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Intersectionality through the Arts Sonia Onufer Corrêa Research associate, Associação Brasileira Interdisciplinar de AIDS (ABIA) and co-chair of Sexuality Policy Watch

The Sex Worker Zine Project, developed in partnership with the MoVE project at the African Centre for Migration & Society (ACMS) and the Sisonke Sex Worker Movement, highlight how collective sharing, research, and art can be combined to enhance awareness and political action against stigma, discrimination, and violence. One of its remarkable features is that the project was constructed in direct partnership with persons engaged in commercial sex—a group that faces extreme exclusion. It is also quite notable that female, male, and trans persons engaged in sex work were part of the project. Attention to detail Participants worked carefully and intentionally. While many of their stories included personal accounts of hardships, all wanted to highlight important aspects of survival, pride, and perserverance.

The Sex Worker Zine Project methodology evokes Paulo Freire inspired experiences of popular education that have mushroomed in Brazil and other Latin American countries since the 1970’s. This approach opens up the space for individual and collective recoveries of harsh life experiences and social conditions; it supports a process of collecting empirical evidences and testimonies of abuses and discrimination; and, it enables those involved to reconstruct their experiences through words and images as a way to enhance claims for recognition, non-discrimination, and justice. 102

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The Sex Worker Zine Project Ebook  

"Featuring the zines produced by 24 men, women, and transgender persons who live and sell sex in the Gauteng, Limpopo, and Mpumalanga provin...

The Sex Worker Zine Project Ebook  

"Featuring the zines produced by 24 men, women, and transgender persons who live and sell sex in the Gauteng, Limpopo, and Mpumalanga provin...