Unapologetically Generational – with Desi

Mar 11, 2022

Recent Stories That Matter to the Movement

This episode we’ll update you on exciting new pieces of legislation regarding sex worker safety at the state and federal levels, as well as some troubling developments from Russian Only Fans creators. Our very special guest this week is Desiree, our host Lakeesha Harris’ daughter, and the two share a personal conversation on generational sex work.

8Lives Vigil & Massage License Decriminalization Act

On March 16, 2022, Asian-American activists and community members will gather in New York City (and online) to memorialize the 8 people murdered one year ago in the Atlanta, Georgia spa shootings. The event is produced in part by Red Canary Song, a grassroots organization that serves migrant and Asian massage workers, that is also part of a coalition that introduced The Massage License Decriminalization Act (A8281) New York last month. Learn more »

Russian OnlyFans Creators Banned

War affects the lives of sex workers in ways you might not expect. Many tech companies, including OnlyFans, have stopped conducting business in Russia. Read more »

Sex Worker Safety Legislation in Vermont, Oregon, and U.S. Congress

There are new sex worker safety legislation developments in Burlington, Vermont, Oregon, and in the U.S. Congress from Elizabeth Warren, Ron Wyden, Ro Khanna, and Barbara Lee. See the details »

John Oliver’s Sex Work Segment

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver devoted a half hour segment to global sex work politics, and got so much right! They even featured the work of the Deep South Decrim movement. Old Pro News writer and host, Lakeesha Harris, was one of the lead organizers for the Deep South Decrim Campaign during her time as Director of Reproductive Health and Justice at Women With A Vision, Inc. Read more and watch the segment »

Intergenerational Sex Work

Reminding listeners that “the personal is political,” Old Pro News writer and host, Lakeesha Harris, invites us into a conversation with her daughter, Desiree. Read Lakeesha’s monologue »

Mutual Aid Shout Out: Whose Corner Is It Anyway

Before we go, we always ask that you support sex worker mutual aids working tirelessly to sustain life for sex workers and their families. Whose Corner Is It Anyway, is a Western Massachusetts based mutual aid, harm reduction, political education, and organizing group led by stimulant and opioid using low-income, survival, or street-based sex workers. Learn more and contribute »