigmatize and decriminalize sex work, Robinson and her organization are helping to create a safer and more just world for all.
It is important to recognize that the fight for sex workers’ rights is ongoing and complex, and Robinson’s interview sheds light on the challenges and opportunities for progress. We encourage everyone to read and share her powerful insights to support the movement towards a more just and equitable society for all.