How the Reproductive Justice Movement Can be Allies to Girls, Young Women and Transgender People involved in the sex trade and street economy

These are tips for working with young folks in the sex trade.

  • support the work of organizations that are led by youth in the sex trade and do not just merely “speak for or represent” the community
  • do not ask for their “story”. they will share it with you when they are ready.
  • they are not all just “victims” and/or “empowered. let them identify as they choose, do not choose for them.
  • stay away from using the word prostitute or trafficking. let them choose what word they want to use to describe their own experiences. using sex trade is better.

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