I want to create a magazine or journal written by and for sex workers in Minneapolis. I see an opportunity to publish important narratives of female and queer people's lives as marginalized labor, as unique individuals, and as a community. I envision the magazine as a platform to strengthen and radicalize our community. The valuation and interpretation of our experiences can help us identify and address the needs, and desires of a population vulnerable to exploitation. I want to specifically address predatory practices in the dancing community, that would be eliminated by unionization. I'm really interested to find out what other contributors, and sex workers find significant, frustrating, and hopeful about sex work in Minneapolis. By doing a few workshops, and editing the magazine I want to cultivate a sex-positive, queer friendly tone as well as present an opportunity for self-promotion, self-preservation, and resistance for the community. I want to look at empowering narratives written by sex workers like Michelle Tea's Rent Girl and Portland's Black Book, and SFX magazines, and draw on the theoretical framework of feminist theorists like Susie Bright and Gayle Rubin.
Project Description: Sin.dicate
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