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with the Sisonke Sex Worker Movement, to conduct two new projects: a Gauteng based newsletter project called, Izwi Lethu: Our Voices, and a zine project in the provinces of Limpopo and Mpumalanga, South Africa. The Sex Worker Zine Project workshops took place in Makhado (Limpopo) and Nelspruit (Mpumalanga). Each workshop lasted two weeks and included an average of 12 people who either lived in the town where the project was conducted or who travelled from elsewhere in the Province in order to participate. I facilitaed the zine workshops with Quinten Edward Williams, a Johannesburg based artist who had also participated in the 2013 project, and has remained engaged in supporting the work of MoVE – including curating this publication. Linda Monane—a participant of the 2013 Volume 44 project and current Izwi Lethu: Our Voices newsletter reporter—and, Katlego Rasebitse—Advocacy and Media Coordinator, Sisonke Gauteng—were also involved; providing critical insights and support to the workshop process.

Examples of zine cover pages The zine stories feature a wide range of topics that each participant chose to write about.

During the first week of each of the workshops, we took the participants through a variety of multimodal visual and narrative exercises. Storytelling and art making were central to this phase. During the second week of the workshop, participants selected the story or theme that they wanted to focus on for their individual zines. Peer and facilitator support guided the making of each zine. 17

ABOUT THE SEX WORKER ZINE PROJECT

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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...