SEATTLE EVENT: Sex Work is a Feminist Issue on April 22, 2019 #Site News#feminism#Seattle#sex Posted Apr 5 2019 Ariel arielmstallings "Someone I love is a sex worker" pin by Etsy seller RadicalButtons1 As part of my Offbeat Ada's event series here in Seattle at Ada's Technical Books, I'm hosting an evening of discussion with Pike Long, Deputy Director of St. James Infirmary, the nation's only clinic operated for and by people in the sex industry. We'll dive into the details and differences between sex work, trafficking, and exploitation using an intersectional feminist lens. Learn about the current multi-state push for sex work decriminalization and how it differs from legalization and the so-called "Nordic model." PROS BEFORE BROS: A very true story about sex work. We'll also explore first-person perspectives on the potential therapeutic value of sex work, and push back against simplistic narratives that paint all forms of sexual labor as inherently harmful or exploitative. This will be a unique opportunity to ask questions about all this and more. Oh and PS: Copies of my limited edition erotic book/jewelry pairing, PROS BEFORE BROS (a story of therapeutic sex work) will be available at the event. All proceeds from this event will go toward St. James Infirmary, a peer-based occupational health and safety clinic for sex workers of all genders. Based in San Francisco, St. James Infirmary seeks to meet the needs of people engaged in the sex trade through advocacy, direct services, and social justice. WHEN Monday, April 22, 2019 from 6 PM – 7:30 PM Doors at 6pm if you want to come have a drink with me and Pike! The program will start at 6:30 sharp. WHERE The Lab at Ada's Technical Books 425 15th Ave E, Seattle, Washington 98112 TICKETS: $10, with all proceeds going to St. James Infirmary! The venue only holds 35 people, and this fundraiser will likely sell out. Get your tickets NOW. Get tickets! Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Ariel Author of three editions of the Offbeat Bride book and the forthcoming From Shitshow To Afterglow, Ariel Meadow Stallings acts as the publisher of all the Offbeat Empire websites. She lives in Seattle with her son, and if she's not reading or writing books, chances are good that she's dancing or happy-crying. She writes weekly essays for her new publication, The Afterglow. PREVIOUS Move over "spinster": this old term for an unmarried woman is bad-ass NEXT How sex toys empowered me after trauma & shame Show/Hide comments [ 5 ] I won't be able to attend & I dearly want to! As a former sex worker, I am ecstatic that this group exists! Where would someone in the SoCal area be able to pick up this book? Reply It's available online! http://www.prosbeforebros.com ❤️ Reply I'm on the east coast; is there any chance this event might be livestreamed or recorded? Thank you! Reply Yes! I generally try to stream them… It's not the greatest quality, but you can see past examples over here: http://offbeatempire.com/events Reply Here's a link to the archived FB livestream: https://www.facebook.com/ilovetheempire/videos/1400584676748667 Reply Join the conversation Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.