And this continues today- in the near absence of recognised and accredited professional development for sex workers, we are sharing skills in the back rooms of brothels, forming networks to protect each other through Facebook and getting together to learn new and better ways of working.
The festival of Sex Work would like to contribute to this proud tradition by holding workshops facilitated for sex workers by sex workers.
Monday 28th of May
Skill Share/How to Hustle
This session will be an open discussion about different sex working skills. You can ask for or offer information/skills and support.
Stripper School 101
Sex Work & Self Care
Sex work is, among many things, a caring profession.This workshop will discuss the ways - big and small - in which we can care for ourselves and each other as sex workers.
Tuesday 29th of May
Sex Workers’ Writing Workshop
Facilitated by bestselling author, Kate Holden, this workshop focuses on the importance of sex worker stories, some tips and exercises about writing memories, whether they're for you in private or for publication.
Sex Worker Art Practice
Thursday 31st of May
Introductions to Sex Worker Organisations
Come learn about the Scarlet Alliance, the national association of sex workers and meet Vixen Victoria, a sex worker organisation who is putting on the Festival of Sex Work.
Sex Work Advocacy
How can we affect social change and defend the human rights of sex workers? This workshop looks at advocacy and how we can work towards achieving more as a community.
Where to next? Sex Worker activism & advocacy in Victoria
To effect change around sex work-related issues in Victoria, we need to work together. This session will be a brain-storming session to consolidate our strengths and to work out what we, as a community, want to see happen.
Workshops are sex worker only events.
To register your attendance of these workshop please call 0414 275 959.
To protect the privacy and confidentiality of workshop participants, the exact time and locations of workshops will not be made public. This information will be given to attending sex workers prior to the workshop dates.