Black Sex Worker Collective
Today we’re shouting out The Black Sex Worker Collective,a philanthropic arts project amplifying the voices and addressing the needs of current and former Black sex workers through peer support, legal assistance, healthcare resources, affordable housing referrals, and other basic needs assessments.
The Black Sex Worker Collective focuses on art forms such as dance, performance, and whore culture as a means to to highlight the advocacy of Black sex workers in the United States who are radically organizing for human, civil, and labor rights.
Their website states that:
The rights of sex workers have been and are under attack in the United States, impacting our lives through impoverishment, incarceration, and violence. As a Black-led collective with members representing marginalized communities, we are aware that current policy directions in the US will be further devastating for Black, trans and other marginalized populations, as well as directly affecting communities of color all the while strengthening the prison industrial complex off our backs. The moral and legal panic of sex has left the sex worker community vulnerable but, by extension, it has also illuminated labor discrimination and dictating what work is, who is allowed to work, and how. We aim to push forward with our work in the arts through politicizing, visibility, activism, and advocacy for the rights of sex workers.