There were a lot of things I loved about doing the Speak Up! training, but I am really excited about this public service announcement. I had the idea for this video last year but hadn’t had the opportunity to see it through until the media training. It’s just a minute long – check it out, spread it around, and please do get in touch if you have ideas about distributing it. I would love to get it some play on public television stations and the like.
The PSA is also available as an audio file (with two additional “I am”s, click to download (and feel free to include in your podcast!): AUDIO: I Am a Sex Worker
**EDIT** Wow, the PSA has gotten quite a lot of attention. It’s being linked to like crazy on Twitter, and a bunch of people are posting it to their Facebook pages as well. Lux Alptraum wrote it up at Fleshbot and Gram Ponante blogged about the value of humor in activism on his site Porn Valley Observed.
Judy McGuire wrote a really great piece at Betty Confidential called Speaking Out for Julissa Brisman: Why sex workers are too often the victim, in which I’m quoted and the PSA is featured.
Also, I finally launched a website for Sex Work Awareness. I don’t have all the kinks ironed out yet because the WP theme I chose is giving me some grief, but here it is: