Red Umbrella Project

Amplifying the voices of people in the sex trades

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Prose & Lore Issue 4 features twenty original, true stories about experiences in the sex trades, written by sex workers who were supported in writing their stories through Red Umbrella Project’s peer-led writing workshops in NYC and by mentor editors who worked with folks from outside of NYC .
Order your copy own copy for just 2.99!

Prose & Lore Issue 4 features twenty original, true stories about experiences in the sex trades, written by sex workers who were supported in writing their stories through Red Umbrella Project’s peer-led writing workshops in NYC and by mentor editors who worked with folks from outside of NYC .

Order your copy own copy for just 2.99!

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Labor Intensive: In Defense of Sex Work

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Prose & Lore Issue 4 features twenty original, true stories about experiences in the sex trades, written by sex workers who were supported in writing their stories through Red Umbrella Project’s peer-led writing workshops in NYC and by mentor editors who worked with folks from outside of NYC .
Order your copy own copy for just 2.99!

Prose & Lore Issue 4 features twenty original, true stories about experiences in the sex trades, written by sex workers who were supported in writing their stories through Red Umbrella Project’s peer-led writing workshops in NYC and by mentor editors who worked with folks from outside of NYC .

Order your copy own copy for just 2.99!

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One year after implementation, how are the Human Trafficking Intervention Courts (HTIC) impacting people in the sex trades in NYC? As sex workers concerned with economic justice, human rights, and challenging the prison industrial complex, Red Umbrella Project’s members have been doing observations in the Brooklyn and Queens Human Trafficking Intervention Courts to document what is happening within the system. On October 1, join us at Long Island University in Brooklyn for a free event to learn about our findings and get a copy of our report. 
Much more info to come! On October 1 we’ll also be releasing the report online.
The event takes place October 1, 7-9 pm at Long Island University Brooklyn Campus in the Health Sciences Building, Room HS 107. FREE. RSVP/info: https://www.facebook.com/events/544850512281784/

One year after implementation, how are the Human Trafficking Intervention Courts (HTIC) impacting people in the sex trades in NYC? 

As sex workers concerned with economic justice, human rights, and challenging the prison industrial complex, Red Umbrella Project’s members have been doing observations in the Brooklyn and Queens Human Trafficking Intervention Courts to document what is happening within the system. On October 1, join us at Long Island University in Brooklyn for a free event to learn about our findings and get a copy of our report. 

Much more info to come! On October 1 we’ll also be releasing the report online.

The event takes place October 1, 7-9 pm at Long Island University Brooklyn Campus in the Health Sciences Building, Room HS 107. FREE. RSVP/info: https://www.facebook.com/events/544850512281784/

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What if sex work was seen as normal? She said it encourages rape by making men feel entitled to sex. Has being able to buy a piece of pie ever made you feel entitled to assault a waitress or smash a pie case to get a piece? No, this is all about her discomfort with other people having sex in ways she doesn’t approve of. But there’s no acceptable universe where her moral comfort is more important than other people’s safety.

I’m Katha Pollitt’s “Highly Educated” Leftist—And A Sex Trafficking Victim

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New research released today by sex worker collective the Sex Worker Open University reveals that 17,318 police officers are active in Scotland, up by over a thousand since 2007; a boom some sources attribute to a rise in TV cop thrillers as well as an intense atmosphere of toxic masculinity within the force.

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Perfection in a lede.

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Sex workers protest 'Ugly Mugs' at Griffin Theatre in Sydney

A theater in Sydney is running a play based on Australias “Ugly Mugs” list (The Australian and UK blacklist of violent clients) despite the fact that these lists are meant to be confidential and only distributed to sex workers. Earlier this week theater goers leaving ‘Ugly Mugs’ were met by sex workers protesting the play.

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