Tricks of the Trade by L. Synn Stern Download HERE
St. James Infirmary Occupational Health & Safety Manual, 3rd Ed. (2010) …and more SJI links HERE.
Network and Info
Sex Workers Project
The Sex Workers Project provides client-centered legal and social services to individuals who engage in sex work, regardless of whether they do so by choice, circumstance, or coercion. One of the first programs in the nation to assist survivors of human trafficking, the Sex Workers Project has pioneered an approach to service grounded in human rights, harm reduction and in the real life experiences of our clients. Our professional service providers are multi-lingual, non-judgmental and bring more than ten years of experience. Our attorneys help clients remain in stable housing, access safer working conditions and employment options, protect their legal rights in family court, clear their criminal records, secure legal immigration status, and fight police misconduct and hate crimes. Our social workers provide long term supportive therapy and case management, creating best practices for an emerging field.
PROS: Providers and Resources Offering Services to sex workers
The PROS Network works to improve the conditions of people engaging in the sex trade in NYC through strengthening connections between sex workers, their direct service providers, and advocates. We support people of all genders who, by choice, circumstance, or coercion, engage in sexual activities for money, food, shelter, clothing, drugs, or other survival needs. Grounded in principles of social justice and human rights, the PROS Network embraces a non-judgmental, harm reduction approach.
Persist Health Project
Persist Health Project is a New York City-based community health partnership, made up of health educators, social workers, nurse practitioners and human rights advocates, all of whom have either current or former experience in the sex trade or are our committed allies. It is founded on a belief that when we take control of our health and wellness together through education and health care, it is an act of empowerment and a tool for positive change.
SWOP-NYC and SWANK
Sex Workers Outreach Project New York City (SWOP-NYC) and Sex Workers Action New yorK (SWANK) are both volunteer-based, grassroots organizations and part of a national network dedicated to improving the lives of current and former sex workers/those with experience in the sex trade in the New York metro area, on and off of the job.
$pread Magazine (Gone but not forgotten)
$pread is a quarterly magazine by and for sex workers and those who support their rights. We are current and former strippers, escorts, pro-dommes, phone sex and fetish workers, and porn stars of all genders. The magazine has a focus on personal experiences and political insights, and contains practical information like news, features, health columns, and resources related to the sex industry. $pread builds community in the sex trade by featuring the honest and diverse perspectives of those who know it best: the women and men, including transgender persons, who work within this sensationalized, highly stereotyped industry.