Sex work as a sociopolitical issue is used as a scapegoat to avoid addressing larger issues like poverty and violence against femmes. Sex work is not the problem and trying to make it disappear makes the problems worse.
Setting up business as an independent sex worker means putting a lot of information about ourselves online: our photos, our carefully-written advertising text, and our working names. This content is valuable because it brings in clients (and income).
Fighting stigma can be one of the most gruelling and dangerous parts of existing
as a sex worker. With mainstream media projecting harmful and often false
assumptions as to who sex workers are while simultaneously coopting our
aesthetics, the battle to tell our own stories is ongoing. Today we speak to
editor and creative director Penelope Dario about her new industry focused
magazine Petit Mort [https://www.petitmortmag.com/] and the importance of
documenting and showcasing the creativity of th