Resources

I don’t consider these lists to be exhaustive. There are definitely other valuable books, websites, and social media accounts to follow, but these are some good ones to help get you started.

 

BOOKS

Coming Out Like a Porn Star: Essays on Pornography, Protection, and Privacy edited by Jiz Lee

I've Got to Make My Livin': Black Women's Sex Work in Turn-of-the-Century Chicago by Cynthia M. Blair

Playing the Whore by Melissa Gira Grant

Revolting Prostitutes by Juno Mac and Molly Smith

Sex, Lies & Statistics by Dr. Brooke Magnanti

Sex Work Matters by Melissa Hope Ditmore

Sex Workers, Psychics, and Numbers Runners: Black Women in New York City's Underground Economy by LaShawn Harris

Strange Times: Tales From American Strippers by Elle Stanger

Striptastic!: A Celebration of Dope-ass C*nts Who Like Money by Jacqueline France

Thriving in Sex Work: Heartfelt Advice for Staying Sane in the Sex Industry: A Self-Help Book for Sex Workers by Lola Davina

To Live Freely in This World: Sex Worker Activism in Africa by Chi Adanna Mgbako

 

 

WEBSITES

 

Black Sex Worker Collective

Decoding Stigma

Hacking//Hustling

Library Freedom Project

Lysistrata: A Mutual Care Collective & Fund

 

Sex Workers Outreach Project - SWOP-USA

SWARM (Sex Worker Advocacy and Resistance Movement)

 

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Twitter

 

@BodyByBlunts

@HeauxHistory

@Lola_Davina

@LysistrataMCCF

@MissLoreleiLee

@MsMaggieMayhem

@prolepeach

@RebelleCunt

@RedCanarySong

@SinnamonLove

@swopbehindbars

@swopusa

@thatgirlfierce

@TheBlackSWC

 

 

Instagram

 

The BSWC

 

Elle Stanger, CSE

 

Gizelle Marie

 

Jacq Frances

 

LysistrataMutualCareCollective

 

MF AKYNOS

 

Selena The Stripper

 

Sex Work History

 

Sex Workers Project @ UJC

 

Strippers United