Archive for May, 2009

Akimbo Weekly Wrap Up (International Women’s Health Coalition)

May 29th, 2009 at 5:32 pm

Here’s what we’ve been checking out online this week: Nicole Heidbreder, who is on IWHC’s New Leadership Committee and is also a doula with DONA International, was featured in a short MSNBC piece about home birth and doulas as coaches. Johns Hopkins University has launched a new website, Resources for HIV/AIDS and Sexual and Reproductive […]


Speak Up! Media Training Materials as PDF

May 28th, 2009 at 1:07 am

On April 18, 2009 Sex Work Awareness had our first Speak Up! Media Training for the Empowered Sex Worker in New York City. All the attendees got to take home a big packet of training materials, and now we’re making that 45 page manual available to the public with a Creative Commons license. Here are […]


Human Sexuality Syllabus: My Attempt at College Teaching 2.0

May 26th, 2009 at 10:27 am

Dudes, I have been busting my ass on making a super duper amazing (if I do say so myself) syllabus for the Human Sexuality lecture course I teach at Rutgers in Newark. This is the third semester I’m teaching the class, and I think this time around I’m really coming into my own. Last summer, […]


Events: Sex Worker Made Media

May 25th, 2009 at 9:45 pm

Sex worker culture is alive, well, and self-documenting. I’m proud to be a part of this thing we call a movement. In the next week and change there are some totally awesome events happening, expressions of sex workers and the media we’re making. Two here in NYC, one in San Francisco: SCREENING: “In Our Own […]


Week of 5/18 on Akimbo (International Women’s Health Coalition)

May 22nd, 2009 at 2:46 pm

Here’s what we’ve been reading this week: The United Nations launched a new website, Special Envoy for AIDS in Africa, to focus on the empowering of women and girls; providing universal access to HIV prevention, care treatment and support; and engaging civil society in the HIV/AIDS response. On Pandagon, Amanda Marcotte has an interesting post […]


Rhode Island is Close to Making Indoor Sex Work Illegal Again

May 20th, 2009 at 12:56 pm

As is being covered in the Providence Journal (link to page of search results on prostitution), legalized indoor prostitution is very likely to end soon in RI. There is great, sex worker positive coverage of this issue on the Providence Daily Dose (thank you for the solidarity!). Here is an email from Tara, the director […]


This Week on Akimbo (International Women’s Health Coalition)

May 15th, 2009 at 5:18 pm

I realized this week that I’ve been totally lax in cross-posting stuff from Akimbo, the blog I edit for the International Women’s Health Coalition. I’ve started doing a weekly round-up post about what the communications team is reading and writing about over there, so I’m that cross-posting here. You should check out Akimbo in general […]


Letter to Attorney General Andrew Cuomo RE: Craigslist

May 14th, 2009 at 10:53 am

In New York State, Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has been waging an ongoing war against online prostitution. If you want to submit a letter to Andrew Cuomo, you can do so using this online form. If you’re in Connecticut, your Attorney General Richard Blumenthal is the guy you should be directing your attention to, which […]


PRESS RELEASE: “Erotic Services” Denied: Craigslist and Attorneys General Are Putting Sex Workers At Risk

May 13th, 2009 at 11:13 pm

This is a collaborative press release – please distribute and repost widely! Contact: Dylan Wolfe – Sex Workers Action New York (SWANK), swank@riseup.net Will Rockwell – $pread Magazine, will@spreadmagazine.org Audacia Ray – Sex Work Awareness (SWA), aray@sexworkawareness.org Susan Blake – Prostitutes of New York (PONY), pony@panix.com Michael Bottoms – Sex Workers Outreach Project – New […]


Internet Advocacy for Sexual Freedom (Sex 2.0)

May 9th, 2009 at 2:48 pm

Internet Advocacy for Sexual Freedom